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Danish Christmas Day Rice Pudding with Cherry Sauce Recipe (Risalamande)

In Denmark, many Danes end Christmas Day dinner with an almond and rice pudding dessert with cherry sauce called Risalamande (pronounced rees-sil-lā-mon-de. ) Actually you can make and eat Risalamande any time of the year but it is often associated with Christmas because one of the ingredients in Risalamande is a rice porridge called Risengrød (pronounced risen-groo with a hint of a d sound at the end) which again, you can eat any time of the year. It is a tradition to serve Risengrød as part of Christmas Eve dinner and put some outside for the gnomes (similar to bribing Santa Claus with cookies and milk.) If you don’t thank the gnomes (Nisse in Danish, Tomte in other Scandinavian countries) for protecting the family from harm with a bowl of porridge on Christmas Eve, the nisser (plural for nisse) will get mad and play tricks on you.  But you don’t want to give all of the leftover porridge to the gnomes! By the time Christmas day rolls around, the nisser should be fat and happy a

How to Dehydrate Fresh Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a staple in my kitchen. So much so that I usually buy more than one container when I go grocery shopping.

Well wouldn't you know it, the one time I buy three containers of fresh mushrooms, we can't go through all of them before they take a turn toward iffy. And if you know your mushrooms, iffy turns into compost fodder real quick.




I experimented dehydrating my fresh mushrooms and it worked! I stored the mushrooms in an empty jar to use in winter soup or some sort of crockpot dinner creation

I made a video to show you how I dry mushrooms.




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