Basil and lemon pickled mackerel

basil and lemon pickled mackerel

Sometimes even the best laid plans don’t work out. Herring season is in full swing  and it is so plentiful I decided to pickle my own herring for Christmas. I pickled herring from scratch a while back and it worked out so well I wanted to make it again and share it with friends and … Continue reading

Pickled herring from scratch

garlic and corainder pickled herring

This week I have done something very Swedish, I pickled my own herring. Pickled herring hasn’t had the same breakthrough in the UK as it has in Sweden so the selection and availability is quite poor. Having had a brainwave whilst at the fishmongers looking at fresh herrings made me realize that I can pickle … Continue reading

Falling apples, good friends and Marstrand island

I wanted to get a trip to Sweden in before the summer is over. As I booked it I didn’t think about it but it was apple time. I am not sure if I have ever noticed quite so many apple trees but there was one in just about every garden! As I was talking … Continue reading