Off the beaten track – Hopballe Mølle (Hopballe Mill), Denmark

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Visiting Denmark, there are so many of the typical tourist attractions you tend to visit. And don’t get me wrong, we have been past a few of them too! But there are so many small and less known places to see and visit too. During our trip, I looked for places that could be interesting to both adults and the kids. I then quite randomly stumbled across an ad for Hopballe Mølle and we decided to give it a try for breakfast. They serve breakfast on the weekends between 09.00 and 11.45, brunch between 12.15 and 15.00 and then coffee and cake from 14.30 to 17.00. Continue reading

Easter leftover sugar cookies

Easter is over for now and it is time to leave the cabin and clean out the kitchen leftovers! I tried to try use some of the staples and some of the leftovers in the candy bowls (yes, we have leftovers… 🙂 ), and decided to make some simple dairy free sugar cookies. The ones with the Easter egg chocolates on are not completely dairy free though.

Sugar cookies filled with leftover marzipan and nougat eggs from Anton Berg

Sugar cookies filled with leftover marzipan and nougat eggs from Anton Berg

Sugar cookies_IMG_4762I am not sure everyone agreed this counted as cleaning up in the kitchen, but no one complains when they get cookies. And I managed to use up some of the stuff I wanted to get out of the kitchen cupboards too. The best part is, we all have treats for the drive home! Continue reading

Hot cross buns


There’s no Easter without hot cross buns! But I have to admit, I have made them at my own terms and to our liking. Any recipe I find for these always gets altered into what I know we like. I really am no fan of candied citrus peels, especially not the store bought stuff. So mine are without that. These ones are also dairy free and thus, allergy friendly. But, the great thing with baking, is that you can make your own little twists and make it into what you personally like. Continue reading

Easter egg hunt & twist bread recipe

What could be more fun for the kids to do during Easter than an Easter egg hunt? We’ve had a wonderful day with 11 kids running around searching for Easter eggs in the garden, eating candy, hot dogs, marshmallows and just having great fun. It takes a little effort to plan and execute, but if you share the tasks with your friends, you can easily arrange an Easter egg hunt without too much planning or preparation needed.

Delicious grilled marshmallows

Delicious grilled marshmallows

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Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate

Melting chocolate

Melting chocolate

Since we are getting closer to Easter, it only seems a good idea to write about chocolate. Chocolate can be delicious, yet tricky at the same time. Especially when you try to temper it, which is what I am going to write about today.

But, it is so tempting, both to grown ups and to little helping hands. If there is one thing the little monkey’s will never turn down, it’s definitely chocolate. Continue reading

Pumpkin soup

Since Easter is just around the corner, the posts on the blog this week will be a little focused towards that topic. I will try to add a little on activities with kids and good family dinners with a hint of yellow to stick with the Easter spirit. 🙂 The first one being a delicious yellow pumpkin soup.

What do you like to eat for Easter?

Vibrant color to a healthy soup

Vibrant color to a healthy soup

I have to admit, pumpkin and pumpkin soup was new to me before I met Ralph. But coming from a different part of the globe, he was used to different vegetable varieties than me and quickly introduced some to our dinner table. Pumpkin has since become a staple in our household and a welcomed change to the more common potato for dinner. I will post other recipes with pumpkin too, but will start with the more traditional way too cook it, namely the pumpkin soup. Continue reading