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Absolutely Fabulous Scones

Absolutely Fabulous Scones

Fabulous Scones, sweet, savory and gluten free options! I hope this finds you safe and well. I have just created a video showing how to make these scones, together with suggestions for variations. This is one my original recipes which I have updated. I have […]

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? the stores are now full of stone fruit, plums, nectarines and peaches. […]

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 […]

Eve’s Fabulous Zucchini (Courgette) Fritters with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Eve’s Fabulous Zucchini (Courgette) Fritters with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

I am growing zucchini in my Victory Garden, which reminded that I wanted to share this recipe for Zucchini Fritters with you last year, then ran out of summer months. As I write this, the sun is shining and I am sitting in my garden […]

My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

My Ultimate Hygge – Aunty Gertie’s Coffee Cake

Repost of the recipe for my favorite cake. I have been saving this repost. I know we are by no means out the woods. Life is still strange and traveling overseas to visit family and friends is in the future. But life feels a little […]

Summer Pudding

Summer Pudding

Updated post with video! This post was originally written when I was living in Copenhagen. Seems like a long time ago! As I have made another dodgy video of me cooking in my kitchen, I thought I would repost. Lockdown Dessert During our lockdown Spring, […]

Best Salad Ever! Quinoa Salad

Best Salad Ever! Quinoa Salad

Happy Memorial Day or Bank Holiday, depending on where you are! I hope you are able to celebrate with family and enjoy the holiday. I have just done a live cooking webinar for Hayvn Halftime, and wanted to share the link with you. Check out […]

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea It is Mother’s Day on Sunday 9th (in the States). If you are home together, or celebrating virtually (the new normal), I though putting together all or part of a Mother’;s Day Afternoon Tea might be a fun way to spend the day. […]

Grazing Tables

Grazing Tables

The Big New Trend! Since I have returned from Copenhagen, I have been having a lot of fun with a new trend in cheeseboards. Let me introduce you to The Grazing Table.  My catering partner in crime, Charlotte, introduced me to the concept.  The idea, which […]

Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts

Absolutely Fabulous Fruit Tarts

I hope this finds you well. I think we are around week five of lockdown, and it looks like we have another five weeks to go. Like many, I have been enjoying quiet family time. I do understand how privileged I am, to have everyone […]

Homemade Coleslaw

Homemade Coleslaw

I hope this finds you well in these strange times. I count myself very blessed. My husband can work from home, and I have two of my three children living with me. When I had my catering business, I thought that cooking for large groups […]

Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

April 13th 2020 I am reposting one of my old recipes, Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup, as I have just added another dodgy video to the original post. It is a perfect day for making soup. It is blowing a gale outside, and we have now […]

Easter Chocolate Ganache Cake

Easter Chocolate Ganache Cake

I hope this finds you well! Today I want to share my recipe for an Easter Chocolate Ganache Cake. I already have a fabulous Chocolate Ganache Cake on this website, but I thought I should give you the other recipe I use for chocolate cakes. […]

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Pesto Orzo with Roasted Vegetables, Feta Cheese and Toasted Pine Nuts

Updated Post with new video! I hope this finds you well! This is one of my original posts, a perfect dish to have in the fridge for the never ending snacks and meals required when everyone is staying at home. I have just added a […]

Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

Easter cake with Marzipan Vegetable Garden

I know the chance of finding flour, sugar and most of all marzipan at short notice is pretty slim (Wholefoods had nothing left in the baking aisle this week), but just in case you have access to the supplies and some spare time, thought I […]

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Stress Baking I hope this finds you well. We are now in week three of staying at home, with the prospect of four more weeks ahead of us. I realize how fortunate I am having (most) of my family with me. The highlight of our […]

Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

I hope this finds you safe and well! I am reposting my recipe for Scottish Shortbread, as I have just been brave enough to put together my first cooking video. So, if you want a good laugh, keep scrolling down! I first published this recipe […]

So, what exactly do we do with riced cauliflower?

So, what exactly do we do with riced cauliflower?

Dear friends, I hope this finds you safe and well. Since I posted my last recipe, I think most of us have been asked to ‘shelter in place’ and stay home as much as possible. My world has shrunk to my home, my family and […]

St Patrick’s Day – Beef in Guinness

St Patrick’s Day – Beef in Guinness

St Patrick’s Day March 17th March 17th is normally a day for celebrating, finding an Irish pub, eating Irish food and drinking Guinness. But we are not living in normal times. We are all being asked to do our part, limit social contact and avoid […]

PIE DAY! 3.14 (only makes sense in America)

PIE DAY! 3.14 (only makes sense in America)

Happy Pie Day! To my lovely readers, I hope this email finds you well and in a good place. In the last few weeks, we have seen our world change so rapidly and its looks like we are all going to be spending a lot […]

Black Cats, Pancakes and Mardi Gras

Black Cats, Pancakes and Mardi Gras

Cats in a Barrel, Pancakes and Beads We are about to enter the season of Lent, but first there is time for one more party. When we lived in Denmark, we discovered that the children get to dress up and the whole nation eats sticky buns. […]

Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside Down Orange and Polenta Cake

Upside down Orange and Polenta Cake – Gluten free flour works too! February 2020- I am resending this recipe as I have recently discovered that replacing the all-purpose flour with gluten free flour works and produces a really lovely cake. I am also suggesting you […]

Burns Night

Burns Night

Robert Burns Robert Burns, the great lyrical poet (1759-1796) was born in Scotland on the 25th January and as that date approaches, I must warn you,  I become very Scottish. Burns was a nationally recognized poet, even in his own lifetime. His poems were brilliant […]

Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods – Christmas Wreath

Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods – Christmas Wreath

Christmas Update 2019 I made a sausage roll wreath for an event recently and it made me really happy. Hoping it might make you happy too!  I have made it before, but forgot about it. Hoping if I post it on my blog, it will […]

Christmas in Copenhagen

Christmas in Copenhagen

Top Christmas things to do in Copenhagen Just getting a little nostalgic about my time in Copenhagen, so thought I would repost this so we can all see what we are missing! It’s a busy time of year. I have just spent the evening baking […]

Provençal Tian

Provençal Tian

I am going to introduce you to my version of a Provençal Tian. I knew you would be impressed!  So, if you are suspecting there might be something FRENCH in the name, you would be absolutely correct. But what exactly is a tian?  The word itself […]

Where is the Love? Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries

Where is the Love? Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries

Where is the Love? By Carolyn Eddie | May 15, 2017 Update This post is for a Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries – see recipe below. It was written a few years ago, after the terrible bombing at a concert […]

Sensational Summer Salads

Sensational Summer Salads

In this post, I am going to give you ideas about how to use seasonal summer produce to make four fabulous side salads. In July, peaches and nectarine are at their best, watermelons are plentiful and strawberries are in peak season. And for a few […]

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 […]