Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild garlic or ramsons are often called the garlic of the North. They grow wild in forrest and in many backyards, mine included. Starting in April, they can be plukked and kept fresh in a plastic bag with a few drops of water in the refrigerator up to a week. They taste good in salads, […]

Fillet of Veal with Leeks and Shrimps in Salad Sauce

Here is delicious and easy recipe for guests. It can be done over two days, and just cook it just before the guests arrive. The salad sauce can be made the day before and well as preparing the fillet the day before. On the day the guests come, clean the potatoes and vegetable in the […]

Rhubard Trifle with Hazelnuts and White Chocolate

Rhubard trifle is always popular with the adults in the family and with the addition of crushed hazelnuts and white chocolate even small children will eat severval portions if the compote is sweet enough. When working with rhubarb, one can never trust the recipe because the sugar in rhubarb varies from sort to sort, what time of the year it is, […]

Potato Salad with Hot Smoked Salmon and Lemon Mayonnaise

The weather has been nice here in Denmark and I made my favorite summer salad with hot smoked salmon. New potatoes are showing up in the markets (unfortunately not Danish just yet) from Spain and ramsons are popping up in the garden. Ramsons have a garlicky, green favor and can be found in the forest, […]

Lamb with Lemon-Egg Sauce

If you ate lamb on one of the days of Easter and have some leftover, this recipe is good and different. It is made with egg and citron and can be served for guest or just for yourself. I wrote some years ago, that Christians didn’t eat eggs during lent, and now that it is […]

Boning a Leg of Lamb

To butterfly a leg of lamb means to bone it so the meat may be spread out in one large piece so you can roast it. It cooks in half the time of a leg of lamb with a bone and makes the carving easy. To prepare the leg of lamb, cut off as much […]

Tartlets

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.  The Danes have many free days around Easter and we invite friends and family for a lunch or a nice dinner. I will be serving Tartlets with lobster tails and […]

Easter Ham

Like most Christian countries, the Danes celebrate Easter with lamb, chicken and Easter eggs. In Spring, dawns mark the beginning of the days that will outlast the nights. At Easter all the small children in Denmark are busy writing letters to their families called “Gækkebrev” and are translated to a letter with a snowdrop in […]

Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato and Lemon

My husband and I grilled for the first time today. It is still cold here in Denmark, but like most Danes, we couldn’t wait for the grilling season to begin. We ate our dinner indoors. When I first came to Denmark some 50 years ago, nobody was grilling. It took several years for the Danes […]

Salad with Raspberries and Feta

It is now possible to get fruit and berries all year. And they are getting cheaper all the time. I got some lovely raspberries at the supermarket today and made this lovely salad for dinner. Taste like Spring and makes us look even more forward to Summer. It can be used both as an appetizer […]

Apricot Souffle

The first time I ate a souffle at a friends house, I was amazed at how easily she worked. While we were eating the main course, she rose from the table, taking the gravy bowl with her. I heard her whipping egg whites with an electric mixer, the oven door shut without a bang and […]