Salad with Shrimps, Peas and Horseradish Dressing

The weather has been nice here in Denmark and this made a nice easy lunch. It wasn’t until 1970 that amerikansk iceberg salads came to Denmark. Before that,  Danes ate very few salads and it was almost always with Bibb salad, a soft leaf salad also popular in Europe. It has been around since the […]

Salted Cured Duck Breast and Jerusalem Artichokes Salad

Salting is an old conserving’ s method, which has used for many years to preserve meat and fish in a safe and flavorful way . The salt and the sugar draws  moisture out and bacteria die.The more salt you use, the more difficult it is for bacteria to grow.  At the same time transforming the […]

Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

When I first came to Denmark for soon 50 years ago, no one ate salads. The only type of salads the Danes knew where salads meant for open-face sandwiches and were based on mayonnaise with different fillings such as pasta, vegetables, shellfish, tuna, beets and much more. In fact, iceberg salad was not heard of […]

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Caramelized Garlic, Feta and Olives

When I first came to Denmark many years ago, the Danes where not grilling. After a while, they started to grill but would take their food indoors. Now, almost everyone in Denmark owns a grill and when the weather is right, all the meals are both prepared outdoors and eaten outdoors. Grill is a good way […]

Beet Sprouts and Nasturtium Salad with Shaved Hazelnuts

  In the Spring, dandelions and goutweed are popping up in our gradens, fields and forests. And they can be eaten. The early dandelions gives a wonderful feeling of Spring and what is in store for us. It has been cold here in Denmark and the dandelions are just beginning to show up. Dandelions are good in salads, […]

Potato Salad with Hot Smoked Trout and Lemon Mayonnaise

You can see people combing the forest and fields in the Spring for ramsons, also known as wild garlic. Ramsons have a garlicky, green flavor and can be used in salads and all kinds of dishes. If you cook the ramsons, they turn mellow. I have combined ramsons with new potatoes; small, new baby potatoes, and […]

RED BEETS SALAD WITH NASTURTIUM AND HAZELNUTS

There are many kinds of beets- not all of them are red, but also yellow, white and striped.They are filled with fiber, C-vitamin and iron.  We can get them fresh from August and until the frost sets in October or November. Beets can be cooked, grated, made to juice and preserved. We usually eat the root, but the […]

GRANDMOTHER SALAD

The Danes, like all nationalities, have their tradations and customs. But like so many other counties, they discovered other cuisines when they began to travel in the beginning of the 1960’s. They adopted traditions, food and customs from other countries, pushing the Danish traditions and Danish products aside. For years there has been little or […]

Asparagus with Crisp Chicken Skin Salad

  You either love or hate them , crips chicken skins, but most poeple love the crisp skin on a roasted chicken and wouldn’t dream of not eating them.. Some people love them so much that after they have removed the skin of a chicken, they roast them in the oven and use them in salads.. As […]

NEW BABY POTATOES AND SPRING RADISHES

The combination of new baby potatoes and spring radishes in a salad is the perfect dish in the spring. Here in Denmark, the Danes can’t wait for the new potatoes and the new radishes after a long winter. It is not necessary to peel  new potatoes, just skrub them. Not only do they have fiber, vitamins […]

TIVOLI CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN

                                    One of the many places  I love to visit in Denmark is Tivoli. Tivoli opened the first time  in May 1850 and was only open for the summer season, May to September. It wasn’t until 1994  that Tivoli opened at Christmas time so that […]

RAPESEED – OIL OF THE NORTH

      Rapeseed oil is often called the oil of the North. It is one of healthiest oils there is with a high content of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as omega 3, 6, 9. Rapeseed oil has 6 times as many healthy nutrients than olive oil. Cold pressed rapeseed oil is also better  because it […]