Author: Isabel

Simple by Ottolenghi and mashed potatoes with herb oil

A few months ago, the latest book written by one of my absolute favorite chefs – Yotam Ottolenghi, was published. Today it’s time for me to review the book Simple and of course make something really tasty (and simple) from the book! Ottolenghi quickly became a kind of icon for vegetarian food from the Middle East. 7 cookbooks further and at least half of the world now keeps rose water, pomegranate and the typical spice mix Zaataar in the cabins. Or should I say, at least Holland and the rest of Europe. In Sweden, I feel a rather new interest for food with Moroccan, Israelian and Turkish origin. I’m still surprised how much this kind of food seems to be up here in the Nordic countries. But maybe I’m wrong, hope so. And if not, I have NOW the chance to help them on the way! The book Simple is really simple. Simple in it’s layout, recipe selection and ingredients (if you disregard some of the wonderful specialties😉 typical for the region ).This must be a …

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Tiny saffron muffins

A few weeks ago we needed a smaller sponge cake for a dessert we served in the restaurant and I made up this recipe. For the asian-inspired dessert we served that time we added matcha tea, but today I have made them a bit more Christmas-like as in Sweden with saffron and raisins instead. 

Chocolate cake with lingon and red lentils

Autumn and rainy days. Time for friends and dinners in candlelight. And of course chocolate, Lots of it! The first post after this summer’s busy days for me turned into a chocolate cake with intense red lingonberries, dark chocolate, a fun bottom layer with red lentils and dried blue cornflowers with a hint of midsummer bright nights.

A reflection on three months with Tastecelebration Residence

We sit on our porch in the lukewarm summer night. I have a blanket over my knees and hot, fresh mint tea in my teacup. The stars are twinkling above our heads and it feels like a good moment for a reflection of the past three months with Tastecelebration Residence.

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Chokladbollar and recipe for Chocolate balls with white chocolate and lemon

Some time ago, the Swedish colorful book Chokladbollar by Mia Öhrn was released. Today I tell you a bit about the book and give you the recipe for oh so delicious chocolate balls with white chocolate and lemon!

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Lifehack carrot

Sometimes you look into the fridge and think there is NOTHING there. Really nothing but maybe some potatoes, some onion and carrots. And then you really have a lot … Today I put the spotlight on the carrot and put it in its correct light.

Tastecelebration Residence

Finally! The blog gets its very own meeting place for foodies; Tastecelebration Residence. Now we are open!

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Sticky chocolate cake with chestnut flour

Chestnut flour is a new discovery for me since a few months ago. It has a great slightly sweet taste and can be used for both cakes, pasta and bread. Today I make a sticky chocolate cake with it.

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Green paté with cranberry sauce

Today, I serve a colorful green paté with cranberry sauce on the blog. You can choose to serve it  cold as an appetizer or as a main course with maybe some boiled potatoes and a salad to go with it. It will be good anyway.

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Fresh chestnuts

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose … A classic song with Nat King Cole. At this very moment, the new harvest of chestnuts has arrived and its high time to enjoy the seasonal goddess!