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Sidsel

My name is Sidsel Pedersen and I am from Denmark. I am a highschool teacher and an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy and other speculative fiction. I am also a roleplayer and a happy home cook.
Glass of ginger beer with lemon slice

Home-brewed ginger beer

Real home-brewed ginger beer has a kick to it. With it’s strong, but not overpowering, taste of ginger my ginger beer is perfect in a dark’n’stormy or to drink on it’s own as sodapop for adults.

I have now made it several times and are ready to share my recipe. Some of you might have read my tales of ginger beer. The big lesson learned from my first tries was – use plastic bottles – really do!

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Quince Butter

Quince butter is a soft, delicious and piquant jam-like preserve, that works wonders with bread or paired with cheese. It is a bit of a job to make, but it is so fantastic that I am planing to do it again this year. It does take quite a bit of work, but it is worth it!

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apple fritters and a dish of fresh fruit

Apple fritters

In the renaissance in Denmark fritters of different kinds were all the rage. One of the ones that have transformed and is still a traditional dish in Denmark is the apple fritters “æbleskiver” – not that there is apples in the modern ones. This is a much more traditional apple fritter – with apples inside. They are super tasty and you might want to just eat all of them.

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