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Best Salad Ever!

Best Salad Ever!

I am so excited about this recipe! Have you noticed that salads have moved up in the world? No longer relegated to the side of your plate, salads are taking center stage. A dish in their own right. The recipe I am sharing today is […]

25 things I will miss about Copenhagen!

25 things I will miss about Copenhagen!

Just in case you have not seen my Facebook or Instagram recently, I am back in Darien, Connecticut. It all happened a little suddenly. One minute we are living in the center of one of Europe’s coolest cities, and the next we are back home […]

Istanbul

Istanbul

One the most fabulous things about living in Copenhagen is all the ‘places you can go’, and how quickly you can travel to somewhere completely different. A few weeks ago, we went to Istanbul, where East meets West, a city of Turkish Baths, Turkish Delight […]

Black Cats, Pancakes and Mardi Gras

Black Cats, Pancakes and Mardi Gras

Cats in a Barrel and Pancakes Today is Fastelavn, the Danish holiday where children dress up and the whole nation eats sticky buns. Can’t wait! Fastelavn always falls on the Sunday before Lent, so is kind of the Danish version of Mardi Gras, without all […]

The Hamptons Revisited and Billionaire Shortbread

The Hamptons Revisited and Billionaire Shortbread

The Hamptons Revisited and Billionaire Shortbread Two summers ago, I spent a lovely few days visiting my dear friend Denise in East Hampton. I wrote about that visit in my, oh so wittily titled, ‘Life is a Beach’ post. Last summer, on a short trip back […]

Cooking Classes in Copenhagen

Cooking Classes in Copenhagen

If, like me, you find yourself frantically trying to buy those last few presents and have missed the delivery dates or simply run out of inspiration may I suggest a gift of one of the many new cooking classes which are now on offer in […]

Christmas in Copenhagen

Christmas in Copenhagen

Top Christmas things to do in Copenhagen It’s a busy time of year. I have just spent the evening baking another five dozen mince pies and making some Christmas cookies, but before I turn the lights out,  I just have to share my favourite things […]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2018 Back ‘home’ in Connecticut this year! So excited to be doing all the usual stuff, coffee mornings, drinks, brunches, High School American Football and Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. I am truly giving thanks to my dear friends Felicia and Marty who […]

New Orleans White Chocolate Pain Perdue with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

New Orleans White Chocolate Pain Perdue with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Comfort food! I recently visited Noma, which was a phenomenal experience you can read about here. However, by the end of the meal I was craving some comfort food. The next day, I was trying to think about my favourite restaurant meal, and what kept […]

Welcome Group Consulting

Welcome Group Consulting

For my subscribers in Denmark!! 10% off Spouse Connect from Welcome Group Consulting My fabulous friend, Karey-Anne Duevang of Welcome Group Consulting, is offering a 10% discount to anyone who signs up for their new Spouse Connect courses launching on 12 November.  Use the code abfab10 […]

Noma, probably the best restaurant in the world!

Noma, probably the best restaurant in the world!

Noma I remember reading an article, years ago, in the New York Times Sunday supplement, about this tiny restaurant on the outskirts of Copenhagen The restaurant was called Noma, from the Danish for Nordic (Nordisk) and food (mad) and had just been named  the World’s […]

Walking Hadrian’s Wall

Walking Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall Honestly? Walking Hadrian’s Wall was hard. Much harder than I thought it would be. But it was also a fabulous experience. Read on to find out why in this post with additional photos and collages by my, oh so talented friend, Kate Stoupas. […]

Banff, Home Sweet Home!

Banff, Home Sweet Home!

Having a few issues with my website…apologies if you have already received this post! Banff I love telling people I come from Banff. They get all excited and nod until I add that I come from the original Banff, the Banff in the Northeast of […]

Pulled Pork with Homemade Coleslaw

Pulled Pork with Homemade Coleslaw

Pulled Pork Revisited I am beginning to realize that what I call pulled pork might not meet the rigorous standards of barbecue aficionados.  But it works for me and is super easy. This recipe was offered by my wonderful neighbor, Mary McGee, although the original […]

Plum Cake, the perfect breakfast food!

Plum Cake, the perfect breakfast food!

Plum Cake! I have been making a version of plum cake or Plum Torte ever since I found the reference to the famous New York Times recipe of 1983. The recipe for Plum Torte, written by Marian Burros, was printed in the cooking section of the Times every […]

Copenhagen Food Scene

Copenhagen Food Scene

Food recommendations The food scene in Copenhagen is amazing. And it just keeps getting better.  In the last few months, two new outdoor food markets have opened, at least three new waterside dining options have appeared and, finally, vegetarian and vegans are getting some love. […]

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 British invention, baking powder! The […]

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 […]