• Autumn gnocchi with Parma ham, sage, zucchini and almonds
    Dinner

    Autumn gnocchi

    The flavors of sage, Parma ham and gnocchi go really well together. In this autumn gnocchi recipe we’ve added some green zucchini and chopped almonds on top for a bit of crunch. These are wonderful autumn flavors! Of course you can go the extra mile and make your own gnocchi, but in well-stocked stores they usually carry ready made good quality gnocchi. Also, the bonus if you use the ready made kind is that you’ll have your autumn gnocchi dinner ready in less that 30 min. This time of year when it’s dark and gloomy outside when you come home in the afternoon, it’s vital that making dinner is not…

  • Dinner,  Pescetarian,  Starters and appetizers

    Killer soup? Well, it is Halloween

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Halloween out there! I’m getting ready with my Halloween menu and thought we might warm up with this creamy pumpkin soup with scallops. In my book, this is a real killer soup: creamy, sweet, spicy with a hint of citrus, garlic and finished off elegantly with pan-seared scallops. What is not to like? Serve it before or after you go out there trick or treating with the little ones, either way it will surely make you feel warm and guard you against the chill. Without a doubt the chili and garlic will keep any monsters or vampires that might be lurking out there…

  • Rye bread with beer - classic Danish recipe without sourdough or yeast
    Bread and baked goods

    Rye bread with beer

    In my top three of foods I miss the most from Denmark, you will definitely find rye bread, or ‘rugbrød’ in Danish. Since moving to Canada almost three years ago, I’ve not yet been able to find any type of bread that comes even close to resembling classic Danish rye bread. I did once buy a rye bread from an Danish bakery store here in Toronto, but I have to say even that, despite its original recipe, was rather a disappointment. Luckily, I dug up this old recipe for rye bread with beer in one of my grandma’s old collections of recipes. It’s heavenly and it just tastes like home!…

  • Bourbon and bubbles cocktail with sliced peaches
    Drinks

    Bourbon and bubbles

    It’s Friday and coming home from work on a cold and windy October day, this is the perfect cocktail to get warmth back into your bones and celebrate the beginning of the weekend. This bourbon and bubbles cocktail is really opposites attracts: the elegant and light sparkling wine meeting rich and deep bourbon. I find they make for a perfect combination of warmth and festive lightness all in one. Just what you need on a cold and windy Friday night! Recently I find myself liking bourbon cocktails more and more. Maybe it’s the season, or maybe it’s that extra depth the bourbon adds. But then again, I never liked really…

  • Spooky Halloween treats. Sweet treats with lemon marshmallow filling covered in white chocolate
    Cakes and desserts

    Spooky Halloween treats

    These little sweet treats are very common in Denmark, the rest of Scandinavia and Germany, but I have yet to find a similar product in an English-speaking country. The classic version is with plain marshmallow filling covered in dark chocolate. But these are fun and different little spooky Halloween treats if you want to be the favorite place for the neighborhood kids to visit on Halloween. The version I made here is with lemon, but all sorts of flavors can be added to give the marshmallow the taste of your desire. The classic plain soft marshmallow with dark chocolate cover are also very delicious, and if you want to switch…

  • Onion quiche with Brie and Gruyère - classic French tart with two amazing cheeses
    Bread and baked goods,  Cheese,  Dinner

    Two cheese onion quiche

    There is something rather retro about quiches. For me, they always seem to bring back memories of buffets in the ’90s. Luckily, most of them are fond memories, which I guess is why I continue to make a lot of quiches. This onion quiche with Brie and Gruyère is my own variation of a classic French onion quiche, basically a product of me being really fond of both French onion quiche and cheese, especially Brie. The result is a very soft, creamy and fluffy quiche with lots of rich and deep taste, perfect for lazy autumn lunches, dinners, brunches… or, buffets! The trick to a really good quiche, though, is…

  • Zucchini toast with fresh hersb - perfect toast for fall! Easy appetizer or dinner.
    Dinner,  Fast 5-ingredients dishes,  Starters and appetizers

    Toast for fall

    This October I find myself cooking a lot with zucchini, almost to the point where you’d think I grew them in my own garden. Maybe you’re growing them yourself and are trying to find good use for the overwhelming yield this sturdy little plant produces, or maybe, like me, you just brought home a whole bunch for the price of almost nothing. Either way, these zucchini toast with fresh herbs are a wonderful way to make the most of this very reasonably priced, yet very delicious vegetable. As the days are getting shorter (way too fast!), and there’s no way of ignoring that fall is here, I really like cooking…

  • Apple blackberry cake. Delicate and delicious tea time cake
    Cakes and desserts

    Tea time apple and blackberry cake

    This apple blackberry cake is inspired by a recipe from an Irish Pub cookbook I bought one time I visited Dublin. I bought the book for only 5 Euros, and it was well worth the money, because it is the cookbook in my collection that I have used the most. As I often do with recipes I come across, I’ve ended up making my own version of the cake with an added twist of blackberries. However, the blackberries can easily be left out, if you’re not a fan. I have often made this apple blackberry cake for when my mother-in-law comes over for tea, so for me it is a…

  • Indian coleslaw - coleslaw with a twist, perfect with Indian food or barbecue
    Low-carb,  Salads,  Side dishes

    Coleslaw with a twist

    This Indian coleslaw salad is inspired by my never ending attempts to lose weight. If I summed up all the weight I have lost and gained again it would be more than I weigh today, so I can’t say that I have been successful. My recent diet is all about not eating carbs, which is why some of our recipes are titled “low-carb”. My family loves butter chicken and we eat it at least once a month, but butter chicken goes with basmati rice and that is a no-no on my diet, so I had to substitute it with something. Here is where this Indian coleslaw salad comes into the…

  • Risotto with fennel and peas and mint. Delicious green harvest risotto
    Dinner

    Green harvest risotto

    Back from a long summer hiatus which we’ve spent experimenting and coming up with new must-try recipes, this green harvest risotto with fennel and peas and mint perfectly reflects our end-of-summer, beginning-of-autumn mood. I often make risotto, both because I find it’s easy to make and because it’s so wonderfully versatile. There are infinite possibilities to vary a basic risotto by switching up your add on ingredients depending on mood and season, or even what’s sitting in your fridge waiting to find a good purpose. What I like especially about this risotto with fennel and peas and mint is the sweetness of the peas combined with the freshness of the…