In Sweden, as in many countries the Christmas is filled with traditions of dishes that should be served around this time of the year. I however think it’s the different spices that really make Christmas. Today, the classic gingerbread spices will give taste to my Christmas granola with orange. Good for a yogurt, in a cake or maybe even as adding some crisp to a salad!
The Swedish book The new green salad by Therese Elgquist is a really nice book about warm and cold salads. Today I review the book and cook a warm salad with wild rice and roasted pumpkin from it.
With all the amazing fruits and vegetables that are ready for harvest right now, it is a true pleasure to make your own fruit leather. It’s so easy to make and fun experimenting with!
Like creamy, dark truffles. But as a smooth chocolate cake. That you can store in the freezer so that you don’t have to eat everything at once. Or, always be prepared when that I-must-have-something-anything-will-do! feeling (sorry, guests I mean of course) arrive … A smooth chocolate cake made with the finest cherries from a garden close to you. And puffed quinoa from maybe a bit further away.
It’s been hot in the Netherlands lately! So hot that I started to look for alternatives to my daily hot coffee… Therefor, today a ice cold pick-me-up coffee drink with lots of goodies in!
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!
Really? A chocolate smoothie with COURGETTE! No, I didn’t go crazy. This taste sooo good! The frozen courgette with cacao creates a milkshake-like drink that I often make for my husband and myself in the afternoon as an extra energy boost.
In Sweden, it is very common to prepare your own christmas candy. We gather with family and friends and make caramel, marzipan, gingerbread and chocolate for a whole day. We drink mulled wine, do small talks, cooking and trying not to finish all goodies. Finally you roll home with a full stomach and hopefully a bowl of homemade candy to enjoy for Christmas (if you didn’t eat it all during the making of…).
Today I send a breakfast tip on chiapudding with apple syrup and raw carrot cake to you. This is a delicious and filling breakfast!
Lingonberry, a berry that I very much associate with my home-country Sweden. To be picked in the wild woods in the end of august, beginning of september. Something I very much look forward to every year. Today I serve a remake of a classic Swedish chocolatefudge cake with lingonberries. Meet my almost raw chocolate fudge with sour lingonberries (or red currants for anyone abroad, including myself).