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

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Swedish Christmas with a very large ham

Some things in life are about compromise and we usually compromise for as long as we want to and it feels ok to do so. In our household we celebrate Christmas on different days and to make everyone happy and Christmas a little bit more festive we have a Swedish Christmas on December 24th and an English … 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

Meatloaf on a rainy, windy day

All the rain and cold weather lately makes me want comfort food. I was thinking about what I wanted to eat and what I had time to make and meatloaf came up a clear winner. It is easy to make and cooks itself in the oven whilst I could finish up work, perfect. Feta cheese … Continue reading

The first asparagus and lamb meatloaf

After two long years of waiting we can finally start to harvest our asparagus that we grow at the allotment! Last year we took a few stems but not many and very carefully. This year there are quite a few and I picked a nice handful today for the very first time. There are more … Continue reading

Post Christmas lightness

After an indulgent Christmas and with an indulgent New Year’s Eve dinner coming up I felt the urge for healthy foods. I went off to the supermarket and came back with soy based yoghurt, Kellogg’s Special K, lots of vegetables and fruit, fish, hummus, lovely fresh cranberries, dark bread and stocking up on quinoa and … Continue reading