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Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash

This quinoa with roasted butternut squash is one of my favourite salads to make in the winter months. It is great for feeding a crowd. The dish also looks really pretty with its combination of orange butternut squash and ruby red pomegranate seeds,. My summer […]

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Old Clothes and Porridge

Old Clothes and Porridge

It is something of a relief when January finally arrives.  It has been fantastic, and I have loved the food and drinks rollercoaster that is Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, but even I welcome a little downtime.  My waistline certainly does. As my dear dad […]

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New Year’s Eve Menu with Haggis Beef Wellington

New Year’s Eve Menu with Haggis Beef Wellington

My ultimate New Year’s Eve Menu, one last fabulous meal before welcoming moderate eating back into our lives in January

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Nordic Platter

Nordic Platter

I am so proud of my Nordic Platter. It is one of those wonderful combinations of very satisfying bits of cooking and store bought ingredients which are then assembled to make a stunning appetizer, lunch or supper dish. It was inspired by an article in  the […]

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Christmas Pavlova

Christmas Pavlova

Christmas Pavlova I am working on a post about Danish Christmas traditions but until then I have updated my Christmas Pavlova recipe, repeated general notes on meringue making and added the method for caramel sauce. At this time of the year the pavlova is a […]

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Mince Pie Pastry

Mince Pie Pastry

Christmas on a plate In our house it would not be Christmas without home made mince pies, a sweet fruity filling in a lovely buttery shortcrust pastry. For our family they really are Christmas on a plate. I generally make my first batch just after […]

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Coronation Chicken and other Tea Sandwiches (Includes Mango Salsa and Mango Chutney)

Coronation Chicken and other Tea Sandwiches (Includes Mango Salsa and Mango Chutney)

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches For four years the Fabulous girls and I offered Afternoon Tea at the Darien Community Association, the DCA in Darien, Connecticut. I am currently living in Denmark but the fabulous Vicky, a superb professional pastry chef, is now catering Teas at the […]

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Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods

Sausage Rolls – Food of the Gods

Sausage Rolls Although you can buy sausage rolls everywhere in the UK, I have memories of my dad making them from scratch. Homemade ones just taste so much better. Sausage rolls have a season. They are not summer food!  They generally make an appearance as […]

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Ultimate Comfort Food As a special treat I sometimes make Chicken Pot Pie.  It is a treat because it is not exactly low calorie, but sometimes you just have to have pie.  This is ultimate comfort food, chicken, carrots and peas in a rich creamy […]

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Custard Creams

Custard Creams

Classic Custard Cream Recipe I first made custard creams when I was 12 years old.  At Banff Academy we had home economics in our second year. Since I had baked my first cake at 8, I was slightly underwhelmed by the scrambled eggs and other […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Scones (again)

Absolutely Fabulous Scones (again)

Always Fabulous Scones “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” -Julia Child.   I am reposting one of my original recipes because I have added a few comments on measurements and links to different versions together with Strawberry Jam and super easy Lemon Curd recipes. […]

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Pretty Red Current Meringues

Pretty Red Current Meringues

Old dog new tricks! I have been making meringues for a very long time. When I lived in London I sometimes suspected I was only asked to parties so I would bring mini pavlovas with me. British parties do not normally involve bringing a dish […]

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Edinburgh, castles and shortbread!

Edinburgh, castles and shortbread!

Edinburgh, The Scottish Capital Living in Copenhagen does have it’s advantages.  In the last few months I have been not once, but twice to the city of Edinburgh, Once was for a hen weekend, think bachelorette party, which is not the subject of this post! […]

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Welcome Plate of Chocolate Chip Cookies Alan came in from walking our dog Fraser last Saturday morning and told me he had just been helping our new neighbour carry some belongings in from her car.  He suggested I go and say hi.  It occurred to […]

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End of Summer Pudding

End of Summer Pudding

End of Summer  There is something both sad and exciting about the end of summer, especially in Denmark where the summers are unpredictable and ridiculously short.  This summer in particular has been officially the worst in 40 years, thanks guys! We were so optimistic about […]

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Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

Granda Crying’s Carrot Soup

Happy First Day of Fall! After a summer of traveling I feel it is time to get back to my roots and share one of my favorite soup recipes, Carrot Soup. (Roots, carrots, joke?)   My father in law (Granda Crying) taught me how to […]

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Walnut, Celery and Danish Blue Cheese Quiche with foraged Redcurrents

Walnut, Celery and Danish Blue Cheese Quiche with foraged Redcurrents

Every time I see red currents I have to make this quiche. I have probably only made it a handful of times as red currents were never very easy to find either in Wimbledon or in Darien. Then I moved to Denmark.  I now come […]

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Californian Avocado Toasts

Californian Avocado Toasts

We first travelled from Los Angeles to San Fransisco thirty years ago when we were newly married and still living in London. We drove along the heart stopping Big Sur and visited Hearst Castle on the way.  Little did we think that in the years […]

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Peach and Summer Berry Crostata

Peach and Summer Berry Crostata

I had a sudden need to make a crostata last night. I am pleased to say that it that worked rather well. A crostata is an unstructured pie, usually with a sweet shortcrust pastry and a seasonal fruit filling. My main motivation in making it […]

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Brandy Baskets

Brandy Baskets

Brandy Baskets By Carolyn Eddie | June 9, 2017 Alan and I are celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary on the 12th of this month, to be honest I am not sure how he has put up with me all this time! So I have to […]

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Absolutely Fabulous Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Frosting

Absolutely Fabulous Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Frosting

By Carolyn Eddie | April 9, 2017 Its all about the cake, Lemon Drizzle Cake! As many of you know I had my own small, totally amateur, but oh so fun catering company in Darien, Connecticut. This blog started as a way of sharing recipes […]

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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 […]

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The French Open, Paris and Chocolate Mousse

The French Open, Paris and Chocolate Mousse

Post and photographs by Carolyn apart from view from our hotel room which is from Hotel Powers Gallery. There is something magical about Paris. Alan and I honeymooned in Paris  in June 1987 and visited often when we lived in London, but it is years […]

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Salad Niçoise with Roasted Salmon

Salad Niçoise with Roasted Salmon

Salad Niçoise – Classic French Dish Salad Niçoise is a classic French dish. I switch it up slightly and use fresh roasted salmon instead of the traditional tinned tuna. With a lemon dressing, the combination of salmon, baby new potatoes, French green beans and locally […]

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Fabulous Fish Pie

Fabulous Fish Pie

For Christmas I treated myself to an Emma Bridgewater Fish Pie dish.  So recently for dinner we had Fish Pie followed by Apple and Blackberry Crumble.   The menu was inspired by watching Downton Abbey, and in particular Mrs Hughes attempts to please her new husband. […]

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Fruit and Greek Yogurt Brûlée

Fruit and Greek Yogurt Brûlée

My gorgeous friend Karen used to serve this wonderful dessert when we lived in Wimbledon.  For some reason I had completely forgotten about it until I was trying to think of something quick and healthy that my daughter Kat, the health conscious rower, would eat. […]

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Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies There is something about cutting a little heart (or star at Christmas time) out of the center of the Linzer cookie dough which elevates these rather regular cookies, or biscuits as we say in the U.K., into something very special. I sometimes make […]

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Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

Pesto, Goat Cheese and Tomato Hearts

I love these little heart shaped tarts.  Although my recipe calls for pesto, goat cheese and tomato feel free to experiment.  Mushroom, onion and bacon would be great too, maybe with some gruyere?  Also do not be bound by the heart shape, round would be […]

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Flatbreads or Pizzas to please everyone!

Flatbreads or Pizzas to please everyone!

One pizza, so many choices I love the flatbreads and pizza bases you can buy because a) everyone gets to choose their own topping and b) by calling it artisanal you can convince yourself  that it is both healthy and lower in calories than a […]

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Anti Pasto Platter

Anti Pasto Platter

This is a great way of serving vegetables as part of a buffet, straddling the starter and main course beautifully, and works perfectly at room temperature.  I have read that the zucchini and eggplant (courgettes and aubergines to those of you in the UK) should […]

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