Monday, March 25, 2013


What to cook when you have 10 people (from age 5 month to 62) staying at your place for a week?
Pizza of course :).
I made 2 different options: vegetarian one with Pears and meaty one with Chicken and Spinach.

10g yeast
2 tsp sugar
90ml warm milk
450g flour
pinch of salt
190ml water

1-2 Chicken breast, cooked and diced
200g frozen chopped Spinach
2 Pears, sliced
400g chredded Mozzarella cheese
2 Tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 can of diced tomatoes
garlic clove, crushed
basil leaves
olive oil

First make the pizza dough.
Mix yeast with sugar and warm milk. Add flour, salt and water.
Knead the dough until smooth and place it in the oiled bowl. Leave it for 1 hour until double in size.
Punch the air out of the dough. Divide the dough into 10-12 pieces and flatten each piece of dough into a circle.
For the tomato base mix canned tomatoes with garlic, basil leaves (optional) and pinch of salt.
Spoon the tomato sauce onto the pizza bases.
Make half of the small pizzas with Chicken, spinach, mozzarella and tomato slices.
The other half topp with pear slices and mozzarella.
Drizzle some olive oil over the pizzas and bake for 10-15 minutes in 240C or 475F.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and my little favourite DIY



I love to have my own garden. Food grown in your own garden is simply the best you can have. It tastes wonderful.
Every spring we are waiting eagerly the wild garlic season to start.
Pasta with Wild Garlic Pesto is the familys' favorite. It is so easy to do and just amazing.
200g Pasta. We love the whole durum wheat Fusillis
50g Wild Garlic leaves. Add also some Basil leaves if you have.
30g grated Parmesan. Important to have a good Parmesan cheese. It gives much better flavour.
30g roasted Pinenuts. Roast nuts yourself on the pan without oil.
1 Spring Onion, chopped (optional)
50-100ml Olive Oil. Try yourself to the right consistency.
Cook pasta with salt al dente according to package instructions.
I don't like to use the food processor and just mixing in a bowl together the Wild Garlic (if the leaves are big then cut them in smaller pieces), Parmesan, Pinenuts, Spring Onion with Olive Oil. Season with salt and pepper. 

This recipe is part of the Monday Blog Hop called "Melt In Your Mouth Monday"


Friday, March 15, 2013



Is it positive for you?
Why to so many of us eating means something negative?

Actually eating is one of the biggest pleasures in life.
Enjoy it.
Listen to your body.
Take your time.
Food is wonderful.

Below is the recipe for swedish wonderful potato dumplings or Kroppkakor how they call it. I made my own version of this classical dish.


600g boiled potatoes (not the new ones)
100g flour
1 egg
200g mushrooms, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 little chili, chopped
1tsp salt
oil or butter
100g creme fraiche

Mash the potatoes well or press them through a potato ricer. Wait until totally cold. Add flour, egg and salt and mix everything together.
Fry onions and garlic in a little oil or butter until soft. Add mushrooms and chili, salt and pepper. Fry another minute.
 Cut dough into 10-12 golf ball size or bigger pieces. Flatten each piece in hand and place 1 spoons of mushroom filling into the centre of the piece. Form it back into ball.
Boil the dumplings in a large pot of salty water about 10 minutes.
Fry the dumplings with some oil and leftover mushrooms.
I love to eat them with creme fraiche.

Fancy another filling than mushrooms? Check out Lovefoodies Flavour Dancing Dumplings that she did after my recipe above. She has some great fillings like moroccan and chinese.

This recipe is part of the Blog Hop: Recipe Sharing Monday.

Monday, March 4, 2013


 Carpe Diem
What does is mean to you?
Carpe is from Latin and means "You pick, pluck, pluck off, cull, crop, gather, to eat food, to serve, to want", but Ovid used the word in the sense of, "enjoy, seize, use, make use of".
Diem means Day.
Seize the Day.
Live now.
Next time you eat try to enjoy your food with all your Senses.
And then Eat
This is Mindful Eating
To be present
 To be now


  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room
  • 1 cup/225g sugar
  • 2 or 3 very ripe bananas, coarsely mashed
    3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup/119ml buttermilk
  • 2 cups/250g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 3⁄4 cup/100g coarsely chopped walnuts, pecans
    or hazelnuts


Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Add the bananas and eggs and beat until smooth. Add the buttermilk and beat just until combined.

In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and nuts. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and beat just until combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. It should be no more than two-thirds full. Bake until the loaf is dark golden brown and dry to the touch and the edges pull away from the sides of the pan, 55 to 60 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean. Let the bread rest in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn the loaf out onto a wire rack and let cool completely. Cut into thick slices to serve. Makes one 9-by-5-inch loaf.

Storage Tip: Wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap and store at room temperature overnight or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

This recipe is from Williams-Sonoma
This is a Bake - Along event organized by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours, Lena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids


Sunday, March 3, 2013


I am so proud receiving the Liebster Blog Award 2nd and 3rd time. Thank you
Getting Stuffed blog and  Cafe Vita blog.

There are some rules to accepting this award:
1. Each awarded blogger will post 11 random facts about themselves
2. 11 questions provided by the sender have to be answered
3. 11 new bloggers have to be chosen to which the award will be passed on. Go to their pages, tell them about the award and pass on the link to your post! So it is kind of a blogger chain mail. This is a nice way to help promote new blogs and to get to know the owners.

11 random facts about myself

My favorite berry is Cloudberry
I can't live without swiss milkchocolate
My dream is to eat at NOMA in Copenhagen
The second dream is to have my own Cafe
And the third dream is to publish my own cookbook
My son had his first real food last week
I don't like snails and mussles
The best food I have ever had was at Lamparts, Hägendorf, Switzerland
I don't like very warm weather
 I love Spring
I have a garden with Apple Tree

 11 questions from Getting Stuffed

1.  Where do you live NOW? 
2.  What made you decide to blog? 
I have a passion for food
3.  What was the number one tool that helped you get started? 
 My new camera
4.  Share a blog address that INSPIRED you. 
There is no specific blog
 5.  What are your goals for your blog? 
Share my passion for Nordic food
6.  How do you take your photos? 
With my camera :)
7.  How much time do you spend per day/week on your blog or Facebook interactions? 
more than I should ;)
8.  What do you like most in a blog post from others? 
When people using my recipes
9.  What are other hobbies that you have besides blogging? 
My Family and running
10. Favorite blog? 
Don't have any favorite
11. Favorite ingredient? 
Good old Potato

11 new Blogs to award

Apfelcake & Patisserie
Bacon Jam
Elizabeth's Kitchen
Feeding Andy
Food Affair Vietnam
From Arepas to Zwetschgen
I don't Cook but my Boyfriend does
It's Yummy to my Tummy
Knitty Baker
Ridwan's Kitchen / Asian-spice mix
Sweet as Sugar by Stephanie

Questions to new nominees:
1.  Where do you live NOW? 
2.  What made you decide to blog? 
3.  What was the number one tool that helped you get started? 
4.  Share a blog address that INSPIRED you. 
 5.  What are your goals for your blog? 
6.  How do you take your photos? 
7.  How much time do you spend per day/week on your blog or Facebook interactions? 
8.  What do you like most in a blog post from others? 
9.  What are other hobbies that you have besides blogging? 
10. Favorite blog? 
11. Favorite ingredient?

1st Liebster Award 03.02.2012

Thank you so much Anita from
Anita recently nominated my blog for the "Liebster Blog Award" and I am very thankful for that.

'Liebster' means favourite or dearest in German. Rules for accepting the award: 
•Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
•Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
•Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
•Present the Liebster Blog Award to 3-5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve
to be noticed. 

•Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
I would like to nominate following 3 blogs:  
I always enjoy reading her blog and she has interesting recipes. 
Enjoying reading her thoughts about swedish food :P Very nice photos.

Bread and Milk and Blackberries

 Colorful blog with nice photos and interesting recipes.