Smoked mackerel and tomato water

Smoked mackerel and tomato water -

I was talking the other day to a friend about watching TV. She has two little children and she limits any TV watching in favor of family time. I lived for six years without a TV and didn’t miss it. I think my old colleagues thought I was a bit strange and they could never … Continue reading

Three Cup Chicken, San Bei Ji

Three Cup Chicken, San Bei Ji

Sometimes I come across a recipe that just seems irresistible. I saw a picture of something called Three Cup Chicken and I just knew I had to make it. Three Cup Chicken, San Bei Ji is a Taiwanese dish. When I looked it up I was faced with a number of different recipes but the … Continue reading

Smoked mackerel with heritage tomatoes and roasted vegetables

smoked mackerel and heritage tomatoes

One of my favorite meals when I grew up was smoked mackerel with boiled potatoes and stewed spinach. Smoked mackerel is very soft in texture and has a delicious flavor. All fatty fish takes up smoke so well. Somehow I lost the dish for a few years, perhaps as it wasn’t as easy to buy … Continue reading

A day by the beach, cockel and French bean chowder

Fishing boats and sunrise

Lately we had a bit of a mini heatwave. It doesn’t happen here too often so it is a bit of a treat. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of a day by the sea. The sun rises over the beach and it is just gorgeous. All I need to do it set my … Continue reading

Cod inspired by the bluebell woods

Ever since I moved here I have heard about woods filled with bluebells. The season is quite short and we missed it last year. This year we had our minds set on finding them. Said and done, we took the dogs and set off on a bluebell hunt. I thought I had an idea of … Continue reading

Honeybush tea rubbed roast chicken and chilli baked fries

I started the year with all the best of intentions of being healthy, to exercise more and to cook healthier food. I have managed to get out exercising quite a bit but then the cold came, and what a cold! It is bone chilling, face numbing and well, it drove me, one day, to look … Continue reading

Sea bass with black bean sauce and wasabi mash

I have had a bit of a dry spell lately when it comes to cooking. This is quite unusual for me but there is a lot going on and a lot on my mind at the moment. I will share more about that in another blog but I haven’t even thought of something new and … Continue reading

Fresh sardines, roast baby beetroots with whipped avocado and feta

I come from Gothenburg where fish is plentiful and very, very fresh. Despite this there is a saying that in Gothenburg they only eat mackerel, salmon and cod. I have discovered I am not far off it but I do like a few more kinds of fish and sardines is one of them. I was very … Continue reading

Rösti loaded with cod and lobster and a Cinderella moment

I haven’t posted as many blog posts lately as I would like to. It seems that life has been turned up a few notches and if time keeps going this fast I will be 90 years old in no time! There has been some amazing events, a few trips to Dublin and I always meet … Continue reading

Ginger poached salmon with mushroom rice

I love mushrooms, on their own, as a side dish, stuffed, in salads… you name it! I have always loved mushroom rice and thought there must be a way to get more mushroom flavor in to the rice than just cooking them separate and then mixing them. I have to admit I have actually thought … Continue reading