The quest for new, inspiring and healthy food for dinners continue. As the boys are still a bit young and picky in their dinner choices, I try to find quick and healthy alternatives for us adults to eat after the monkeys are in bed. One new dish I have tried that will definitely be made again is this fritatta. It is a pretty green dinner, but in a good way with all the added goodness of the healthy green vegetables. If you don’t have all the ingredients, you can always swap for something different. Continue reading
Again we have had some lovely and busy days on the weekend with exceptional weather on Sunday. That of course has an impact on the time to work on the blog. But not to worry, I have had the opportunity to work on some dishes, I just haven’t had too much time to write up the posts. In the garden, we have dug up loads and loads of dandelions. The boys have helped carry them over to the compost and have been such good little gardeners, sharing a kid sized wheel barrow and running back and forth in the garden. We still have loads of dandelions to get rid off, but a little at the time and we will hopefully get there in the end. It is very nice to be able to work in the garden and have the help from the boys and seeing how helpful they are and how nicely they can work together when they get the right encouragement.
The start of the growing season is finally here!! And it is such a wonderful treat to be able to go outside in the garden and pick your own produce to cook with. I tend to forget from year to year how good it makes you feel as by the end of the growing season, it becomes much more of a habit. And then, over the darker parts of the year, you start to miss it more and more as you use the rest of the staples from the last harvest. Continue reading
In Vejle, Denmark, we stumbled across a very cute little Italian cafe at the start of the main shopping street. It is situated right opposite a wonderful chocolate shop with delicious sweet treats, which deserves a separate post. At the Italian cafe, they had a small butchers counter with Italian hams and salami. And I could not resist getting some to take home. Ralph thinks I am crazy, but at least this time I stuck to a piece that was less than 1 kg. I once brought a salami back from London which was about 2,5 kg!
Meat pie and a good wine is a great match
During the Easter vacation, I tried to find little treats that would be suitable to serve the extended family and a lemon pudding came to mind. This is an easy dessert that bakes in the oven in an ovenproof dish. It takes few ingredients and limited effort to make.