Do me a favour….

There is a reason to why I am so silent here, right now it seems to me that I only post the breads I bake with the Bread Baking Babes or shamelessly talk about achievements, like winning the IACP Media…

Finally a winner! And James Beard’s Water-proofed Bread

 Yes, finally a winner! Last night, reclining on my usual sofa, I followed the IACP Award ceremony on all social media I could find while chatting with Jamie via iMessage, I was obviously hoping that Plated Stories would win but…

A little bit of Pisa.

      This past weekend we went to Pisa to see friends and to show our youngest the Tower, she had been there when a small child but as she couldn’t remember a thing, I thought it would be…

Finally a finalist!

I’m so proud and happy because Plated Stories has been selected as one of three finalist in the Best Photo Based Culinary Blog category of the IACP Digital Media Awards. Last year I was a minor speaker at the IACP…

Stretch your mind – Rgaïf

   If you only knew how close I was to not baking these, if you only knew… but somehow a baking ninja  popped up its head when I was on our BBB blog, writing an apologetic post about not baking…

Pods

This time of year it isn’t that fabulous to photograph around here where I live.  It could be that I have photographed it all umpteenth times already but I lean towards it being grey, brown and boring here wintertime. Which…

Radio waves in the night – Chocolate and Matcha Tea Cake

     One night, not long ago, I was out driving in my car. It was dark and on a whim I put the car radio on medium wave and suddenly I was transported in time back to when I…

A ramble and Oven-baked Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup With Caraway Seeds

I have been thinking a lot about grief lately, about how it changes us, about the difficulty if not even the impossibility of sharing your grief with someone else, about how it suddenly can hit you unexpectedly.  One year ago…

Chocolate Prune Bread

This month’s Bread Baking Babes bread was the drop that made my waistline overflow, I had managed to keep some kind of discipline over the holidays but this bread was just too much or rather, too good! My friend Jamie…

Somewhere there is summer – Oven Baked Peperonata with Celery and Olives

I know, I should behave like a real ‘foodie’ (how I dislike that word and I can’t believe I actually just typed it here!) and only post seasonal recipes but I have had this one hanging around for so long…

Take a pause – Toast With Sardines, Rucola and Lemon Cream

Take a pause, sit down and have a cup of tea and a little toast with sardines. Soon the new year will start and the holidays will be a faint memory while we haste towards spring and summer and the…

Food, a never ending joy – Carrot and Parsley Salad

(This is not a photo from my home, silver is never that polished and shiny in this house. Nor do we have a grand piano.) I will happily ignore the fact that it is the last day of the year…

Happy Christmas, Holidays or whatever you celebrate!

With all the different religions in this world, it is always a bit difficult to know what to wish people at this time of the year, I am myself a non-believer who left the Protestant Church many, many years ago…

A Perfect Christmas Treat – Modern Lardy Cake

Sometimes my fellow Bread Baking Babes make me feel as ignorant as a cucumber; when Lien posted the Modern Lardy Cake on our blog, telling us that this was December’s BBB challenge, I heard a choir of eager Babes saying…

Food memories – Pasta Salad With Crispy Prosciutto and Winter Vegetables

  I grew up in the extreme north of Sweden, well above the polar circle, but when I was 9 years old, we moved back south again. I realize now how much that move must have revolutionized my diet, the…

Remember the summer – Tomato Risotto With Fennel Seeds

One positive aspect of the darker half of the year is that you get to see so much more of that early morning light that appears and disappears while you sleep in spring and summer. Just look at that golden…

Comfort me anytime – Aloo Paratha

I just finished baking this month’s Bread Baking Babe’s bread, at the very last minute but they are already gone, they disappeared so quickly that I at this point feel quite lucky I even managed to photograph them at all…

Plated Stories: The Workshop and Gratinéed Mackerel With Spicy Herb Coating

Finally I get a move on to post a recipe but first I would like to announce our first Plated Stories  workshop! If you don’t know what Plated Stories is I can tell you that it is a creative project…

Here, right now. Well almost.

 

How to break routines – Parsley and Lemon Chicken

It’s time for something savoury, there have been far to many sweet things here lately and although I love to bake and eat sweet things, it is only a small part of what I make in my kitchen.  Because like…

This is for my Swedish readers: Hjälp!

Även i år har jag äran att sitta med i Matbloggsprisets jury tillsammans med dessa personer och är i år ansvarig för Bästa fotokategorin. Så nu ber jag er om hjälp så att vi får in så många förslag som möjligt, har…

Cinnamon Hill – Oven-baked Apples With Cinnamon Filling

Among the things that define my Swedishness, I have always considered my extensive use of cinnamon (and cardamon) in sweets as one of the more characteristic ones. It is used here in Italy but I use it far more than…