Beef Steak, Sautéed Mushrooms and Truffle Oil with Mashed Potatoes and Lobster Tails

Valentine’s day is coming up and here is the perfect menu for a romantisk evening (and night). A delicious dinner for two – and not to time consuming. A selection of cheese could be served or maybe an After Eight Mousse like the one I will be giving the recipe in a few days. Steak […]

Braised Duck Legs with Celery Root, Kohlrabi and Apple Mash

Yesterday, I talked about getting whole ducks on sale and cutting the legs and breast off and making two different dishes instead of just one. This is a nice comforting dish with celery root, kohlrabi and apple mask instead of mashed potatoes. It is always nice to have a large celery root and kohlrabi in […]

Tournedos with Folie Gras, Red Wine/Truffle Sauce, and Crushed Potatoes

The 3lst of January, known around the world as the last night of the year, New Year’s Eve, and many people all over the world will be celebrating. Celebrating with a nice meal. It is the opinion of most that beef tenderloin is the finest piece of beef and the same cut can be found […]

Grilled Lobster with Herb/garlic Butter

Christmas is over and now everyone is thinking about New Year’s Eve. I have a few suggestions. One of them is grilled lobster. One of my all time favorite after oysters. Whether you are just two or having guests, it doesn’t have to be a lot of last minute work. You can cook the lobster […]

Thanksgiving Turkey with all the trimmings

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States and as I am an American, I will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Denmark. However, not on Thursday, the 22nd of November, the fourth Thursday in November. We do not have a four day holiday and therefore, I will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Sunday the 25th of November with […]

Mortens Evening – Roasted Duck with Prunes and Apples

Many Danes still keep the tradition of Mortensaften alive by gathering the family to eat goose or duck. Saint Martin’s Day is celebrated each November 11th in a long line of countries, mostly as a harvest festival. In Denmark, the day is not an official holiday but many older generations still mark the occasion with […]

Swedish Meatballs

This dish is Swedish and folk from other parts of the world confuse it with Danish meatballs. We think ours are best, but the Swedish meatballs are also good. Especially with lingonberry preserves. In Denmark we can get them fresh in the Autumn, and, of course, all year long as a preserves. You also buy […]

Cod with Tomatoes and Fennel

After a long summer vacation and two trips to the States, California and New York,  I am back. One of the many things I missed while visiting the States, was fish. Living in a little fishing village in North Sealand, Danmark, the first thing I bought was Cod. We eat a lot of cod in […]

Chicken Fricassee with Summer Vegetabales

European Cars    My first date with the young man whom would after a year become my husband, asked me out to dinner. His tiny Morris Mascot looked like a miniature to me, like a child’s toy. Compared with our large American-built vehicles, his English-made automobile appeared petite. I looked at Jesper, then at the […]

Omelet with Tomatoes and Fried Pork

The little Mermaid The first day after arriving in Copenhagen, I decided to do some sightseeing. I walked for hours and ended at the Little Mermaid in the harbor. I was expecting a huge statue, but there she was. A little bitty statue of a mermaid sitting on a rock just a few feet from […]

Pork and Veal Patties with Stewed Peas and Carrots

I have a anniversary coming up. I will soon be celebrating 50 years in Denmark. I will be writing about some of my experiences of living in Denmark and, of course, a typical traditional Danish recipe.  I’ve been writing this blog for 4½ years. I have always known that many people don’t know much about […]

Sautèed Plaice with Remoulade and Dill Potatoes and Remoulade

Plaice with its characteristic red spots is the most plentiful fish in Northern Europe. Plaice are best in the summer and it is one of the most popular summer dishes in the North. One can use haddock, halibut or cod fish if plaice can not be found. I don’t recommend tilapia or pangasius. They are […]

Shrimp and Chicken Hash

Danes eat a lot of potatoes and they always cook more potatoes than they need. The next day, they fry them, use them in sandwiches and salads and use them in other dishes like this hash. This dish takes only 15 minutes to make and everybody loves it, children as well as adults.     […]

Sausage with White Beans and Peppers

The Danes are among the world’s largest  meat eating nations in the world and eat an average of 52 kilo/114.4 pounds of  meat pre person a year. Sausages are popular and we eat on the average of 44 grill sausages a person a year. This happens mostly in the sommer months. But, of course, we […]

Lamb Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Easter is now over and many will have leftover lamb. I know I do. Although this not a Danish dish, curry has been popular in Denmark since the 1600. century. Sweet potatoes, however are quite new in Denmark and gaining in popularity ever minutes. Years ago, it was a big problem getting ahold  sweet potatoes […]

Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Parsley Filling and Parsley Sauce

Easter vacation has started in Denmark. All the school children are free from school and don’t have to start before next Tuesday. Many people have free and Thursday, Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday most of the stores and supermarkets are closed. When I first came to Denmark in 1968, all the stores, supermarkets, restaurants, cinemas […]

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. .                     […]