Roasted Peach Soup with Berries

Cold fruit soups are an excellent way of eating fruit in a healthy way. It is important that you use ripe fruit, for both flavor and texture. Roasted Peach Soup with Berries serves 4 Sauce: 1 pint strawberries or raspberries 2 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. lemon juice Soup: 6 large ripe peaches with skin on […]

Oysters Soup with Spinach

We love oysters in our family and serve them often to our guests. We are always looking for new ways. This one is quick and easy and can be made in the last minute. Oyster Soup with Spinach Serves 6 18 oyster 18 large spinach leaves ½ cup/1 dl white wine 1 qt /liter fish […]

Spicy Carrot-Apple Soup with Fresh Mint

Carrots – like all root vegetables – thrive in a cold climate and in the Nordic countries. Carrots have lots of fiber, vitamins (especially C- vitamin) and minerals such as calcium and manganese. In these cold winter months, Danes eat lots of soups – and this soup gives hope for the spring with its bright […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, are the tubers of a variety of sunflower and taste a little like an artichoke. The brown outer skin hides a crisp white inside that tastes sweet and nutty. After peeling, it can be a bit tricky, but well worth the effort, it can be used raw in salads, cooked […]

Curly Kale Soup with Sour Cream

There are many kinds of kale.Denmark has mostly curly kale. Curly kale trives in frost and the cold weather and it is full of fibre, antioxidanter, important minerals such as calcium, iron, mangan and potassium and vitaminers such as A, K, and C. In fact, 100 grams/3 oz. has as much as three times the […]

Chickpea Soup

Here’s a hearty and soothing soup to make on a cold, winter day. it is still cold here in Denmark. So I made this soup to warm myself and my husband. It is, however, getting lighter. The sun sets around five in the afternoon, so there is hope.               […]

Butternut Squash Soup with Deep Fried Onions and Scallops

Butternut squash is a winter squash. It is harvested in the fall and stored for eating throughout the winter. Unlike summer squash (such as zucchini), winter squash has a thick, inedible skin that must be removed before preparing.  You should cut the squash into two, slice off the top and remove the skin while trying […]

Mussel Soup with Caramelized Onions

Many people will say that cleaning mussels are a big job. Well, maybe, if you are having lots of guests. I taught evening school for many years  and always started with mussels. The students groaned because four  persons should make all the mussels for the whole class. If you follow these instructions, it’s not so […]

Chilled Tomato Soup

Tomatoes  and deres products are one of the most used vegetables in the world. They can be eaten raw or prepared in endless variations. Although not a native to Denmark, we produce tomatoes all summer and now the farmers markets and supermarkets are selling them by the boxes. Here is a nice chilled summer soup […]

Cold Cucumber Soup with Flowers

Anyone, who can chop vegetables, can make a delicious and filling soup in just a few minutes without using more work than opening  a can or bag of soup. This soup doesn’t even need to be cooked. If you decorate the soup with flowers, a ribbon of cucumber and a drizzle of oil, you have  […]

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 […]

Green Pea Soup Horseradish Cream and Bacon

This pea soup is good appetizer at a dinner party and it is the perfect spring soup.  Use fresh peas that are popping up at the supermarkets and farmers markets right now. They taste fantastic. If you don’t want to make horseradish cream, a large spoon of sour cream can be used. No bacon, different […]

Asparagus Soup

In the Spring, and again in the Autumn, Danish children around the ages of 13 and 14 get confirmed in their believe in the church, confirming the vows their parents took for them when they were baptized as babies. Or so it has been for many years starting around 1750 by King Christian. Now it […]

Chilled Leek Soup

Here is an easy chilled soup to make in the Spring when the weather is beginning to warm up. Make it early in the day or even a day ahead so the flavors blend and develop. This is a beautiful soup and it can be served as an appetizer  at a fancy dinner party. Leeks have […]

Chilled Rhubarb with Mint and Sour Creme

It is still cold in Denmark, but I figure somewhere in the world, it is warm. I saw the first rhubarb in the supermarket yesterday and couldn’t resist buying some. This rhubarb soup can  be served as an appetizer or a dessert. Like so many other vegetables and  fruits, the season is short in Denmark (April to June) and […]

Easter Letters and Warm Potato and Leek Soup with Danish Caviar

Easter is just around the corner and all the small children in Denmark are busy writing letters to their parents and grandparents. It’s not just an ordinary letter that they are writing. In Danish these letters are called “Gækkebrev” and are translated to a letter with a snowdrop in it. Using a scissor and piece […]

Mushroom Soup with Jerusalem Artichoke Chips

The  earthy fall flavors of  wild mushrooms og Jerusalem artichokes makes this soup hearty and delicious on a cold summer dag. Yes, in Denmark, it is both cold and rainy. The more rain, however, makes for more wild mushrooms. If you are so lucky to know a place where you can pluk wild mushrooms, be sure and […]

Potato Soup with Ramsons

Ramson is also know as wild garlic and has a garlicky, green flavor that turns mellow with cooking. They grow wild in fields but can also be found in parks and gardens. They both taste and smell of garlic and can be eaten raw or cooked. If they can’t be found in your garden, the […]


  While waiting for Spring, we Danes like to eat soup in order to keep warm. What could be better than to eat Chickpea Soup with Broccoli. A small portion (100 grams)of chickpeas can supply us with 20 grams of protein and a 100 grams of broccoli can supply half of our daily requirement of vitamin A, all […]


While waiting for all the new, tender vegetables of Spring, many Danes are busy cleaning out their  vegetable binds for all of the winter root vegetables we have bought and haven’t used yet. Red beets are some of the root vegetables that help us through the dark winter days with its bright red color and earthy taste. They […]