Asparagus – king of vegetables

Asparagus is without a doubt the king of all vegetables. In Denmark, the season is only a few weeks in the spring and early summer. In our family we eat them severval times a week, both green and the white. When I lived in the States, I seldom ate asparagus. First, because they were very expensive […]

Potato Salad with Hot Smoked Salmon and Lemon Mayonnaise

The weather has been nice here in Denmark and I made my favorite summer salad with hot smoked salmon. New potatoes are showing up in the markets (unfortunately not Danish just yet) from Spain and ramsons are popping up in the garden. Ramsons have a garlicky, green favor and can be found in the forest, […]

Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato and Lemon

My husband and I grilled for the first time today. It is still cold here in Denmark, but like most Danes, we couldn’t wait for the grilling season to begin. We ate our dinner indoors. When I first came to Denmark some 50 years ago, nobody was grilling. It took several years for the Danes […]

Salad with Raspberries and Feta

It is now possible to get fruit and berries all year. And they are getting cheaper all the time. I got some lovely raspberries at the supermarket today and made this lovely salad for dinner. Taste like Spring and makes us look even more forward to Summer. It can be used both as an appetizer […]

Potato Salad with Rapeseed Mayonnaise

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 is made without […]

Chicken Salad with Oranges and Pecans

Putting oranges in a salad is a good way to incorporate fruit into our diet. It is high season for citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruits, lemon and limes here in Denmark. They are, however, the most dependable year around sources of C-vitamin. Just one a day fulfils your daily requirement for your daily requirement of […]

Quinoa Salad with Brocoli and Green Beans

Quinoa  is a flowering plant in the amaranth family. It is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a grain crop  primarily for its edible seeds. Quinoa is not a grass  like wheat or rice, but rather is  related to spinach and flowers. . After harvest, the seeds are processed to remove the bitter-tasting outer seed […]

Salt Cured Duck Breast and Jerusalem Artichokes Salad

A week after Christmas, whole, fresh ducks were on sale in Denmark. I bought one, and once I was at home, I cut off the breasts and legs. I made salt cured duck breast , which can take up to a week, and placed the legs in the freezer. Now the breasts are finished and […]

Golden and Red Beet Salad

Today is the day I came to Denmark, 50 years ago. I worked as a chambermaid in Copenhagen, I started to write about my experiences in June, 2018. If you would like to read more, check out the bottom of the page and find out what it is like to be a chambermaid in Copenhagen […]

Chicken Salad with Asparagus and New Potatoes

Here is a lovely summer salad that is a whole meal in one dish.                           Chicken salad with Asparagus and New Potatoes. Serves 4 2 chicken breast without skin and bones 1 lb. new potatoes, skubbed and cooked 20 minutes 1 lb. green […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]