Pork Shanks with Winter Vegetables and Warm Red Beet Chutney

It may be Spring, according  to the calendar, but it is still cold here in Denmark, very cold. The menu tonight is an all time favorite, easy and not very expensive. Depending on the size of the shanks, two may not be enough for 4 people. If the dinner guests are four young men, count […]

Burning Love- Bacon with onions and Mashed Potatoes

Before I started to write cookbooks, I taught grade school. Standing in front of 24 Danish children, ages 10, 11 and 12, was not an easy job. I had been in Denmark six years, and although I had gotten an education, I thought I was doing just fine speaking Danish. The children didn’t, and it […]

Duck Breast with Morel Mushroom Sauce and Mashed Potatoes

Another sign that Spring is here, is now we can buy morel mushrooms at the market. Denmark doesn’t have that many, but they are wide spread in other European countries. We get our morel mushroom from Sweden, and as so many other good things, the season is short. They can always be dried. If you […]

Pork Chops with Winter Vegetables and Nutmeg

This weekend is my husband’s birthday and I thought I would give him an extra special dinner. He choose pork chops, one of his  favorites, and rum mousse. Here the pork chop dish and the rum mousse will be on blog later this week. .                     […]

Beef Stew with Vegetables and Beans

Last time I wrote about how I like to make dinner in a wok.This dish can also be made in a wok. It is both easy,  nourishing and inexpensive. Most dishes like this one calls for more meat, 500 or 600 grams. I use less meat, and although it can be more expensive, I use […]

Beef with Mushroom Sauce

When I was a child of 12, I read Pearl S. Buck’s book, The Good Earth. It was about China,  it’s people, it’s culture and it´s food. What interested me most was the food. The people of China were very poor when Mrs. Buck wrote her book and the Chinese people didn’t have  much fuel […]

Ham with Red Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

Tonight we are having a good Danish dish which can be prepared in under 30 minutes. It is perfect for a cold winter evening. Most of the Danes, myself included, have left-over cabbage and even some ham left-over  from the holidays. This dish takes about 20-25 minutes to make and tastes great. I’ve made the […]

Pork Shank with Red Beets and Blueberries

Shank is the for- and back leg of a calve, ox, lamb or pig. It is delicious and inexpensive. It makes great dinners in a month when most people want to save money. It takes between 2 and 2½ hours to make, but after you brown the shank, add cut-up vegetables, broth and beer, it […]

Cod with Vegetables and Cheese

The holidays are over and we are all looking forward to a different cost. I for one, want vegetables as the Danish Christmas dishes have very few. And fish. This dish is easy and takes less than 20 minutes to make. It may seem strange to add cheese to this fish dish, but it tastes […]

Pork Roast with Crackling with Glazed Potatoes, Stewed Red Cabbage

This is the traditional Christmas dinner after Roasted Duck. I am putting this recipe on the blog now so if you want to make it, you have a few days to shop and make some preparations. The Danes love the crackling on the pork roast, some even fight over it. So you probably have to […]

Glazed Potatoes

Christmas Eve is next Sunday and many Danes will be making glazed potatoes, boiled potatoes fried in sugar and butter. I am placing the recipe on my blog today, because some people may want to experiment. Glazed potatoes can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Of course, they  need to be  made in […]

Pork Shanks with Red Beets and Blueberries

Today it’s cold and I am starting dinner early. This dish takes about 2 hours or more to make but it takes care of itself for the most. Not only is it delicious, it is inexpensive. Depending on the size of the shanks, two may be enough for 4 people. If the dinner guests are […]

Christmas Ham With Creamed Spinach

Now that Christmas has arrived, it is always nice to have guests. This ham is a great dish of many or for just a few guests. Always nice to have some ham leftovers for sandwiches to eat on busy days when we all have  been shopping and making preparations.             […]

Sauteéd Salmon with Creamy Pasta

Thanksgiving is over for most people in the world, but not for me and Denmark. I assume that all the American living in Denmark will be celebrating  American Thanksgiving on Sunday if they haven’t already done that on Thursday.  It was difficult to find a decent turkey when I came to Denmark many years ago […]

Duck Breast with Pears in Red Wine sauce and Mashed Parsnips

Most people love duck, but it can be very time consuming  to make and very expensive. Now we have duck  in the supermakets that are reasonably priced, widely available and sold in all kinds of cut. A couple of duck breast and you make  make a quick dinner under 30-40 minutes. Making mashed parsnips is […]

Halibut with Tomato and Fennel

Halibut can be as long as 8 feet and weigh as much as 660 pounds.  It is a firm fish and can be fried, cooked and smoked. As with most fish, its cooking time is short. This dish can be made in about 15-20 minutes.                     […]

Sautèed Cod with Mustard and Capers

Mustard is not just for hot dogs. Its a wonderful spice to be used in all kinds of recipes. Here is a quick and easy fish dish that takes less than 20 minutes to make and tastes wonderful. Remember, a new jar of mustard tastes stronger than a jar that has been opened for a […]

Cod with Orange Sauce

Denmark is an island nation. We’re five and a half million people, an appendix to Germany, the smallest of the Scandinavian countries.  We are traditionally a sailing and fishing nation, depending heavily on the foods from the sea. The coast of Denmark stretches for a length 7300 kilometers. According to the official Geological Department here […]

Chicken wih Creamed Salsify and Walnuts

Salsify is a good and inexpensive vegetable. A taste a bit like asparagus and it often called poor man’s asparagus. I like it and use it in my cooking as often as I can get ahold of it. This recipe is a quick one and takes just 15-20  minutes to make. I am still working […]

Escalopes with Capers, Mushrooms, Sage and Mashed Potatoes

I have been busy this past week photographing my new book “Dinning with the Danes” and needed to make some thing quick when I came home after a long day cooking at the studio. This dish, Escalopes with Capers, Mushrooms, Sage and mashed potatoes can be made in less than 20 minutes. You will need […]