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. .                     […]

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 […]