• rhubarb cream

    Rhubarb cream with strawberries

    Rhubarb cream is one of those old Swedish desserts that were always homemade. I have added strawberries to my cream. Thick rhubarb and strawberry cream as dessert is hugely underestimated. The rhubarb marries really well with the strawberries. It’s like a summer day in a bowl. Flavour memories I ate a lot of rhubarb cream when I was a kid. My mum used to get the store bought for me and my brother. We loved it. Sugary thick cream. What’s not to like? Strawberry was my favourite. We are it with ice cold milk. I have only now realised how easy it is to make. And the rhubarb with the strawberry is such a marvellous flavour…

  • Easter waffles

    Best Easter waffles recipe – Easter starts here

    Easter Waffles, is there a better way to start celebrating Easter? I think not! This specific recipe is an Easter waffle filled with Scandinavian flavours. And very typical toppings on the Easter dinner table. I love Easter, and I love waffles. The combination is Easter waffles. It’s a perfect way to celebrate spring and all the Scandinavian flavours in one little bite. This time of year it’s exciting to put all the freshly awoken flavours on the table. In Sweden cured Salmon is a must on any Easter table. There is also dill, eggs and West botnia cheese and brussels sprouts. Now, while the sprouts can be bitter if you fry them in some oil,…

  • Bakery style white chocolate raspberry muffins

    Bakery style white chocolate raspberry muffins with crumble on top, ever wondered how to make them? Me too! I see beautiful mouthwatering photos of muffins and I always wonder, how do people succeed with their muffins? It supposed to be one of those baking skills that you just have, however, let me tell you I didn’t. I have tried and failed so many times now. Which is good news for you, because then you don’t have to. I love it when they are full at the top since it’s my favourite part of the muffin. I love to break off the full top and devour it. But ever so often I get so…

  • Meatless Monday

    Meatless Monday – kid friendly recipes

    It’s Monday and meatless Monday none the less. In Sweden, meatless Monday’s have been a thing for quite a while now. The kid’s get lunch at school and they have slowly gotten used to less and less meat on the menu. Which is great. We have been trying Meatless Mondays in our home too for a while and it’s going in the right direction. Getting the kid’s approval Every other week we have five kid’s in the house. Both I and my partner are divorced and between us, there are five kids. Cooking for kid’s can be challenging in any shape or form, but when you bring kid’s together who are used to very different…

  • Belgian waffles

    Belgian Waffles – The Scandinavian way

    Belgian Waffles, oh how I love thee. When I was a kid, Belgian Waffles were something you would get on festivals and fairs. Waffles in Sweden are typically heart shaped, thin and crisp. I used to dream about Belgian Waffles with Nutella. Thick, delicious Belgian Waffles. I didn’t get to eat a lot of them as you can hear. Therefore, I got myself a Belgian waffle iron. A quick snack However on school breaks, as we have in Sweden right now, my mum used to make Swedish Waffles. It’s simple, quick and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like waffles. She would make a huge stack of them. I would hang out with…

  • Plättar - thin Swedish pancakes

    Plättar – thin Swedish pancakes

    Plättar are thin Swedish pancakes and is Scandinavian equivalent to the American pancakes. However, in Sweden, it’s a popular afternoon snack as well. We call it Mellanmål, literally translated, in between meals. As a kid I loved them. But we didn’t have a skillet used for that purpose. Which means I had to eat them whenever I was at a Swedish friend’s house. Since plättar, thin Swedish pancakes are indeed a very Scandinavian thing. However, now I have one from Le Creuset, which I adore. It’s brilliant. I usually make them either for breakfast or served after I make an artichoke soup. And I’m yet to find a kid who doesn’t love them as much as…

  • mean kidney dip

    Hasselbat potatoes and a mean kidney dip

    Everyone loves a good dip, right? This mean kidney dip was not only hit on the Halloween table, but this mean kidney dip goes well with the Scandinavian Friday tacos too. It disappeared quickly from the table at our house. And you will love how easy it is to make. If you want to make it with non-canned kidney beans, just remember to soak them overnight. I prefer to cook my own beans, but it takes a lot longer. If you use canned ones, just make sure you rinse the beans well before using them. This mean kidney dip is a bit spicy, but you can, of course, use more or less chilli. Some like…

  • crisp carrot salad

    Crisp carrot salad – to go with any dish

    Crisp carrot salad you say? That goes well with most dished? Yes! Do you ever wish for a little side salad that’s quick to make and it’s not just your usual sliced vegetables? Then this salad is for you. It’s quick, it’s sliced, but with a twist! I don’t know about you, but I always have a bag of carrots in the fridge. And I’m a little sick to either just grate them or make them into carrots sticks. Wich, of course, is not bad, however, I needed something new. The twist in this salad is the spicy ginger and the apple cider vinegar that gives this crisp carrot salad a stingy and…

  • Butter glazed carrots for Thanksgiving

    Butter glazed carrots for Thanksgiving

    First out, as part of my Thanksgiving special is Butter glazed carrots for Thanksgiving. As promised on my Instagram page, Thanksgiving recipes will be taking over this blog! First out is this delicious side dish with fresh carrots, from my local gardener. I can’t wait until my own veggie garden is up and running! Anyways, these small very tasty carrots went well with butter (honestly what doesn’t go well with butter?) and parmesan cheese. Serving butter glazed carrots for Thanksgiving will sure be an appreciated side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Now as I mentioned before, Thanksgiving is, as I’m sure you know not exactly a Swedish holiday. But celebrating with good food…

  • Vegan kale pesto

    Vegan Kale Pesto

    What do with a bunch of kale you wonder? Vegan kale pesto of course! Each week I get a surprise veggie bag from Los Perros Urban Farming. It’s seasonal, it’s local and it’s tasty! Last week I received kale in my veggie bag. Now, I’m not a huge fan of kale, to be honest. I make kale crisps occasionally, which actually goes great alongside crisply grilled chicken. However, I often struggle what to make out of kale. Therefore I needed to try something else to do with kale. Now, what I am a fan of, is pesto. In all its forms. Vegan kale pesto was no exception from this rule. To take away…