Pancakes with Buttermilk Mousse, Blackberries, Blueberries and Toasted Nuts

Pancakes are the favorite dessert of Danes. This recipe is made with buttermilk mouse and garnished with blackberries, blueberries and toasted nuts. You can use ice cream if you like in stead of mousse, and garnish with any type of berry or nut.                         […]

Bloody Mary with edible flowers

Without even knowing it, many of us have edible flowers in our gradens. If you want to make your summer dinners extra special, you can garnish cakes, soups and salads and even drinks with edible flowers. The flowers that you plan on eating, should  naturally  be free from pesticides and chemicals. Remember, flowers that grow on the […]

Peaches in Raspberry Sauce

I am not a dessert person, but when it comes to summer, I love anything with fresh fruit. The season is short and intense and we should try to eat fresh fruit at least 2-3 times a week. Basically fruit recipes are easy, require little or no cooking and taste wonderful.         […]

Balsamic Strawberries with Vanilla Crème

Strawberries for dessert is always a hit with both young and old. Now that is it summer, we should eat as many as we can. The season in Denmark is short and although we can buy strawberries from other countries, we Danes believe our strawberries are the best because of the cool temperature and long […]

Midsummer Night Picnic – Pate with Minced Pork, Ham and Bacon

I married my husband five years ago this month, the 23rd of June, Midsummer Night, the longest day of the year. I choose this day because all of Denmark is celebrating the long summer days and the short nights. Danes, old and young alike, flock to the beachs and parks to see a straw witch […]

Grilled Norway Lobster with Parsley and Dill Cream

Like so many other wonderful foods, the season for Norway lobster, also known as Dublin bay prawn, is short. When you see them at the fishmonger, buy them because next time you come, they may not be there.  Cook them the day before or early in the day and then grill them with parsley for […]

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ising and Raspberries

There is nothing new or Danish about a chocolate cake. I just made this cake for my birthday and was please with the results, I couldn’t resist sharing it on my blog. This cake is extra high – simple, I made a double portion. (I have a big family).Sweets, baking cakes and cooking are a big part […]

Oxtails with Crushed Potatoes

Oxtails are really a winter dish, but the Spring in Denmark is changing daily from cold to warm, and then again back to cold. Yesterday was cold and I felt like eating som comfort food. The Danes would say that comfort food is HYGGE. Hygge time is also about enjoying the food, to focus on […]

What to drink with Open-face Sandwiches

There has been a few days free from work and school for the Danes because of Jesus’ ascension that we celebrate on May 25. Many Danes use this weekend to invite friends over for lunch. Most people will serve beer and snaps/Danish aquavit. I have written about this ritual before in April of 2014, but I […]

Mussels with White Wine, Leeks and Cream

Here is another hyggelig summer dish where you sit outdoors (in your own backyard) enjoying the good weather and hygge with family and friends. After a mild winter in Denmark, mussels can be gather in the low waters of mange coasts. Denmark has very small waves and lots of low waters, so it is pretty easy to find […]

Hygge with Shrimps with Garlic Mayonnaise and Dill Sour Creme

It is so hyggelig to peel your own shrimps. It is summer in a few days here in Denmark; the days are long and the nights are short. Many Danes invite family and friends over for dinner and start with a huge bowl of shrimps, one or two dips, lots of bread and cool white wine, […]

Hygge with Crepes, Whipped Cream, Figs and Pears

The Danes like to take time out on a lazy Saturday afternoon and make pan cakes or crepes and enjoy them with a cup of coffee.. Most people eat them with just strawberry jam and a  little sugar. Others like to serve them with  ice cream as a special treat for children.  This recipe is a little different. […]

HYGGE – an open-face sandwich with Camembert and Black Currant Jelly

An open-face sandwich with cheese  and jelly with a cup of tea or coffee is a great way to take a break in the afternoon. Different kinds of cheese are served instead of a dessert when eating open-face sandwiches. There is a large variety of Danish cheese to be found in many parts of the world, […]

Hygge with Hot Chocolate

Last week I talked about Hygge -the  Danish word for an atmosphere and experience. Some may translate the word HYGGE to cozy or a feeling of well-being. Hot drinks rated number 1 for HYGGE. Yes, it is true that the Danes rated hot drinks as number 1, 89% in fact. After hot drinks, candles rated […]

Hygge The Danish word for an atmosphere and an experience

  The Danes are the happiest people in Europe according to the European Social Survey. Don’t get me wrong, Denmark is not perfect. We have our challenges and problems like any other country. Denmark, nevertheless, can be a source of inspiration for other nations to increase their quality of life. There is a lot of media […]