Foraging on the beach

Foraged asparagus salad

One of my favourite things to do is to go for a walk on the beach. It feels like the sky is a little bit nearer and nature is, well, all around you. No matter how often I go there the beach is different, sometimes it is full of shingles and the next day it … Continue reading

Wild Garlic Za’atar

Wild Garlic Za'atar

It seems like we have waited, and waited and waited for Spring to arrive. It came very slowly, challenged by late winter storms and icy winds from the East. Signs started to show up and the first to come up and brave the cold was crocus growing in a sheltered spot. They made me so … Continue reading

Hibiscus and Romano pepper Harissa

Chilies and hibiscus

There are different ways to brighten up a grey day and mine was absolutely made better by a fantastic goodybag from a friend. It was filled with different kinds of dried chillies! I unpacked them and immediately thought of making an harissa. Until a few weeks ago I had never made my own harissa. I … Continue reading

Black Dukkah

Black Dukkah

A friend of mine bought a jar of Dukkah for me as a surprise a few years ago. It was the first time I ever had it and it was delicious. I haven’t really thought about it until I went to The Barbary and they had a Black Dukkah salmon. I had to order it … Continue reading

Heritage tomato salad

heritage tomato salad

Do you have a favorite vegetable? I have many but one of my favorite vegetables is tomatoes. I try to always have some at home. They are delicious on their own and with so many things, in a salsa, sliced on a sandwich, with cheese, hot, cold, I can’t name them all here. One of … Continue reading

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