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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.

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 […]

Absolutely Fabulous Scones

Absolutely Fabulous Scones

Fabulous Scones, sweet, savory and gluten free options! I hope this post finds you safe and well. I am in Darien, and although we have not yet been asked to ‘shelter in place’ (ah, now we have been, how quickly our world is changing!), I […]

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 […]

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea I am so excited to announce that the fabulous girls are back! I am reposting my Valentine’s Afternoon post. For the Christmas Afternoon Tea menu click here This Afternoon Tea menu printed below is a slightly shorter version of the one Carolyn’s Absolutely […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Heart Shaped Chocolate Almond Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries One of the many things I loved about America was people showing they cared with gifts of food.  When we moved into our neighborhood […]

Sensational Summer Salads

Sensational Summer Salads

I am offering short cooking classes at Havyn, my friend Felicia’s new co-working space in Darien. They are every second Tuesday in July and August at 4pm. The format is demonstration, and you get to take home dinner! Below are the recipes from the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]