Thursday, February 28, 2013


Cottage Cheese - you love it or hate it.
I have a very personal long relationship with mr Cottage Cheese. I adore CC. There was even a time when I wanted to have a break in our relationship. I felt like we were growing apart. I wanted someone more fancy and cool. French Dressing oh lala for example and Italian Mr Olive Oil. They were somehow cooler and more colorful than the white boring Cottage Cheese.
Fortunately our break up didn't last long. I realized the problem was me not the Cottage Cheese.
Now we are best friends again.

For 1 person:
 1 Tomato, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
100 g cottage cheese
Pinch of salt&pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bunch chives, chopped
 Mix everything together and you have a healthy and yummy salad in notime.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Lately I have been discovering Ginger. What a great and healthy knotty root it is. I know for most of you Ginger is very common but I grow up with only Mr Salt and Mrs Pepper. 
Japanese pickled ginger is perfect with sushi or as a spicy side dish.

100-150 g fresh ginger, cut in thin pieces. Boil the ginger 5-10 min in water. Put the ginger slices in a jar. Mix 1 dl rice vinegar with 1 dl Sugar and 1 tsp of Salt in a pan and bring it to boil. Pour the Rice Vinegar mix over Ginger. Let it marinade at least 3 hours before eating.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I love snow. For God's sake I have been growing up in snow. Lived in a part of the country where you hardly see any sun in winter. Where wintersport season lasted 7 months.
And now with the baby and baby stroller I am feeling like a Bambi on ice. It's not fun at all. Going a km to our local grocery shops feels like climbing Mount Everest. Next time I will take a flag and raise it in front of the shop. 
Yes I did it.I reached the summit.
What is better than a piece of chocolate cake after the climbing? At least I deserve it :).

 Kladdkaka is a famous swedish chocolate cake. It is so well known that nowdays almost every family have their version of this yummy sticky mudcake. It is best the day after with some whipped cream or ice cream.

 8-10 pieces

250g dark chocolate
250 g butter
50 g sugar
125 g flour
4 eggs (separate yolks and whites)
6 cl rum or water
1 1/2 dl walnuts, chopped
1 pineapple, thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 200C. Melt chocolate together with butter and sugar. Mix flour, egg yolks, rum (or water) and walnuts. Add the chocolate mix to the flour mix and combine everything well. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold directly into the chocolate mixture. 
Bake the cake in a 22 cm round cake tin, 12-15 minutes.
 Cut pineapple in very thin slices. Arrange pineapple on plate and put piece of kladdkaka on the top.

Chocolate Cake recipe from Elle Mat&Vin Nr 6 2011. 

This post is linked to the event "Little Thumbs Up" organized by Bake for Happy Kids and My little favourite DIY.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Gravad lax is a nordic dish and means buried salmon in swedish. Before things like fridges existed, nordic people buried their salmon in ground with salt in order to preserve it longer time.

Do you want to know the secret?
This is an ideal dish.
It takes 10 minutes to prepare.
You basicly only need five ingredients.
Then you put it in the fridge for at least two days and it takes care of itself.
And you have time to take care of yourself.
The result is impressive.

fresh salmon fillet with skin on
4 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp salt
black pepper corns
handful of fresh chopped dill
zest of one lemon

In a bowl mix the seasalt, sugar and black pepper corns.
Cut the salmon into two equal size pieces
Check for any fish bones.
Rub the salt&sugar mix into the fish. Add the dill and lemonzest on the top of one salmon piece.
Then lay the other piece of salmon on top of it, skin side up.
Cover with a piece of aluminum foil or use a zip-lock bag.
Refrigerate at least 2 days.
After a day turn the fish.
When ready scrape off the dill pieces and remove liquide.
Add new fresh dill.
To serve, slice thinly.

I will share this recipe on Hearth & Soul Tuesday Blog Hop

 Hearth & Soul Hop

Serve with knäckebrot or boiled potatoes.