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 […]

Potato Salad with Hot Smoked Trout and Lemon Mayonnaise

You can see people combing the forest and fields in the Spring for ramsons, also known as wild garlic. Ramsons have a garlicky, green flavor and can be used in salads and all kinds of dishes. If you cook the ramsons, they turn mellow. I have combined ramsons with new potatoes; small, new baby potatoes, and […]

Chicken With Horseradish Sauce and Peas

Chicken is reasonably priced, widely available and sold in all kinds of cuts. Chicken breast can be mild in taste and often a little dry. Therefore, I prefer to use a whole chicken whenever possible. A whole chicken can have more intense flavor  and when the stock it has been cooked in, it gives a good taste to the […]

Wienerbrød – Danish Pastry – Cinnamon Buns

Who hasn’t heard of Danish pastry. It is famous and in many parts of the world, a pastry is simply called “a Danish”. In Denmark it is called wienerbrød because the Danish bakers learned to make wienerbrød for more than 200 years ago in Austria and Switzerland.   When the basic dough is made, you can […]

Smørrebrød – Chicken Salad with Bacon

A few days ago, my husband and I wanted a quick lunch while shopping, so we stopped at a newly opened restaurant. They had six open-face sandwiches(Smørrebrød) on the menu. Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Mushrooms is a classic and is one of the most popular open-face sandwiches in Denmark. Left over chicken or a purchased roast chicken can […]

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. […]

Lemon Marinated Salmon with Horseradish Dressing

We eat a lot of salmon here in the north. One of my favorite ways to make salmon is marinated with lemons. The acid in the lemon “cooks” the fish, giving  it a nice taste and changes the color and the texture. It is like the south American ceviche. It is a very easy appetizer and it […]

Open-face Sandwich with Smoked Cheese Salad

This  open-face sandwich, smørrebrød, is an all-time favorite of the Danes. Unfortunately, Denmark is one of the only places in the world to get smoked cheese. It can be made at home if you have the time. It is buttermilk that gets warmed over an open fire and when it is skilt, it gets poured into […]

Pork and veal patty with Anchovies, Capers and Grated Horseradish

Easter is over and we are back to every day cooking. Today the recipe is for a patty that is called in Danish Karbonade and has its origin in the Italien language. It is minced meat  fried in the form of steak. This is a popular dish that the Danes never seem to get tried […]

Easter Tartelets with Creamed Shrimps and Asparagus

Most believe that Easter is the historic day of Jesus’ resurrection but why the name Easter? Is it because of a goddess named Eostre, who represents spring and fertility or does the word come from the German word which comes from an old latin word for dawn? In Spring, dawns mark the beginning of the days that […]

Easter – A time for hygge with family and friends

Easter is a good time for hygge. Friends and families gather more often than other countries and with five days free from work, they often travel from one end of the country to another end. Some are even spending serval days together. Sunday morning is a good time for a brunch. If you make the dough […]

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 […]

Open-face Sandwich with Smoked Salmon, Poached Egg and Hollandaisesauce

This sandwich reminds of eggs benedict and could be eaten for  breakfast or brunch as well as a lunch.  Apart from the fact that Denmark  does not have English muffins and here white bread is used and smoked salmon is used instead of ham. Nevertheless, it tastes great and now that we have a little […]

Smørrebrød (open-face Sandwich) with Egg and Shrimps

Egg is a super good protein source, it is filling and now research has cleared the egg for it’s bad reputation it has had to endure for the past many years. Remember when people were worried about egg’s high cholesterol contents and the high risk there was for heart cardiac disorder. Now researcher have proven […]

Easter Lunch with Beer Battered Fish with Caper Cream, Shrimps and Danish Black Caviar

Easter is  just around the corner and the Danes will be inviting friends and family over for an Easter lunch. This open-face sandwich is not a classic sandwich but as I have written earlier, new sandwiches are being created every day. In this sandwich, the fish is first dipped in a beer batter and deep fried in […]

Open-face Sandwich with Avocado and Egg Salad

As I wrote earlier this week, we will be eating a lot of eggs in the next few days  because of Easter. And why not. Eggs are the perfect food with all the vitamins and mineral we need for a healthy life. It has anything except C vitamin. If you eat eggs with avocado,  which has […]

Easter Egg Omelet with Tomato, Cheese and Arugula

It is Easter soon and the Danes will be eating lots of eggs. As far back as heathen time, the egg has been a symbol of fertility and the coming of Spring. When Europe became Christian, eggs became a symbol of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus. In the past, Christians gave up eating eggs […]