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Author: Carolyn Eddie

Quick and Easy Appetizers Part One

Quick and Easy Appetizers Part One

Cocktail Hour – the best bit! Personally, I love the drinks and appetizers part of the evening. The bit before dinner, when everyone is arriving and mingling.  In our house, cocktail hour tends to be a relaxed, drawn out affair, leaving some guests a little […]

Another Fabulous Salmon Recipe – Poached Salmon

Another Fabulous Salmon Recipe – Poached Salmon

Repost from 2015! Poached salmon is a fabulous dish for summer. A whole poached salmon is an impressive centrepiece and can be made ahead of time. I have great pleasure in giving you an updated post from a few years ago. There is recipe for […]

Salad Niçoise with roasted Salmon

Salad Niçoise with roasted Salmon

Salad Niçoise – Classic French Dish (apologies if you have seen this already, trying to test my website, as it seems to have stopped sending emails properly, if you receiving this for the first time love to hear from you) Salad Niçoise is a classic […]

Classic Victoria Sponge

Classic Victoria Sponge

Victoria Sponge A Victoria Sponge is a classic British cake, named for Queen Victoria who was known to enjoy a slice of cake with her afternoon cup of tea. It was a patriotic cake, created to celebrate a fabulous new invention, baking powder! The one […]

Adventures in Norway! Bergen, Trolltunga and Fjordic Cuisine

Adventures in Norway! Bergen, Trolltunga and Fjordic Cuisine

Bergen, Trolltunga and Fjordic Cuisine Last year we travelled to Norway, land of mountains, trolls and fjords. We split our time between Bergen, on the coast and Odda, our base for hiking up to the instagram worthy ‘Trolltunga’ or Troll’s Tongue. We also discovered Lystveret, […]

Plum or Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble or Apple and Berry Crumble (really whatever you have lying around)

Plum or Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble or Apple and Berry Crumble (really whatever you have lying around)

Crumble update I am starting to go back to my old recipes and update them, and what better place to start  than with a crumble, or crisp as they would say in America? A little curt! When I was catering full-time in America, my blog […]

Day trips from Copenhagen by Car

Day trips from Copenhagen by Car

The Places you can go, from Copenhagen, by Bike, Train and Car. The final instalment – by Car! I have already posted about day trips from Copenhagen by bike. It is not a full list but a starting point. Even since I wrote the post […]

Day Trips from Copenhagen by Train

Day Trips from Copenhagen by Train

Out and about in Denmark by train We have done many fun day trips from Copenhagen by train and car and bike. I have already posted about day trips from Copenhagen by bike. This post is about day trips from Copenhagen by train. Some places […]

Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Cupcakes

Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Cupcakes

Royal Wedding Cake Just in time I have thought to make Royal Wedding Lemon and Elderflower Cupcakes. Living in Copenhagen, I have not been so caught up in the Royal Wedding. Obviously, I have read about the dress, the family, the comparisons to previous royal […]

Day Trips from Copenhagen by Bike

Day Trips from Copenhagen by Bike

Getting out and about in Denmark on a Bike Since we arrived in Denmark, almost two years ago, we have done a lot of day trips, by train, car and bike. Copenhagen is wonderful, but there is also so much to see and explore within […]

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries

Preamble to Panna Cotta I am feeling rather proud of myself. I think I may have finally mastered gelatin. I say ‘may’ because I am in the middle of making a chocolate cake with a white chocolate mousse filling and it is not gong too […]

Menu for two days at a Danish Sommerhus and Aquafaba.

Menu for two days at a Danish Sommerhus and Aquafaba.

I have just had the most fabulous experience. I spent two days in the beautiful Danish countryside, cooking for a company offsite. In this post I am going to share the menu, including my goto summer barbecue recipes, tell you a little about Danish summerhouses […]

Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato Sandwich (BLAT)

Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato Sandwich (BLAT)

A cross between an Avocado Toast and a classic Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) Sandwich my BLAT is a quick and easy breakfast. Cut into four triangles and held together with cocktail sticks, BLATS also make a great addition to a brunch buffet. I made […]

Pretty Pink Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Pretty Pink Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Oh Joy! A post from last year about rhubarb, which, somehow was temporarily lost when I transferred hosting services. I have not found rhubarb this year in Denmark so far. I am, however, seeing it pop up in pictures in Instagram, from peeps I follow […]

A Scone at Scone Palace or a Meringue?

A Scone at Scone Palace or a Meringue?

Scone Palace I have now lived more than half of my life outside of Scotland, land of my birth and childhood. Based back in Europe, I have been travelling a lot recently, but more and more Scotland has been calling to me. I have become […]

Assorted Quiche

Assorted Quiche

Quiche for me will always mean Monday. Growing up in the North-East of Scotland, we generally had one of two things for tea on a Monday. We either had Stovies, a fabulous one pot combination of onions, potatoes, gravy and meat, made from the left over Sunday roast or Quiche made from the left over breakfast bacon and eggs. Bit of a win win situation.

Pasta Primavera- Spring is in the Air

Pasta Primavera- Spring is in the Air

Spring is Finally in the Air. Pasta Primavera is a quick and easy supper. Perfectly cooked pasta with crisp green vegetables, sautéed onions and fresh baby tomatoes mixed together with a little creme fraîche and lemon zest. Spring in a bowl, quite literally as Primavera […]

Kronborg aka Hamlet’s Castle!

Kronborg aka Hamlet’s Castle!

Kronborg Castle – Getting There! Kronborg is a magnificent Renaissance castle, and a great day trip from Copenhagen. It is located just outside the historic town of Helsingør, at the northern tip of Zealand, one of the main islands of Denmark. Getting there on public […]

Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside down Orange and Polenta Cake This orange and polenta cake is loosely based on the classic Victoria Sponge recipe, but part of the flour is replaced with a mixture of ground almonds and polenta. Why polenta? To be honest, I am not quite sure […]

Easter Egg Rocky Road

Easter Egg Rocky Road

Easter Egg Rocky Road This recipe is inspired by a photo from the BBC Good Food  website.  I have taken the idea and adapted the Nigella Lawson Christmas Rocky Road recipe for Easter.  Easter and Chocolate I am reposting this as my final suggestion for Easter, just […]

Karen’s Minestrone Soup

Karen’s Minestrone Soup

Karen’s Minestrone Soup (My go to diet soup) My friend Karen in London makes the best minestrone soup. She cuts the vegetables into the most wonderfully consistent tiny little cubes, and as a result the soup looks really pretty! Before I moved to America Karen […]

Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

Easter Cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden- origins This fun Easter cake was inspired by the fabulous Martha Stewart’s gorgeous coffee table book  A Year of Celebrations.  As soon as I saw the picture in the book I had to give it a try. I think it […]

Roskilde Cathedral and Viking Museum

Roskilde Cathedral and Viking Museum

Roskilde Roskilde is 35 kilometres from Copenhagen and takes around 35 mins to reach by train from the Copenhagen’s central station.  A charming small coastal town, it was the original capital of Denmark up until 1443. Sue and Rick, our old friends, from Aberdeen University came […]

PIE DAY! 3.14 (only makes sense in America)

PIE DAY! 3.14 (only makes sense in America)

Pie Day! And speaking of America, huge respect to all the students who took part in the peaceful protests today. Also respect to the schools who backed their students right to peaceful protest. When I was back in America last week, I was read a […]

Spring Lunch Menu and thoughts on Entertaining

Spring Lunch Menu and thoughts on Entertaining

Perfect, and easy, Spring Lunch Menu The menu I am going to share with you contains most of my favourites and go to dishes, perfect for a Spring Lunch. Yesterday a lovely group of friends  from LINK  (Ladies International Network in Denmark) came to my […]

My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

Hygge In this post I am going to talk about hygge, and my favourite cake, my Aunt Gertie’s Coffee Cake. I am sure by now we have all heard of Hygge, the uniquely Danish concept. Hygge loosely translates to cozy, but is so much more. The […]

Scottish Lentil Soup with Crème Fraîche, Bacon and Chives

Scottish Lentil Soup with Crème Fraîche, Bacon and Chives

Scottish Lentil Soup Scottish Lentil Soup is the perfect answer to cold, dreich (doric for dull, bleak and miserable) weather. This is the sort of recipe that makes me feel happy. It is the sort of thing I have been eating since I was a […]

Black Cats, Pancakes and Mardi Gras

Black Cats, Pancakes and Mardi Gras

Cats in a Barrel and Pancakes I cannot believe that Lent is so early this year. We have only just finished with exercise filled, alcohol avoiding, vegetarianish January (B,B-,B+) and now the season of abstinence is upon us again! So what exactly is Lent, and […]

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea This Valentine’s Afternoon Tea menu printed below is a slightly shorter version of the one Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events, The Fabulous Girls, and I used to offer when we were playing at being caterers at the DCA (Darien Community Association) in Connecticut. It […]

Copenhagen’s Lapidarium of Kings and Royal Cast Museum

Copenhagen’s Lapidarium of Kings and Royal Cast Museum

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen has two rather strange museums, the Lapidarian of Kings and The Royal Cast Museum. Each museum is full of old statues. The statues are housed in rather fabulous buildings, about a mile apart, at opposite ends of the main waterfront of the […]