Swedish curd cake with saffron (Ostkaka)

Swedish curd cake with saffron (Ostkaka)

I am from the Swedish province "Småland" which is famous for many different things (IKEA was actually founded in Småland, Sweden). When it come to food, the Swedish "cheesecake" or curd cake is from Småland. A Swedish curd cake, is not to mix up with an American cheese cake. Our traditional curd cake has a [...]

Norwegian flatbread (Lefse) with avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach

Norwegian flatbread (Lefse) with avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach

This is Norway to me. The Norwegian "Lefse" is a flatbread made of potatoes. It's a big part of Norwegian food heritage but still very common today. I have already told you how sporty I think the Norwegians are, and this is a perfect snack they bring to their sport events. What I love with this [...]

Plum Jam with cinnamon and chilli & Peach Chutney with cardamom and ginger

Plum Jam with cinnamon and chilli &   Peach Chutney with cardamom and ginger

My lovely neighbour Bonna came over with plums and peaches from her own garden the other day. I ate some of them directly, but I also decided to make jam and chutney. This is very typical technique in Scandinavia that has a long history in our cuisine - to preserve the fruits. Not only to extend [...]

Pavlova with raspberry and blueberry

Pavlova with raspberry and blueberry

Pavlova is one of my favorites. This ballerina dessert (named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova) has a crisp crust made of meringue and a soft, light inside made of a lemon curd and topped with some whipped cream and fresh raspberries and blueberries. It's really simple to bake and if you haven't finished it [...]