Pulled pork ragu

pulled pork ragu asparagus and egg yolk

The other morning I woke up just before sunrise. I think it was the seagulls who seemed to have a loud gathering on a neighbors rooftop. I love the sound and looking outside the sky was beautifully golden and it held the promise of a sunny day. I think it was the first day of the … Continue reading

Smoked Cod and Cockel salad

smoked cod and cockel salad starter

I went shopping last week! Nothing amazing about it, I don’t shop as much as I used to but this time I bought cup cake stands. I have no intentions of making cup cakes, or bake any time soon I have to admit, but I thought they would be perfect for smoking food using my … Continue reading

Truffled baby portobello mushroom

A while back I was talking to one of my friends about truffle. I said I place truffle butter under the skin of my Christmas turkey and he asked if I served it with mushrooms to bridge the flavours. There was not a mushroom in sight at my Christmas dinner but I kept thinking about … Continue reading

Asparagus, mozzarella and lamb salad with garlic buttermilk

After a period of grey and quite cold weather we have had a bit of a warm spell. Not warm enough to leave the jacket at home but lovely and sunny. Enough to get the seeds going in the greenhouse and for a tiny asparagus spear to appear. Sadly the top was eaten by something … Continue reading

Pork belly with a crackling moment and dumplings

The past week went by so fast I am not sure what happened to time. The weather turned colder, we even had a few snowflakes but mainly it is the icy winds. It has been clear and there were some lovely long walks on the beach, all wrapped up in my winter gear, a woolly … Continue reading

Midsummer and pretty much everything on the barbecue

Midsummer in Sweden is a celebratory affair. It symbolizes the longest day of the year and there are strong traditions. The first thing you do is to leave town if you live there and head for the summer house or friends/family in the country. There will be a maypole, in Swedish called a midsommarstång. There … Continue reading

Lightly spiced chicken wings, swede mash and roast vegetables

When I think of comfort foods chicken and mash is never far away! There is something so lovely about tender chicken meat and melt in your mouth mash. This was the last meal I cooked in the old kitchen. Everyone told me it will be a pain to live in the middle of not having … Continue reading

Sunshine and barbecue, finished with spiced cherries and pineapple

Give me a weekend with half decent weather, no rain and I am happy with even smaller doses of sunshine and I can’t stop thinking about barbecue. This weekend lovely weather and plenty of sunshine was promised and well, do I need to say more?! We loaded up on charcoal, I still haven’t gotten around … Continue reading

Spring vegetable soup and stuffed portobello mushrooms

It has been a hectic week and I had very little time to think about food. I have cooked what was in my fridge, larder and freezer hardly leaving the house. Today I made a conscious effort to actually go outside and take a proper lunch. I walked past the veg monger and saw that … Continue reading

Asparagus season is here! Asparagus with truffle egg

We have some friends who moved to Italy a few years ago, they have a beautiful old farm house with views to kill. The sheep goes past their road on a regular basis and no matter in what hurry you are, if they are passing the road, take a step back and chill out until … Continue reading