cooking

Recipe 4 – Parsnip gratin

Today’s recipe is for people who enjoy parsnips. Not everyone likes this vegetable, and I can understand why. It hat quite a distinct flavor, but I definitely enjoy it. This recipe is a nice substitute for a potato gratin and would work very well together with any piece of meat or fish. I [...]

3rd November 2015

Recipe 3 – Cardamom sponge cake with apples

Today it’s time for fika – the Swedish tradition of having something sweet with your coffee (or tea). A good reason to invite some friends over to drink huge amounts of coffee and talk for a few hours. Since it’s autumn and the apples are getting ripe I found it suiting to choose [...]

23rd October 2015

Recipe 2 – Broccoli gratin with tuna

Today’s recipe is a low-carb creation from long before that became a trend in cooking. This broccoli gratin was quite simple to make and I definitely enjoyed it. I recommend using cheese with a strong flavor to give it some extra punch. Broccoli gratin with tuna and cheese sauce Cooking time [...]

13th October 2015

Recipe 1 – Pirog

Time to get started on the giant cooking project. This is the first of what will turn into a series of over 200 recipes that I will try out and translate from Swedish. They are all taken from a cookbook originating from Bor in Småland, Sweden. Read more about the cookbook here. First of all, I [...]

2nd October 2015

Medieval fair Bad Wildbad 2015

Bad Wildbad is an idyllic village situated in northern Black Forest. It’s well known for its thermal waters and has several spa’s, among which the Palais Thermal probably is the most famous one. This majestic mid 19th century building actually has a much older history than that. Its [...]

22nd September 2015

Beef roll-ups with sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and basil

Beef roll-ups are a classic in many European countries. This version takes some inspiration from the Italian kitchen with the use of mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. For today’s recipe the credits go to my younger brother Andreas. He posted a picture on Facebook a few weeks ago when [...]

15th September 2015

A cookbook from Bor in Småland – Sweden

This week I received the great news that the publisher of a Swedish cookbook from the 1980’s/ early 1990’s will allow me to scan it and publish it online. The reason I want to do this is because a relative of mine (the aunt of my father) contributed with some recipes in this cookbook. [...]

11th September 2015

Hearty beef noodle soup

A quick and simple beef noodle soup which can easily be turned vegan by replacing the meat and beef stock. Cooking time including preparation: 20-30 minutes (depending on how fast you are with a knife) Portions: 3-4 Ingredients: 100-150 g thinly sliced organic beef A few slices of aubergine, [...]

8th September 2015