Monthly Archives: September 2011

Friday update and next weeks menu

Already Friday again and less than three months left till Christmas. It feels very surreal considering that we had a 27C this week… This week has just whizzed by and the only thing I’ve done is to attend a crash … Continue reading

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Mexican cornbread

I borrowed a wonderful cookbook of my friend Gaby, the American equivalent to Delia Smith Mrs Beeton; The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Gaby suggested I’d try the cornbread recipe, and I had actually thought of baking cornbread just a few days … Continue reading

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Chicken thighs with sambal oelek and basil

Once again, I am promoting chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. I like that this meat always come with skin that you can crisp up. It is also a lot cheaper than chicken breasts, but the main advantage for me, … Continue reading

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Tuscan wine tasting at Harrod’s

I don’t think Harrod’s needs an introduction, and I am a big fan of their food halls, and of course the Laduree cafée. But this time we were there for a Tuscan wine tasting in their wine store in the … Continue reading

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Moist chocolate cake with frosting

I love a good chocolate cake with frosting, partyly because I (like most people) really like chocolate, but also because of a dear childhood memory. My maternal grandmother was a good cook and baker and when it was her or … Continue reading

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Roast lamb shoulder with roast potatoes and red wine and porcini sauce

I thoroughly enjoy the Sunday roasts so common in this country, and it is certainly the season for it again now. So last Sunday we had the frist roast with roast potatoes for a while, and it was lovely! I … Continue reading

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Crisp salted oatmeal white chocolate cookies

I found the recipe for these irresistible cookies on the Smitten Kitchen blog (do check it out if you haven’t already). I knew immediately after seeing the recipe that I had to make them. I am not one who can … Continue reading

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Nice bubbles

The drinking culture is quite I mean vast in difference between Sweden and England. To generalise: in Sweden you drink at special occasions, mainly Friday and Saturday night. In England you drink to socialise and it doesn’t matter what day … Continue reading

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Weekly update and menu

Yay – that time of the week again! This week was a lot nicer than last though, probably because it started with a nice lunch on Monday, followed by a lovely winetasting on the Tuesday. The following days were calmer … Continue reading

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Autumnal granola with peanut butter

I have stopped buying muesli/granola in shops for several reasons: The first time I made my own granola I realised how less sweet it was compared to bought versions. (And I thought I had a lot of sugar in it.) … Continue reading

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