Right now, the delicacy bear’s garlic is coming out of the ground like crazy in my part of Sweden. Right now, a beautiful spring sun is shining over our beautiful Österlen in the south. Right now it feels like a brisk contrast to what is happening in the rest of the world. Right now. Still, I cook. I make bear’s garlic pesto with baked carrots and red onion. So trivial as it is in this situation right now.
A common dish in Sweden is the Swedish hash called Pytt i panna. It’s often prepared with the leftovers from the week meaning mainly finely diced potatoes, yellow onion and some kind of meat, often beef. Today I make a green version of the traditional dish and serve it with pickled red cabbage.
I think that I have done this very simple dish about 5 times in the past two weeks. My dinner (or lunch for that matter) with root vegetables with fennel seeds and millet is so tasty, quickly made and filled with goodies that there’s really no reason not to make it. If you ask me ;0)
The fennel is at it’s best right now! Therefore, I serve you my new favorite, baked fennel with pink pepper and almond flour. If I got the chance I could probably eat this every day for a while…
Lentil cream may not sound so fancy, maybe not even very sexy to be honest … But, oh my! It’s so good and insanely easy to make.
Next time you want something quick, delicious and filling, do me a favor and make crisp rösti with carrots. It’s just so finger lickin’ good!
Its funny when you start thinking about it really… In India chapatis are baked over open fire, in Surinam roti, in Mexico you eat flat tortillas made of corn flour, in the Middle East you get amazing pita breads to be filled and in Sweden we are very proud to have our soft and hard flatbread. These thin breads are in various shapes available everywhere in the world. Today I bake a very easy to make flatbread with parsnip. So good!
Fennel seeds we often encounter in the bread and various fish dishes but how often do you actually make something with the beautiful vegetable? Meet one of my best taste buddies in the kitchen: the fennel!
If you recently started with reducing your carbs in your diet, you probably are also starting to miss a thing or two. One is probably bread. Cause, let’s be honest. It’s so easy to just grab a sandwich when in hurry or when you don’t have any mega-creative ideas about what to make. But! Cutting the carbs, doesn’t mean that you will never be able to get a great sandwich again. You just have to start making your own bread! Does is sound difficult? It’s not!
Almost christmas! The different taste and smell that comes to my mind when I think about christmas would be saffron, cinnamon, Seville (bitter) orange, cloves, ginger and lots of different kind of dried fruits and nuts. In other words, high time to start using some of these spices.