Plenty of cooking for the holidays!

Bacon turkey

Every year I approach Christmas with slight apprehension. The truth is that I am not really a Christmas person. No matter what I think or feel, Christmas does turn up every year and  I will always go with the flow and make the most of it. December 24th is when I celebrate Christmas so I … Continue reading

Smoked beef and butternut squash salad

Smoked beef salad

The other day I almost stumbled in a shop over a box of Christmas cards. I can’t be the only one who thinks it is just a tiny bit early? Saying that I am reminded every morning listening to the radio where they have a count down. The count down makes it sound so close … Continue reading

Valentines dinner, prawn mousse with mango and soy

I don’t know how a dish sometimes appear in my thoughts but lately prawn mousse has been on my mind. It might have been a conversation with a friend about seafood and what goes with it. Once the thought appeared I then had to think of how to make it, should I stuff something, dumplings, … Continue reading

Coconut curry in a hurry

I forgot to eat lunch and all of the sudden I had that really hungry feeling that I have to eat NOW! I considered the fastest options but with the fridge fairly empty at the moment, I should have gone to the shops but forgot. I was working on a document and got so in to … 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

Bacon wrapped turkey and all the trimmings

A turkey dinner can be a bit on the bland side and most of the ones I have had have also been a bit been dry. I was determined to cook a very English and completely non bland turkey dinner with all the trimmings, it is so delicious when everything falls in to place. I … Continue reading

Swedish fast food, smoked salmon and mustard stewed potatoes

Sometimes there is no room for waiting for dinner. Perhaps you have been out all day or you might have just realized just how hungry you are. For these occasions I am always thinking that the take away will take at least forty minutes and what can I cook faster than that?I was only thinking … Continue reading

Cod two ways and crispy roasted Brussels sprout leaves

Last week it was time for a Swedish visit to see friends and family. I only go a couple of times per year but why I can’t remember not to go in the winter is beyond me. Like a forgetful squirrel I seem to forget how dark it gets. It wasn’t very cold for the time of … Continue reading

Lemon and apple chicken with swede and parsnip mash

The first day of 2014 arrived with poring rain and howling winds. I didn’t feel like going outside at all and it was a day for comfort food. I had some chicken breasts that I wanted to cook for dinner. I took a look in my fruit bowl and decided to make lemon chicken, I … Continue reading

A very relaxed Christmas with friends

It was a great Christmas but slightly unconventional. I suppose it started in New York where my senses were assaulted by Christmas everywhere, in the nicest possible way. The Christmas dinner at Fjäderholmarnas Krog in Stockholm was the traditional dinner. After that it went slightly unconventional. Since I went to Stockholm I was behind and … Continue reading