A market stall, a new challenge

Market stall

I know I am on a bit of a pasta mission at the moment but there is a reason. I have taken a stand at the local Saturday market and the debut was last Saturday. I am selling fresh, home made pasta, hence all the practicing, tomato sauce and hot sauces. I felt I needed a … Continue reading

Festive beers and cheers

homegating beer and snacks

In America tailgating is very common. I have seen it a few times, weather permitting in the UK at rugby games but the season is mainly in cold weather and somehow it always seems easier to pop in to a pub, or do some “homegating”, set it all up at home. The atmosphere is not … Continue reading

My Sweden

When I first moved to the UK from Sweden I spent virtually every holiday going back. Since then I started to go less and less and now I don’t go as often as I perhaps feel I should. It is still, and will always be home but as I don’t actually have a home there … Continue reading

Baked figs, ravioli and prosecco braised pork belly

As much as I hate to admit this, not long ago I tried to impress someone by cooking a dinner. It all went wrong and it was like I was hit with a temporary blockage of tastebuds and a complete inability to cook things that never failed before. It was so bad I brought out … Continue reading

A small mountain of meatballs & mash with Chocolate Delice for dessert

I am at it again, baking that is. I have devised a strategy, baking without flour. I know it is sort of cheating (?) but it is a start for a non baker like myself. Like cooking, baking gives me time to think. I know I am not always the most sharing person when it … 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

A Swedish Christmas with English friends

Christmas is a holiday that brings joy but it can also bring stress. I decided many years ago that Christmas should be relaxing and fun. This year so much has happened. I was thinking about friends, new friends, we have meet so many, old friends, so dear to me. Our move this year to the … Continue reading

Two kinds of spiced chicken wings and blue cheese dressing on Black Friday

The American tradition Black Friday seems to have hit the UK big time. I saw some crazy shoppers chasing a bargain, stopping at nothing. I can’t remember there having been such a frenzy here before, this is usually reserved for Boxing day, or when IKEA opened in Edmonton in 2005. I didn’t go to the … Continue reading

Crispy pulled duck and glazed pork with kimchi mash

A friend of mine is doing a short movie on a topic that most of us might never see and hopefully never experience but that is there, like the black side of society. The movie is about sex trafficking, a horrible and very lucrative trade that is on the rise. You can find more information … Continue reading

Mezze inspired chorizo stuffed pork loin with squash hummus

My friends were talking about how they had a great Lebanese meal when they were last in London. I have to admit that it gave me food envy, I have no idea where the nearest Lebanese restaurant would be here and they are so plentiful in London! I thought I would make some dishes myself but … Continue reading