Tag: homemade

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Rhubarb and Strawberries

Preamble to Panna Cotta I am feeling rather proud of myself. I think I may have finally mastered gelatin. I say ‘may’ because I am in the middle of making a chocolate cake with a white chocolate mousse filling and it is not gong too […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 . […]

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  and Vegetable soup (with Kale)

Chicken and Vegetable soup (with Kale)

Every so often I just need to make this soup. This is the perfect soup for a snow day, or if someone is feeling a little under the weather. It really feels like love in a cup, with all the super healthy vegetables and the […]

One Thousand and One Epicurean Delights – Sticky Toffee Pudding!

One Thousand and One Epicurean Delights – Sticky Toffee Pudding!

Sticky Toffee Pudding – Probably the best dessert in the world! We all know the story of Scheherazade? The clever girl, who saved her life by telling a different tale every night for a total of one thousand and one Arabian nights. She always reached the […]