Homemade Raspberry macarons with dark chocolate ganache

For Christmas Sillas gave me a macarons starter kit, with a piping bag, lots of nozzles and a great recipe and how-to book.  I have never made macarons but have wanted to for a while. But I was nervous because I had read that it was tricky and quite technical. I have never been any good at making meringue so the thought of working with sugar and egg whites scared be a bit to be honest. But I decided that today was the day that I would give it a go. And well…I had to give it a go twice. See the first batch turned out horribly. So I read up on macaron making– again, and luckily the second batch...

Roast Chicken with thyme, rosemary, onion and garlic

Last nights dinner was a lovely, juicy and tender roast chicken with a side of fresh pasta and bell pepper and tomato sauce. Sillas cooked the pasta and sauce and my job was cooking the chicken. We had some rosemary and thyme left from the other day, so I decided to stuff the chicken with them as well as onion and garlic. It might have been the best chicken I have cooked yet, it was so tender and full of flavor. And quite easy to make too. Wonderful! Ingredients;

Homemade Cottage pie, a Gordon Ramsey recipe

Beef and mashed potatoes are two tings we looove in this household, so cottage pie is a sure success for dinner. The recipe I used here is from Gordon Ramsey. I haven’t cooked a lot of his recipes, but the ones that I have tried have all turned our great. And this is no exception. I used to call this dish Shepherd’s Pie, but have found out that that is only when you use lamb or sheep’s meat. And when you use beef its then called Cottage Pie. It is not a quick dish, but definitely worth the time spent in the kitchen. And I love dishes where I can have most of the washing done by the time the...

Jamie Oliver’s date shake

My Jamie Oliver domestic project continues. This time with a lovely and sweet afternoon shake. Very simple, few ingredients and yet so so tasty. Dates are so wonderful, full of flavor and natural sweetness . I sometimes eat them as snacks, but this is the first time I’ve used them in a drink. And I love it, definitely not the last time I’ve made it. I think that it would work well served in a small glass for brunch. Ingredients;

Homemade beef and pepperoni lasagna

Lasagna is always a popular dish in this apartment. Its Sillas favorite dish and its definitely in my top 5,  o its on the dinner table quite often here.. We usually just make the whole thing from scratch, but these evening I decided to try one of Knorr’s sauce mixes and also added pepperoni instead of bacon, which gave it a great, slightly smoky taste. I know that other countries have Knorr products, but I’m not sure if they carry the entire product line as we do in Denmark. If not, the I’m sure another company has made an equivalent product. The lasagna turned out really well – 5 servings between the two of us good… Ingredients;

Jamie Oliver’s candied bacon green salad

So I figured that it was about time to continue my journey through Jamie Oliver’s America cookbook. On tonight’s menu was candied bacon green salad.  I was a bit iffy about the idea of sweetening bacon. I love bacon, but salty bacon, not sweet and sticky. And I’ll be honest; I might have burned the bacon…slightly, just slightly. So therefore I cannot really tell you if sweet bacon works – for me at least. But the rest if the dish is very tasty, fresh and just yummy. I usually don’t like fruit in my salad, but it works very well in this dish. It’s a lovely contrast to the crispy croutons. The dressing is nice and tangy, something I really...

January chopped salad with pesto chicken

This salad is very very simple, easy and full of good veggies. The pesto works really well with the chicken and adding warm chicken to a salad with mozzarella is just so tasty. I can eat this salad any time of the year, but I think that it woks really well here in January after having eaten all of the rich and, well, fatty food over the holidays. Its very fresh, crunchy and fulfilling. I brought a portion with me for lunch at the office today, and the salad is just as good served cold the next day.

Homemade white chocolates with dark chocolate-mint truffle filling

Happy New Year!! I hope you had an amazing night and partied the night away, I know I did. Last nights dinner was a wonderful and well earned bacon-cheese burger with fries and a large Faxe Kondi soda. And it was gooood. We spent New Years Eve with friends in Vanløse, near Copenhagen. It was such a fun night with amazing food and great great company. I made a batch of homemade chocolates and brought them for the party. I had actually planned on bring both a batch of white chocolates and a batch of truffles, but the truffles never set as well as I would have liked. So I combined the two. And so here is the recipe for...