Blackberry Panna Cotta with Lavender Syrup

Blackberry Panna Cotta with Lavender Syrup

Blackberry Panna Cotta with Lavender Syrup

Panna Cotta is originally from Italy, but has spread its wings and you see it on menus and at dinner parties all over the world. Traditionally Panna Cotta is made with simple Vanilla, but for some extra elegance I made mine with Buttermilk and Blackberries.

Blackberries have always been quite exotic to me since they do not grow in Iceland where I grew up. I only saw them in foreign children’s books and movies, and I was probably 20 years old when I tasted my first blackberry!
Nowadays I use them frequently and the “exotic” charm has worn off – but I do love them, and not only because they are delicious but because they are so pretty. Read More…

Blackberry Panna Cotta with Lavender Syrup

Cherry Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker Needed

Cherry Ice Cream   No Ice Cream Maker Needed

Cherry Ice Cream   No Ice Cream Maker Needed

I will never forget when I tasted Cherries for the first time. It was at a market in China and the berries were really dark and juicy. It was love at first bite!

Since this divine experience almost 15 years ago I have been practising the art of tying a knot on the stem, and it is now my go to party trick. You will have tons of opportunity to practise after making this ice cream since the recipe calls for 400 g (14 oz) of pitted berries. Read More…

Cherry Ice Cream   No Ice Cream Maker Needed

Family Style Dinner – Noodle Soup

Family Style Dinner   Noodle Soup

Family Style Dinner   Noodle Soup

This Noodle Soup recipe is pretty simple but I am not gonna lie to you it is time consuming to make. So make sure to start your stock early and you will have the happiest people around your dinner table.

This dish isn’t expensive, so it is great for larger parties. I recommend using a cheap cut of beef for this soup, either Round Steak (Coulotte) or Shank. Just remember to add to the recipe, since mine is only for four people.
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Family Style Dinner   Noodle Soup

Japanese Matcha Tea

Japanese Matcha Tea

My dear friend Per is a Tea Enthusiast, and Matcha is his favorite. I asked him to teach me the ancient technique of whisking a perfect bowl of the famous super power tea.

Japanese Matcha, powdered, high quality green tea, has been drunk in Japan as part of the tea ceremony for almost 900 years. Matcha is super concentrated and packed full of the goodness we need to help keep us looking and feeling happy and healthy.

Matcha is very bitter and therefor always served with a little sweet something something. Get my recipe for Japanese Dorayaki here Read More…

Japanese Matcha Tea

Dorayaki – The Scandinavian Version

Dorayaki   The Scandinavian Version

Dorayaki   The Scandinavian Version

Dorayaki (どら焼き) is one of the most popular Japanese pastry. It is a sandwich of two sweet pancake-like patties with Anko (sweet red bean paste) in the middle.
If you have never had Japanese sweets, Dorayaki is perfect for beginners. It is sweet and simply delicious!

This recipe of mine isn’t completely traditional, I tweaked it a little bit by adding some salted caramel and fresh berries for a Scandinavian Twist! Read More…

Dorayaki   The Scandinavian Version

Surprise Summer Sandwiches for the Picnic

Surprise Summer Sandwiches for the Picnic

Surprise Summer Sandwiches for the Picnic

When my dear friend Noura turned 30 she threw a picnic in Central Park and asked me to prepare something super simple yet fun for her guests to eat.
The budget was limited and the weather forecast was hot, hot hot so I came up with the concept of Surprise Sandwiches.

All the sandwiches were wrapped and in a big basket. Then the guests stuck their hand in and fished up a sammie, without knowing the topping. No two sammies were the same so that first bite was a total surprise for everyone, hence the name.
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Surprise Summer Sandwiches for the Picnic

Family Style Dinner – Meatballs with Ramsons

Family Style Dinner   Meatballs with Ramsons

Family Style Dinner   Meatballs with Ramsons

Ramsons (Allium ursinum) are often called wild garlic and are not to be confused with Ramps (Allium Tricoccum) that are wild leeks.
Ramsons grow in Europe and Asia while Ramps grow in North America.

These meatballs are packed with flavour and therefor perfect to serve along with something light like a salad and/or flat bread.
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Family Style Dinner   Meatballs with Ramsons
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