Cooking with Children

I am all for encouraging children to work productively with their hands. They learn to handle and care for equipment with respect. It is good to give them knives, for instance, as early as you dare. A knife is a tool, not a toy. A sharp, clean knife is safter to use than a dull, […]

Shrimps with Two Sauces

My family and I love shrimps, all kinds, and we eat a lot of them with good conscience. They are a good source of protein, and have many minerals and vitamins-including D-vitamins. You can eat lots of them without being punished by the bathroom scales. If you buy them frossen, be sure and thaw them […]

Potato Salad with Rapeseed Mayonnaise

Rapeseed oil is often called the oil of the North. It is one of healthiest oils there is with a high content of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as omega 3, 6, 9. Rapeseed oil has 6 times as many healthy nutrients than olive oil. Cold pressed rapeseed oil is also better  because it is made without […]

Chicken Salad with Oranges and Pecans

Putting oranges in a salad is a good way to incorporate fruit into our diet. It is high season for citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruits, lemon and limes here in Denmark. They are, however, the most dependable year around sources of C-vitamin. Just one a day fulfils your daily requirement for your daily requirement of […]

Dark and White Chocolate Mousse with Fruit

Chocolade mousse is always a popular dessert, as well as white chocolate mousse. Why not serve both to your guests. It is not hard to make this attractive serving, but it may take a little more time than usual. Using a water bath, or bain-marie, means to place an ingredient, such as chocolate, in a […]

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 […]

Spinach Pancakes with Danish Caviar /lumpfish roe, Sour Cream and Red Onions

Lumpfish roe are the eggs of the Lumpfish and can be found in Denmark and a few other countries. The Lumpfish itself can’t be eaten, but it’s roe is sold fresh in the fish shops of Denmark during the spring months and in jars over most of the world all year round. The season for […]

Grandmother’s Tosca Cake with Salt Karamel and Almonds

Danes like to bake and although it is Spring, it is still cold and raining a lot. This cake is quick and easy and taste wonderful. It is a modern version of an old classic cake. Grandmother’s Tosca Cake with Salt Karamel Serves 8 4 eggs 1 cup/240 g suger 1 cup/240 g flour 1 […]

Cod with Mustard Sauce

Cod must be one of most popular fish in Denmark. Nutritionists recommend eating fish at least once week. With the immense variety of fish available at fish markets and supermarkets, this should be quite easy. However, because fresh seafood is quite perishable, its regional availability is often limited. If you cannot find the specific type […]

Buns with Cremé, Danish Fastelavnsbolle

It’s time for Fastelavn-Fat Tuesday in English this coming Sunday. Forty days before Easter, on  the eve of Lent, Danish children dress up in costumes. One traditional event is to hit a barrel filled with candy, apples and oranges. The tradition originated in Holland around the 15th century. In the Middle Ages, cats were superstitiously […]