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Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Buddy’s yummies

Posted on May 21, 2013 | 1 comment

I am guilty of the title of this article. I am amazingly and shamefully guilty as sin and beyond sin. I found some photos a friend put up on Facebook, He had made some candy. Chocolate covered cream caramel squares. The evil git made me drool. So I asked him if  he would share the recipe with me for the blog. This recipe and these wonderful photos being shared here, are the result. So I give you, all the way from Finland some amazing candy for you to make at home.

Delicious Candy made by a good friend of mine in Finland.

Delicious Candy made by a good friend of mine in Finland.

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Three Flower Tea With Cinnamon

Posted on May 19, 2013 | 1 comment

Sorry folks, we are a bit low key today, we are enjoying the calm before the storm, so no pictures I am afraid. I am preparing for my first craft fair that will happen at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury MA, The Vintage Bazaar. I would love to see all of you there on the 22nd or 23rd of June.

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Sima To Go With Your Munkki For Vappu

Posted on May 2, 2013 | 4 comments

Vappu, is what Finnish people call the first of May. They have some interesting traditions that belong solely to them. These are not known in the realm of Sverige (Sweden) or Norway that border Finland. This lovely little treat of a beverage is distinct and special to Finland.

Sima For Vapu, drunk along side Munkki to celebrate May Day in Finnish Scandinavia.

Sima For Vapu, drunk along side Munkki to celebrate May Day in Finnish Scandinavia.

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Lavender Sugar

Posted on March 15, 2013 | 1 comment

Lavender Sugar by Cafe Primrose

Lavender Sugar
by Cafe Primrose

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Old Victorian Lemon Cookies New And Improved

Posted on March 7, 2013

Victorian Cookies

Victorian Cookies

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Thyme Soda Bread with Poppy Seed Crust

Posted on February 12, 2013 | 5 comments

We are starting a new tradition here at Cafe Primrose, and it feels good to be breaking new ground. What feels even better is to be doing our share to help the homemade/handmade movement  by shining a monthly spotlight on someone awesome.

Photo is the property of Louis Houghton Soda Bread  Thank you Louise, for allowing us to use this picture.

Photo is the property of Louise Houghton
Soda Bread
Thank you Louise, for allowing us to use this picture.

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Cozy Winter Storm Cookies Soft Baked Corn Syrup Free

Posted on February 9, 2013

Storm cookies and milk

Storm cookies and milk

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Scandinavian Christmas Ham

Posted on December 25, 2012 | 2 comments

Scandinavian Christmas Ham

It has been dark for hours…. The house smells delicious, of all sorts of food cooking on the stove, several casseroles, fresh salad, moose steak stew, reindeer meat, and rye bread and potatoes….. Out side, the darkness is -10 Fahrenheit. The snow is deep, and the darkness has swallowed up the world beyond the inside of the house and the delicious smell of cooking food on the stove.

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Everyone Loves Early Presents

Posted on December 22, 2012

The house smells like gift granola baking away in the oven. Perhaps one day I will share my recipe with everyone. It smells great. The husband is out doing final food shopping for the holiday and the dogs sleep peacefully beside me. And I find myself thinking there is just one more thing I want to share with everyone today, my early presents. One of which is a set of Mikasa french country dishes service for 8 plus serving tray and bowl and a coffee set. The other from my husband an eight piece set of Mauviel pots from the M’cook series. Now, pardon me a moment the granola must be mixed.

Would you like to have coffee at Cafe Primrose in our little dining room full of antiques, on our brand new french country dishes?

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Christmas Glögi From Finland And The Rest Of Scandinavia

Posted on December 20, 2012 | 6 comments

Glögi for two set up on the dining room table.

I can smell Christmas in the air tonight here at my house in Arlington MA. The scent lingers here even though there isn’t a flake of snow to be found for miles. It is a nice spicy scent that invades my home putting me in mind of Christmas. My husband is making one of the most delicious Christmas traditions of Scandinavia, where he comes from.

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