Home made chilli oil

chilli oil, chile oil

The other day when I was researching recipes I came across homemade chilli oil. For some reason I have never really thought about making my own but as I read the recipe I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist making some. You can find the original recipe here. It is a great blog, The … Continue reading

Roast potatoes with sage and cranberries

sage and cranberry roast potatoes

Almost everyone I know loves roast potatoes, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. I developed this before Christmas because I wanted the perfect roast potatoes. I almost never use goose fat. There is something about the flavor that I just can’t get along with 100 percent so I have been avoiding making … Continue reading

Coconut milk and mushroom orzo risotto

coconut and mushroom orzo risotto

Risotto can be a bit of a challenge to cook. I think I am just not great with anything that has to do with rice. This is why I like to use orzo, a rice shaped pasta, to make risotto. A friend of mine told me when we discussed risotto that she used this pasta instead. I … Continue reading

Guaccamole salad

Guacamole Salad

We have a constant discussion about pizza in our household. We both like it but it isn’t something that I would eat too often whilst M would happily eat it, I believe at least six days a week. This wasn’t even something to think about as the availability (or lack of) made it almost impossible. … 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

Crispy tofu and pineapple salsa in hibiscus and rosehip tea

Ever since I read Chef Juliannas delicious looking recipe Halibut in spicy pineapple broth with pineapple cucumber relish I have been thinking about it. One day I will do the recipe but this is loosely based on it and Chef Julianna was the inspiration. Her blog is full of inspirational recipes and beautiful pictures.   … Continue reading

Spaghetti squash with split yellow pea and aubergine curry

Time has been on fast forward lately and if I have been at home it feels like it was just for a few hours to get some sleep. This was my last week at work. After this I have decided to take a day off, completely just doing what I want to do and to … Continue reading

Tomatillo and spinach pesto

I am usually not hungry at all in the morning but the other day I woke up hungry! I went to Whole Foods on my way to work to get a yogurt and some fruit for the day. I soon realized this was a bad idea as I got sidetracked by just about everything. I … Continue reading

Mung Dal lentil risotto

The year started very slowly and then all of the sudden it all kicked off! Today was a particularly manic day and I knew I needed to clear my head. usually any cooking helps me with this but today I wanted something that demanded my attention and what better than a risotto? The gentle stir … Continue reading

Tapioca pearl butternut risotto

I had all kinds of things planned for the weekend but again I got side tracked by an ingredient I have never cooked with or knowingly eaten before, tapioca pearls. It was sitting on the shelf looking very interesting. I knew I would have to buy it and make something out of it. Tapioca is … Continue reading