Tag: absolutely fabulous

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, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Scone at Scone Palace or a Meringue?

A Scone at Scone Palace or a Meringue?

Scone Palace I have now lived more than half of my life outside of Scotland, land of my birth and childhood. Based back in Europe, I have been travelling a lot recently, but more and more Scotland has been calling to me. I have become […]

Pasta Primavera- Spring is in the Air

Pasta Primavera- Spring is in the Air

Spring is Finally in the Air. Pasta Primavera is a quick and easy supper. Perfectly cooked pasta with crisp green vegetables, sautéed onions and fresh baby tomatoes mixed together with a little creme fraîche and lemon zest. Spring in a bowl, quite literally as Primavera […]

Easter Egg Rocky Road

Easter Egg Rocky Road

Easter Egg Rocky Road This recipe is inspired by a photo from the BBC Good Food  website.  I have taken the idea and adapted the Nigella Lawson Christmas Rocky Road recipe for Easter.  Easter and Chocolate I am reposting this as my final suggestion for Easter, just […]

Karen’s Minestrone Soup

Karen’s Minestrone Soup

Karen’s Minestrone Soup (My go to diet soup) My friend Karen in London makes the best minestrone soup. She cuts the vegetables into the most wonderfully consistent tiny little cubes, and as a result the soup looks really pretty! Before I moved to America Karen […]

Roskilde Cathedral and Viking Museum

Roskilde Cathedral and Viking Museum

Roskilde Roskilde is 35 kilometres from Copenhagen and takes around 35 mins to reach by train from the Copenhagen’s central station.  A charming small coastal town, it was the original capital of Denmark up until 1443. Sue and Rick, our old friends, from Aberdeen University came […]

Spring Lunch Menu and thoughts on Entertaining

Spring Lunch Menu and thoughts on Entertaining

Perfect, and easy, Spring Lunch Menu The menu I am going to share with you contains most of my favourites and go to dishes, perfect for a Spring Lunch. Yesterday a lovely group of friends  from LINK  (Ladies International Network in Denmark) came to my […]

Scottish Lentil Soup with Crème Fraîche, Bacon and Chives

Scottish Lentil Soup with Crème Fraîche, Bacon and Chives

Scottish Lentil Soup Scottish Lentil Soup is the perfect answer to cold, dreich (doric for dull, bleak and miserable) weather. This is the sort of recipe that makes me feel happy. It is the sort of thing I have been eating since I was a […]

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea I know, we are past Valentines, (although for most us, we feel as though it is still Groundhog Day). I am reposting this, as I have just added a video on how to make Chocolate Dipped macaroons. Hoping coconut is easier to […]

Marmalade Bread Pudding with Cointreau Soaked Golden Raisins

Marmalade Bread Pudding with Cointreau Soaked 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 […]

Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate  and Sliced Broccoli

Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate and Sliced Broccoli

Vegetarian Challenge Alan and I are continuing with the vegetarian challenge. So far we are finding it very easy, last night was a stir fry. On Saturday night I made Puy Lentils with Caramelized Onion Chutney, Roasted Butternut Squash, Feta, Pomegranate and Sliced Broccoli salad . […]

Caramelised Onion Chutney

Caramelised Onion Chutney

Going Vegetarian in January! Our daughter Kat challenged Alan and I to go vegetarian in January. I have found it one of the easier dietary challenges and cannot say I am missing meat at all. (And yes, I did cook a roast chicken yesterday for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sausages, a cautionary tale!

Sausages, a cautionary tale!

Social Media is not for the Fainthearted In this post I will confess to an act of great stupidity, it involves sausages. But first let me give you a little background. Obsessions I think most of you probably know about my potato obsession. Well I […]

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 […]