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…

Seedy does it – Crunchy Crackers

I have been moving my photo studio lately, well I am still doing it, so many props to sort through, move and find a new place for but I hope to finish it soon because I like conclusions, to finish…

The last of summer’s bounty – Honey Simmered Peaches With Rosemary

  Things. Our home overflow with them and sometime I wonder what I would save if there was a fire and I could bring with me only an armful of things. My cameras yes and the usual stuff you need…

Easy does it – Egg Halves With Herb Hummus

I am now settling in to the daily rhythm at home and for the first time in my blogging life I have lots of blog posts ready and uploaded so this autumn you can expect at least one post a…

A total indulgence – Very Rich Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

And as usual I didn’t do what I told myself to do, to take some time to think and reflect on life and what it means at the moment. No I spent my three weeks in Sweden meeting a lot…

Bread Baking Babes – Nut Roll Coffee Cake

We bake and we bake, month after month we are assigned a new recipe to bake and post on our blogs. For five years we have been doing this. We have faithful and enthusiastic followers called Buddies who also bake…

Zucchini, Pancetta and Farro Salad

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you how many times I have started this blog post and for how long it has been sleeping in draft form but this is it, this time I will hit the publish button…

A few photos from Sicily

Scopello  The Port of Castellamare del Golfo Selinunte Segesta Erice Saline di Trapani Duomo di Monreale