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Recipes: Appetisers/Fingerfood

The Easiest Homemade Cheese Crisp Recipe Ever (gluten-free and low-carb)

I originally blogged about these baked cheese crackers back in early December 2007.  Back then I was teaching at the university during day-time and working as an intern at a restaurant in the evenings. Didn’t have much time – or need – to cook at home, so these delicious and exceptionally easy cheese crisps were perfect as a late-night nibble. Now, more …

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Saucy Asian Meatballs recipe

There was a day in early December last year that involved a small round turning table, a batch of beautifully styled Saucy Asian Meatballs from Ali’s Gimme Some Oven blog, one of my favourite white serving plates, our beautiful white and heavy cotton living room curtains, and our almost-two-year-old son Aksel. I don’t want to go into details, but let me …

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Beet deviled eggs aka Beetroot devilled eggs for Easter brunch

Beet-pickled eggs have made quite a few appearances here on Nami-Nami. First in April 2007, then again in March 2008, but in a marbled form. The ruby eggs were present on our Easter brunch in 2009, and ruby-red quail eggs were present on our Easter brunch in 2012. Probably in 2010 and 2011 as well, I just forgot to take …

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Canapés with mustard-lemon-dill butter and beets

Here’s one of the appetizers from our New Year’s Eve menu –  a tangy mustard-lemon-dill butter on a slice of dark rye bread, garnished with my old favourite, beetroot. A very Scandinavian flavour combination, it’s a great all-year appetizer that packs a lot of character (read: not the ideal accompaniment to your glass of fine champagne, but would go well with …

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Shrimp salad on rye appetizers

Christmas and New Year, although just a scant week apart, seem to be different seasons altogether for our little family here in Estonia. Throughout December and until Christmas, we eat black pudding and sauerkraut and pork roasts – the traditional Christmas fare – a lot. We’ll start eating Christmassy food early, weeks before Christmas. You see, you need to identify the …

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Puff pastry pinwheels with black pudding and lingonberry jam

Black pudding (aka blood sausages) with lingonberry jam are one of the staples on Estonian Christmas table and I like using these two elements in other dishes as well. Here’s a small pastry that I’ve been baking for 5 years already. The initial idea isn’t mine. Back in November 2008 I took part at a two-day cooking course (“Modern Christmas …

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