Coca Cola and ginger carnitas

Carnita filled tortilla

The holidays always inspire me to go more healthy in January and this year has been no exception. It is almost a relief to get stuck in to a bowl of soup or a salad and think of lighter foods and more vegetables! Saying this, and after a very light and healthy dinner, I was … Continue reading

Fish sauce, chilli and maple candied pork belly

Fish sauce, maple suryp and chile candied pork belly

I believe that everyone has some foodie weakness. For many it is chocolate or bacon. For me, I am a complete cheese addict and am always a sucker for some pork belly, what is yours? If you only cook low fat, healthy and low in sugar and salt food, please stop reading now. This is so … Continue reading

Savoury meringue canapés

savoury meringue beef canape

For some reason I have never made my own steak sauce. This could be because I usually eat my steak with garlic butter or sauce Bearnaise but it could also be because I needed to find a truly inspiring recipe.  When I read the very Angie’s, Fiesta Friday, steak sauce recipe I knew it was … Continue reading

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

Sushi and friends

It was a friend of mine’s birthday and no matter how much I thought about it I came up blank when it came to something to get for her. My imagination and creativity seems to have taken a temporary break. I know she doesn’t like cooking but loves to have friends around and hosts lovely parties. … Continue reading

Garlic baked camembert with honey roasted figs

Inspiration to cook comes and goes. Most of the time I love spending time thinking about what to cook next. Sources of inspiration are everywhere but sometimes the will to make even the simplest dishes seems to abandon me. With my mind pre occupied by other things than food, I know it is hard to … Continue reading

Being social with little bites and truffle toasties

We are surrounded by very social neighbours. We all love a glass or two of wine and good food and we meet up at any given opportunity to enjoy this together. The last time was a birthday, what better time to celebrate?! I wanted to make something special and decided to go for a few … Continue reading

An ode to the steak sandwich

Food is like a lot of things in life, it is not the most complicated dishes that are the best. Sometimes they are but a craving can be for anything, no matter how simplistic. I have a new love in my life and that is a seeded loaf from a bakery, The Bakehouse that is … Continue reading

Spicy tomato soup

The holidays are over, the winds are getting colder and it is time for soup. I went to see a friend the other day and she made lunch, tomato soup with a cheesy toast. It made me remember a tomato soup I used to make and all of the sudden I felt an urge to make … 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