Recipes Inspired by Travel

Baked Nisu, or Finnish Cardamom Bread, golden brown and sprinkled with pearl sugar and almonds. Image shows one loaf at an angle, with the other loaf in the far corner, cut off. The loaves are on parchment paper and a cooling rack, on a wooden table.

Nisu: Finnish Cardamom Bread

Stunning Nisu, or Finnish Cardamom Bread, has a delightful pearl-sugar studded crust and a pillowy soft crumb, spiced with freshly ground cardamom. Perfect with coffee and brunch!

Small-Batch Boston Brown Bread with Smoked Fish

A classic New England treat steamed in a can, Boston Brown Bread is easy to make at home. The homemade version tastes so much better! The unique serving suggestion from a dearly missed restaurant is a perfect appetizer for an autumn feast! This small-batch version makes just enough. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
Pumpkins form the basis for Pumpkin Splendor

Pumpkin Splendor: Roasted Pumpkin with Pumpkin Salad and Pumpkin Purée

Inspired by an unforgettable pumpkin dish I had at Pod Zidom, a Michelin listed restaurant in Zagreb, Pumpkin Splendor is my more rustic New England take. A perfect small-batch starter or vegetable course for your autumnal table, this unique dish is so much greater than the sum of its parts. This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
Ingredients for a Hugo Spritz, an Aperitif from Italy. Image shows a bottle of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, mint sprigs and lime slices on a wooden surface

Hugo Spritz: Your Aperitif of the Summer

Have you had a Hugo Spritz? Learn to make this light and floral Italian aperitif that’s popular in Europe! This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).