• Seared tuna starter - appetizer with tuna, honey mustard mayo, pickled red onions and capers
    Starters and appetizers

    Seared tuna starter

    This seared tuna starter with pickled red onions, caper berries and honey mustard mayo is inspired by the most amazing appetizer I had in an Italian restaurant in Tivoli in Copenhagen about 15 years ago. Sadly, the restaurant is no more, but all these years I’ve never forgotten that appetizer! For many years I didn’t dare try and copy it for fear of being disappointed, but finally I decided to give it a go, and the result here is so good. I really should have done this years ago! When I was a kid we had lots of tuna, but back then in the ’80s and ’90s the tuna would…

  • Chicken in creamy horseradish sauce with snap peas, fennel, pea shoots and dill
    Dinner,  Low-carb

    Hot chicken the Scandinavian way

    Horseradish is a very old and classic ingredient in Scandinavian cooking, and some say that it is the garlic of the North. But maybe it would be more fitting to compare it to chili as it provides a very distinct and aromatic hotness when added to a dish. This chicken in creamy horseradish sauce is one of the top classics of traditional Danish cooking, though here we’ve updated and modernized it a bit, bringing in some greens that compliment horseradish really well. I was introduced to the classic version of this dish (no greens added) by my grandparents when I was about 12 years old. At first sight, I was…

  • Cauliflower cream with grilled crunchy cauliflower and pistachio topping
    Fast 5-ingredients dishes,  Side dishes

    Rich and crunchy cauliflower side

    I am always looking for new and delicious ways to use cauliflower, and this rich and crunchy cauliflower side is my new favorite. It’s perfect for summer BBQ, steak, fish, lamb, chicken, you name it. Moreover, it is very easy to make, and it’s a great alternative to potatoes if you want to skip the starch. If you like, you can easily skip the Pecorino or Parmesan, or experiment either with other cheeses, a bit of grated zucchini or a bit of lemon. Or, if pistachios are not your favorite, almonds work very well as a substitute. As I make this side quite often, I like to mix it up…

  • King of the North and Fire and Blood - Game of Thrones drinks, season 8 episode 6 (House Stark and House Targaryen)
    Drinks

    Endgame…

    So we’ve come to the end of this epic Game…far too soon it seems. And so, we’ve also come to our last two drinks celebrating the last two Houses of Westeros. Quite fittingly, we thought, our ‘King of the North’ drink is on the sweeter side, while ‘Fire and Blood’ is slightly more bitter. We’ll let you decide which one goes first. What will rise out of the ashes of last Sunday’s episode? The web is buzzing with theories and Dany going rogue and deciding to incinerate all of Kings Landing has left devoted fans divided over the turn(s) the series has taken this last season. One thing is for…

  • Roasted tomatoes, tomatoes, Burrata salad - warm delicious salad, great for BBQ
    Salads,  Side dishes

    Potatoes, tomatoes, Burrata!

    The BBQ season is slowly catching up, and it’s the perfect time to experiment with tasty salads to go with a good piece of grilled meat or fish. Also, there’s an abundance of amazing spring, and even summer, veggies in the stores right now, and some of my personal favorites this time of year, are all the wonderful new potatoes that come out. This roasted potatoes, tomatoes and Burrata salad is a celebration of these new potatoes that are such a far cry from their drab and floury winter cousins. Not only do the potatoes taste so much better this time of year, so do tomatoes, so here we’ve decided…

  • A Pot of Gold - Game of Thrones drink for season 8, episode 5, in honor of House Lannister
    Drinks

    There will be fire, and blood

    After the last episode of GoT, the game is open, though it does seem there’s bound to be both fire and blood in GoT tonight. But whose fire will be the strongest and whose blood will spill? Once again we’ll need something strong to calm our nerves! This drink ‘A Pot of Gold’, named after another great, and very ambitious, house, will surely alleviate at least some of our anxieties. What exactly are we in for with all the political scheming going on? How far is Cersei willing to go to get rid of her enemies? Is Daenerys going mad, like her father, or is she just growing sad because…

  • Mother's Day flower cake - cheese cake with ginger biscuit crust and vanilla white chocolate hibiscus cream
    Cakes and desserts

    Mother’s Day flower cake

    A cake and flowers all in one? Isn’t that just the perfect Mother’s Day gift? With this Mother’s Day flower cake you get to pamper your mom in the best way she deserves. And maybe if you’re a good kid, she might even offer to share it with you 🙂 With a ginger biscuit brown sugar crust and a creamy vanilla white chocolate hibiscus filling, this Mother’s Day flower cake is simply an absolutely delicious gem of a cheesecake. You can either make one large cake or six smaller individual cakes depending on how you find it best to treat your mom this coming Sunday. Just beware to start on…

  • 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 some weight. If I summed up all the weight I have lost and then gained again it would be more than I weigh today, so I can’t say that I have been successful! However, my recent diet is all about not eating carbs, which is why some of our recipes are in the ‘low carb’ category. My family loves butter chicken and we eat it at least once a month, but butter chicken typically goes with basmati rice and that is a no-no on my diet, so I had to substitute it with something else. Here is…

  • 'Eerie Dawn' - Game of Thrones drink for season 8, episode 4 in honor of House Arryn
    Drinks

    Dawn is coming

    An eerie dawn awaits us in tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones. The long night is over and the Night King is dead. Who saw that coming? It seems it can only mean one thing: what is in the cards now is a yet unimagined and unpredictable horror dealt by Cercei’s hand. And maybe we are in for an even longer night still… It does appear we may have mistaken the Night King for the bigger enemy of the two and have underestimated the level of Cersei’s evil intent. But come to think of it, she really is not that different from the Night King, as her deepest desire is…

  • Sauces, dips, butters

    Let’s nail that Béarnaise!

    If you are from Denmark, or have ever lived in Denmark, you will know that Danes love sauce. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Denmark came in first place on a list of most sauce eating nations in the world. (And béarnaise sauce would certainly be among the absolute favorites.) If you don’t believe me, try the cruel experiment of serving a good steak with no sauce to a Dane. I promise you the disappointment and disillusionment will be of unforgettable proportions. It’s hard to say exactly why béarnaise especially has such a dear place in the hearts and bellies of most Danes. But the strong craving for this…