No-fuss Spinach Pasta Bake

I love Kenji Lopez-Alt´s book, “The Food Lab”. He is a “nerd in the kitchen” who does all those double blind scientific studies on cooking techniques and questions everything that great master chefs have always told you to do. According to his book, the secret to “gooey mac & cheese” is condensed milk. I was…

The Secret to Happy Herbs and a very Special Salad Dressing

The secret to growing herbs is the same as with any plant: you must not forget to water them regularly. I am utterly useless at keeping my plants alive, so I got the help of a flower box with integrated water reservoir. I have never been able to keep coriander alive for long, but here…

Rhubarb Tart

This springtime treat is one of my children´s favourite, with no leftovers to reckon with. I admit to not sticking to the standard recommendation of letting the pastry rest for half an hour in the fridge before rolling out. If I do that, I end up with a hard ball of dough that will cost…

Savoury polenta cakes with meat filling

Starting out as another one for using leftover goulash – these polenta cakes turned out to be amazingly moreish. I had been toying with the idea to fill Columbian “Arepas” with meat instead of the traditionally used cheese for ages. The “Harina de Maíz” is hard to come by, so I tried to use polenta…

Pasta with lamb and asparagus

This is one of our fabourite white asparagus dishes. We first tasted it in a restaurant during a visit to Friuli, Italy many many years ago. Since then, we have been looking forward to this dish  every springtime! It is an essence of the spring flavours of lamb and asparagus, where lamb is gently boiled…

Strawberry Dudes

I was just arranging strawberries from the farmer´s market (true! and they DO amazingly good and much better than supermarket strawberries) on a “Barbapapa” plate when it ocurred to me to have a little fun with star sprinkles. I just pressed the sprinkles onto the strawberries, they held their place nicely. Also, I cut off…

Pulled gulash buttermilk flatbread wraps

I do admit to using the term “pulled” because it is fashionable. But I love gulash, and I have always wanted to combine it into a dish that has the fresheness and goodness of a Vietnamese summer roll. So here, I pluck apart my leftover gulash meat and pack it into a flatbread wrap with…

Buttermilk flatbreads

My most recent culinary “discovery” has been the combination of buttermilk and baking soda. It makes American style pancakes soft and fluffy, and you can whisk up homemeade soda bread on a Sunday afternoon when you have run out of bread, and you will be ready for dinner in less than an hour! Here my…

Spring Veg Bread Salad

We always have some leftover white bread, which I have found out to be a lovely addition to crispy vegetable salads. Here, I have cut the bread into cubes, fried them in plenty of butter, and then tossed them together with sliced avocado, radishes, tomatoes, peppers and roughly chopped rocket. Instead of oil and vinegar,…

Back to the kitchen!

I am back to cooking and blogging, after having spent the past two years pursuing a career as a Semiconductor Packaging Technologist. I did enjoy the job, and it got me travelling to some lovely foodie places like Korea and Taiwan, and I did get to eat lots of delicious food and try new things,…