Chocolate Chip Brown Sugar Cookies

A day of fishing and foraging on the chilly Swedish river banks calls for a well deserved sweet snack. Makes about 10 large cookies Ingredients 300g plain flour sifted 1 tspn bicarbonate of soda 200g brown sugar 150ml unsalted butter – melted (I usually melt an extra 50ml just in case I need more) 1…

‘Norwegian’ Quiche with Fennel Salad

After a brief stop in Oslo (as mentioned in previous post) we headed for the mighty Norwegian fjords. Thankfully the roads were not busy as they are windy, single lane and full of trucks not to mention the camper vans. If you are claustrophobic like me be prepared for lengthy mountain tunnels with one tunnel actually…

Mackerel with Pickled Cucumber, Horseradish and Herbs

I admit two posts in almost two days sounds like gloating and I am really sorry if it does, please see it as very very enthusiastic. I had to eventually wipe the smile which said ‘I fished-in the sea-on-a-boat-and-caught-real-fish’ off my face. We woke up to pretty grim weather and when Thomas Nillson Grebbestad the…

Moules Mariniere

This is possibly where Chef’s dreams are made off. When I read up on the area in the West Coast of Sweden I saw the term ‘Lobster Safari’ and ‘Oyster Safari and I was immediately intrigued. Gotland as a foodie destination is quite well known but I wanted to venture a bit further afield and…

Copenhagen effortlessly cool

It’s not often one comes across a place that oozes a mix of modern and cool so effortlessly. We are staying in the area of Norrebro. Young, vibrant and trendy is how I would describe it. If you have a bicycle, tattoos and a baby and or small dog on a lead you will fit…

Lemon and Yogurt Soup with Lentils, Brown Rice and Herbs

Hej from Denmark! We are staying on a farm in the very small town of Hellevad, Southern Denmark. The farm Hellevad Vandmolle is a self sustainable organic farm where produce and animals take the leading roll in the very busy farm. They even grow their own grain, dry and mill it.  This is where child…

Fair well Flanders – we loved every minute

We decided to choose the hottest day to go cycling for 30km plus. I needed a bribe, and a big one! I am partly to blame for the sugar monsters I have created over breakfast with the elaborate spread of pancakes,and plaatkoekies’ (need to find the english word for this but I guess an american…

Having a go at farm life (and I think I like it)

We are staying on a diary farm in Oedelem called De Bervallei where we are being treated to the sound of cows and fresh milk everyday! We start our mornings with a bike ride through the glorious countryside surrounded by apple and pear orchards and you guessed it more cows. The forest are not filled…

Who would have thought…

Who would of known that Belgium was such a food destination, I wish I knew. Maybe Belgium is England 50 year ago whereby everyone met each other at the local fishmonger, butcher and grocer. From the moment we crossed the border we were met by wonderful produce literally being sold from the road. Okay, we…