Monthly Archives: February 2011

A nice Friday dinner

On Friday after work we made our way to Terroirs for a drink or two, and we managed to get a table in the basement even though we hadn’t booked and were only having drinks. Perfect! And our friends liked … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

We had friends coming to stay with us on Thursday and it has been a great weekend despite the English rain. We have had lots of nice food both at home and at restaurant, so it is safe to say … Continue reading

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Cake balls

I have seen cake balls in a few different blogs, among others the great Flickan & kakorna, and wanted to give it a try myself. When I made the love yummies the other day I can out of icing sugar and … Continue reading

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Gnocchi gratin with spinach and smoked ham

I love my iPhone for lots of reasons, but one is that it is so easy to write down notes. I have lots of to-do-lists there and quite a few recipes. This recipe, or the ingredients list rather, I found … Continue reading

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Visitors from Sweden

Yesterday two dear friends from home arrived for a long weekend in London, staying with me and Christopher. It is the third time Daniel and Maria are visiting me since I moved here, and I am so grateful for that. I … Continue reading

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Creamy Croque Monsiuer

Since I visited Gaby in the autumn, I have been meaning to try to re-create the croque monsieur we had in a French brasserie in Winchester – it was absolutely perfect! And this weekend, I came pretty close! Yay! :) This … Continue reading

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Kärleksmums or Love yummies

These cakes are a classic in Sweden and you find the recipe in the great cookbook Swedish cakes and cookies. The name means love yummies, but I have no idea why they have aquired this name. But they are yummy … Continue reading

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Lamb shoulder with rosemary and garlic

On Sunday I made a proper roast. I love to slowcook meat and have the wonderful smell of rosemary and garlic fill the rooms. It feels so homely and cosy. Love it! Lamb shoulder with rosemary and garlic, serves 4 half … Continue reading

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Yummy frittata

It is sometimes needed to clear out the fridge, and I love when some leftovers result in a lovely meal. For this frittata I used up some new potatoes, asparagus, feta and sunblush tomatoes. It was lovely and the different … Continue reading

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Mexican scrambled eggs – my way

In the cookbook Nigella Express, Nigella has a recipe for Mexican scrambled eggs with soft tortillas, chilli, spring onions and tomato, and although that sounds very appealing to me, I wanted to make my own version with the hard tortilla … Continue reading

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