Month: April 2015

Friday night bites

I’ve discovered a major flaw in the whole calendar-system. Are you ready for it? OK, here it comes: there are at least two Mondays for every Friday. There must be, I can’t find any other explanation. Now I don’t exactly know how it works, because […]

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A (master)piece of (pan)cake

When it comes to cooking, I’m a late bloomer. At least if you compare to those whiz kids and wonder children on Junior Masterchef, who kind of freak me out to be honest, with their perfectly beaten bernaises and elaborate passionfruit mousse desserts. Me, I barely […]

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Turn in at the straightaway

I forgot one very important thing about potatoes in my last post: you can sweeten ’em too. No, you can’t really, but you can buy yourself some nice sweet potatoes and boil ’em, fry’em, bake ’em, mash ’em, gratinate ’em … Or, you could just […]

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Body and soul

Potatoes are the bomb in Sweden. When I grew up, I’d say about 75% of what I ate was potato of some kind, in most cases boiled. I’m not a big fan of boiled potatoes. I think they’re pretty boring, unless it’s new potatoes in the summer […]

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Cuppa cappuccino

I know I’ve already told you about all of the cappuccino I had while in Italy, but since it was such a major part of my holiday I think it deserves a post of its own. At home, I’m not a big coffee drinker. There […]

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Good to go

I hate travelling. I mean, hate the physical act of travelling. The packing and unpacking, the lugging of heavy bags, the security check at the airport, the absolute need to be on time, the “Where’s my passport? Where’s my ticket? Where’s the bathroom? Do I have time […]

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High carb, high fat

You know how some people get really into all of these new gluten free, low carb, stone age diets? I’m not one of them. My diet is more high carb, high fat, lots of sugar and then some red meat on top of that. I’m […]

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When there’s steak at stake

I have this fear of steak. Not a fear-fear, like in a weird phobia and creepy steak-nightmares or anything, but as in fear of cooking it and failing. I guess you could say I’m intimidated by the steak. It probably has something to do with […]

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Naked is how I like it

When I was fourteen, me and my best friend had a huge crush on Jamie Oliver. His first cooking show, The Naked Chef, was broadcast on Swedish television and we would watch it obsessively, soaking in every word he said and memorizing every move he made. […]

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Simply red at Polo

One of my goals with the trip to Italy was to eat pasta at least once a day. (The others were: 1. eat gelato at least once a day, 2. eat lots of fish and seafood, 3. wear a dress/skirt every day, 4. send post […]

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Of course it’s personal

If you’re cooking a lot and like to try new things, at times, you’re gonna fail. This is the part of cooking I hate. I take failures in the kitchen very personally. Spending hours making something that doesn’t come out the way you wanted it […]

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La dolce vita

Easter seemed like the perfect time to for a trip to Italy: not too hot, not too crowded, not too expensive. This is why I just spent about a week in Pesaro, a small town on the east coast. Our hotel was located right between […]

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Plating your plate

I’m ridiculously happy with how I plated this. “Ridiculously” being the operative word. I mean, it’s not like I invented the wheel or anything, I just sprinkled some raspberries on top of my raspberry brownies. In terms of creativity, I’d give it a 3 out […]

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Something fishy

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff from Swedish chef Tina Nordström’s most recent cookbook. Like this dish, for instance. Easy to make and nice to look at. And to eat, of course. All you need is some kind of pasta, canned tuna, seared garlic, […]

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