Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chicken cannelloni with bacon and mushrooms

Yesterday my dear friends Malin and Martin arrived from Sweden, and they are staying with us until Sunday. They arrived quite late in the evening, so I had prepared dinner so we wouldn’t eat around midnight. I made the chicken … Continue reading

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Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting

It has almost become a tradition for me to bake something for the office on a Sunday. I love baking, and feel I have enough time on a Sunday to spend hours in the kitchen, and most people like a … Continue reading

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Calamari, wild garlic mayo, asparagus and potato wedges

We had this lovely supper one day in the middle of the week, last week. Why? Because we can. No, but squid is so cheap, and it makes such a lovely summery meal. The best mayo I’ve ever made is … Continue reading

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Midsummer luncheon

Yesterday we had a lovely lunch at Ian and Anna’s house, so us scandos (Anna and me) could celebrate midsummer. There were eight of us, and everyone brought something for the meal, so we had a very international selection of … Continue reading

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My Midsummer’s eve was spent among beautiful girls in long dresses and men in either uniform or black tie. We went to the annual HAC summer ball together with some friends, one of them a member. The weather was absolutely … Continue reading

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Wednesday was the longest day of the year, and the Friday after the Nordic countries celebrate the pagan tradition Midsummer. It varies the way you celebrate, but most people dance around a maypole, eat traditional food such as pickled herring … Continue reading

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Bread and butter pudding

Yesterday I posted our proper Sunday supper consisting of venison burgers and potatoes au gratin, and as that was not enough we finished it off with a super traditional bread and butter pudding. My first ever as well, and thanks … Continue reading

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Venison burgers with potatoes au gratin and porcini sauce

Although it is summer (or is suppose to be) it is mostly rainy and grey here in the UK, sob sob. If this is the summer we’re having, then we need to make the most of it, right?! We did … Continue reading

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Chewy chocolate chip cookies

I was totally up for baking cookies on Sunday, I just had to decide which recipe to go for. And then I saw Anne’s latest post, clicked on the recipe and realised it was from the blog Smitten Kitchen which … Continue reading

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Alaskan pollock with mustardy leeks and potato salad with cabbage

My French colleague Fabienne is always very impressed by my cooking/baking skills and says that she can’t cook. I don’t believe her, I think all French women can cook. And so far she has not been able to convince me, … Continue reading

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