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Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods – Christmas Wreath

Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods – Christmas Wreath

Christmas Update 2020 Sausage rolls are an essential part of our holiday tradition. It’s a British thing! However, I upped my game recently, and made a sausage roll wreath. It made me really happy. Hoping it might make you happy too!  I had made it […]

Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding with Golden Raisins

Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding with Golden Raisins

Proper Puddings I think this Marmalade Bread Pudding with Cointreau Soaked Golden Raisins (sultanas to us Brits) may have been my first introduction to bread pudding.  Those of you who have been following me for a while, know that I LOVE bread puddings. I already […]

Christmas Afternoon Tea at  the DCA 2020 – At Home Experience

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the DCA 2020 – At Home Experience

Christmas (Afternoon Tea) Present This year our popular Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Darien Community Association is looking a little different. We are not offering Christmas Afternoon Tea in person, as, with all the restrictions, we did not want to expose our girls or guests […]

Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin- Ultimate Comfort Food

Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin- Ultimate Comfort Food

This Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin, slow baked in cream and finished with a crunchy topping of breadcrumbs and cheese is a perfect way to start comfort food season. It would also work as a great Thanksgiving side or something to serve with all that […]

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 […]

Fabulous Buttermilk Roast Chicken and The Most Perfect Gravy

Fabulous Buttermilk Roast Chicken and The Most Perfect Gravy

Preamble I started writing this blog about my new favorite way to roast chicken months ago, before all the fires in California and when none of us really understood how travel would seem like a distant memory. The recipe comes from the week when everything […]

Authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns

Authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns

Oh joy, I have just found a fully written up post from a few years ago about how to make authentic Swedish Cinnamon Buns. and need to share it with you now! I think I wrote it originally for my excellent friend Erin, who has […]

Fabulous, and easy, Summer Peach and Ricotta Tart

Fabulous, and easy, Summer Peach and Ricotta Tart

Fabulous, and easy, Summer Peach and Ricotta Tart I want to share my new favorite recipe for a fabulous and super easy Peach and Ricotta Tart. I also want to do a shoutout to Stoneledge Farm, who have been providing me with gorgeous organic produce […]

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. […]

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 […]

Authentic Scottish Shortbread

Authentic 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 Sweet, Savory and Gluten free Scones

Absolutely Fabulous Sweet, Savory and Gluten free 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 […]

St Patrick’s Day – Beef in Guinness with orange

St Patrick’s Day – Beef in Guinness with orange

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 […]

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 […]