Crab cakes with tartar style sauce

crab cake with spinach and tartar sauce

It feels like winter has arrived again. After some warm weather temperatures dropped, there were casualties at the allotment and I actually got my winter jacket out. I was thinking of warming stews and soups when I saw crabs at the fishmonger. They are the first of the year that I have seen and I had … Continue reading

Slow roasted garlic and herb smothered lamb with salt roasted veg

Roast lamb and salt baked vegetables

I woke up the other day and felt that it was a great day for cooking. I have been making so much pasta lately and spent too much time developing various flavors there hasn’t really been enough time to think of much else. A while back I saw salt baked vegetables and wanted to make … Continue reading

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