Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

I know that everone aren’t as excited about New Year’s Eve as I am, but please bare with me. I love parties, good food, bubbly and to dress up and this is why I love this tradition. I think it … Continue reading

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Delia’s Shepherd’s pie with endive, walnut and stilton salad

When I invited my Swedish friends over for lunch I wanted to have an English theme, because it worked so well the year before when I had afternoon tea. When the guests arrived I introduced them to mulled cider, dry … Continue reading

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It is over now. Two days ago I left Sweden, family and friends after nine days there to resume my London life. I had a lovely time in Sweden and did lots of fun things. Had a looovely dinner with … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

I love Christmas! This is what ours looked like… Merry Christmas everyone!

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Saffron cake with marzipan

This is a great Christmassy cake that I treated my friends to on Sunday when they came over for lunch. It is nice and moist and has a lovely colour from the saffron. Served with lightly whipped cream and a … Continue reading

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Venison steak with juniper berries and red wine

I’m staying with my parents in the Swedish countryside. It is lovely with the picturesque snow covered view and my mother makes the house so Christmassy the days leading up to Christmas. My parents have a freezer full of game … Continue reading

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Snow, snow, snow

I realise I was lucky to catch my flight without delays on Friday… Although it was freezing cold when I had to wait for the train in Copenhagen, I can appreciate the beauty of snow, when it looks like this. … Continue reading

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Time to go home for Christmas!

Tonight, if everything goes according to plan, is it time for me to fly home and give my parents a big hug. ‘My bags are packed and I’m ready to go…’ Fingers crossed the snow won’t manage to stop me. If … Continue reading

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Root vegetable gratin

When it is winter and cold, I use every possible excuse to eat hearty comforting food. The creamier the better! But, it’s not exactly healthy… So this is a slightly healthier version of potatoes au gratin. But instead of just … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner with friends, anchovies bake and brussel sprouts with bacon

On Saturday we had a little Christmas dinner among friends. It was David, Gaby, Ian, Anna and me and Christopher and we all contributed to the dinner by bringing different dishes, and the result was a great smorgasbord of Christmas food … Continue reading

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