Coconut panna cotta with oven baked rhubarb

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Finding new ways to update your recipes and using your garden vegetables is not always the easiest. But every now and then that little light bulb comes on. This was definitely one of those moments. I wanted to make a dessert for a dinner with friends, but I also wanted to “upgrade” it a little. So when I noticed we had a can of coconut milk, I decided to try the panna cotta recipe with coconut milk. Continue reading

Pavlova

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Pavlova seems to have become the new national celebratory cake in this country too. Before the Constitution Day, the newspapers and food magazines were filled with recipe suggestions for how to make a good pavlova. I initially got to know this wonderful cake through my other half, who is Australian, where this cake origins from, or it may be New Zealand, but the main point is that it was pretty unknown in Norway until a few years ago. Continue reading

Spring potato salad

A lot of dishes come to life when you rummage through the fridge, wondering what to use for a certain dish. A little like a mystery box off MasterChef. 🙂 (Yes, I like MasterChef, specifically Australian MasterChef!)

Potato salad_IMG_5836This potato salad is exactly that, a result of finding some pre-cut potatoes sitting in water in the fridge. We had planned to use them for dinner a couple of days ago, but we obviously decided to make something else and forgot about them. Luckily they were perfectly fine still and just waiting to be used. Continue reading

Celebratory fruit skewers

It has been a long and exhausting but fun day filled with way too much food. That is always the case when celebrating anything in Norway really and today we celebrated the Norwegian Constitution Day. The main cake of the day was featured in my previous post and that was a rich and flavorful cake that got the reaction you always want to get when putting time and effort into a good bake.

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Planting corn

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Sometimes people look a bit puzzled at some of the fruit and vegetable we plant in our garden. Last years’ talking point and eyebrow raising plant was corn. We had a very surprisingly good crop of corn in the garden. We did plant it more as an experiment than anything else, not really expecting too much produce from the plants. But, to our surprise and likely due to some very nice weather, we had quite a few corns on the cob from our own backyard. The boys loved these and were a little sad then the season was over. Continue reading

Easy tortilla pizza

Having two small boys, there is not always time for any fancy or time consuming dinners, and to be honest, they would much rather have a pizza or pasta and sausages than any fancy creations. Added then the dairy and egg allergy of the youngest, we have to look for suitable and fairly healthy alternatives that does not take hours to prep. One of these simple dishes that they love are pizza of course. But to change it up and to make it a quick meal, I use whole grain tortillas and just add the topping to them. Either store bought or homemade tortillas. If you use store bought, be aware of the content. A lot of the producers are getting better at using healthy oils, so stay away from the ones with palm oil and look at the fiber content and types of grain.

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