Matreiðslukeppni barna og unglinga á Norðurlöndum

Hér kemur smá grein um Matreiðslukeppni bara og unglinga á Norðulöndum sem ég birti um daginn. Set hana inn aftur þar sem skammur tími er til stefnu!! Þann 11.nóvember er norrænn loftlagsdagur. Mig langar til að benda ykkur á matreiðslukeppni barna og unglinga á norðurlöndum, það er að segja keppni í því að búa til…

Harry´s restaurant – a hidden gem in the center of Reykjavik

Just a few lines about a very modest Phillipine-Icelandic restaurant in Reykavík called Harry´s. I didn´t even know it existed till a couple of weeks ago. I usually cook at home when I´m in Iceland. That way I am sure to get what I want, when I want it, the way I want it. When…

Reindeer in urgent need of help

Animal welfare is a big issue. And an important one. It is one of the basis for being able to call ourselves civilized human beings. I was very sad this week following news of a couple of reindeer that had apparently tangled their horns together, making it impossible for them to fend for themselves. There…

Kryddbrauð og ofurpönnsur í hollara lagi

Hér kemur mjög einfalt KRYDDBRAUÐ sem ég henti í áðan. 100 gr fínt spelt 100 gr gróft spelt 25 gr hveitiklíð 25 gr hveitikím 100 gr hrásykur 2 tsk lyftiduft 1 tsk negull 1 tsk kanill 1 tsk kardimommur 1 tsk allrahanda 200 gr eplamauk 250 gr AB mjólk 60 kókosolía-brædd Öllu sullað saman í…

Völuspá – A Nordic Food Expedition

Today is the opening of Völuspá: A Nordic Food Expedition, which is an Icelandic/Danish project or food theater. Here is more about it as well as here I was going to go…and was quite looking forward to it…Unfortunately I managed to catch a very bad cold this week, so I won´t be able to make…

Julian Cribb, Icelandic farmers association and Soylent Green

Today I attended a lecture by Julian Cribb, which was held by the Farmers Associtation here in Reykjavík. Julian Cribb is an Australian lecturer who specializes in communication in science, agriculture, mining, energy and the environment. Last year he wrote a book called “The coming famine”. He had some good points, although you can never…

Urban farming

I couldn´t resist taking a few photos of these…geese… Not that it´s such an unusual sight here in Reykjavik – to see geese walking around, doing whatever it is that geese do. Drinking water from a parking space seemed to be what these were doing. We have lots of geese everywhere, but these were perfectly…

Seafood in September

I love seafood….simply cooked…served with good homemade mayonnaise…either plain or flavored …rhubarb mayonnaise for example goes well with seafood langoustines….or just a touch of lemon…lots of butter…and some plain white bread… Don’t see the point of serving salad or vegetables with it…that´s just a bother. Langoustines are a particular favorite. Fish cheeks – breaded and…

Nordic oat days

I love oats. I use them in my produce so I can honestly say I have my ways of making Icelanders eat their oats! While attending the the Nordic food conference in Helsinki, I learned a lot about oats! There were so many interesting things going on during the two days of the Nordic food…

Enjoying dinner in a Finnish forest

Dinner tonight was quite an experience. I took a few photos with my limited photographic skills ( I believe in Autosetting!).. The room had been transformed into a finnish forest with trees, lights, sound, smell, theatre and food of course! There was even smoke when we entered the room, which added to the atmosphere. Chef…

Thoughts on hospital food – NNM in Helsinki

Today at the NNM conference in Helsinki, there have been a lot of discussions about on food in hospitals. Very often, hospital food – in Iceland anyway and I´m guessing not only in Iceland from what I´ve heard today – is bland, grayish, tasteless – often cooked together in plastic trays in big steam ovens….

The NNM conference – part one

Spoilt for choice – deciding between attending talks on food in schools or food in public landscapes. Then there are the Nordic Oat days as well. So, a lot of interesting things to follow!! Today I have had a chance to follow very interesting lectures and discussions on food in public landscapes and I am…

Alvöru Kauphöll með fé á fæti

Haustið 2008 – þegar allt “hrundi” hér á landi – fékk ég smá hugmynd. Mér datt í hug að besti staðurinn til að byrja á væri landbúnaðarráðuneytið. Ég hélt á fund þáverandi landbúnaðarráðherra, með það fyrir augum að benda á þá möguleika sem þetta hefði í för með sér – hversu mikil tækifæri lægju hér…