Ouzo og meze….

Ég verð að játa að mér finnst flest grísk “vín” frekar vond. Ég er að meina rauðvín og hvítvín. Reyndar eru til ágætis vín frá Santorini, en þau fást ekki alls staðar. Ouzu er hins vegar drykkur sem gott er að fá sér eftir heitan dag, ásamt smávegis af meze. Fyrir…. Eftir….. Advertisements

Kalí spera!!

Ákvað að baka Mafíutertu handa grísku fjölskyldunni minni hér um daginn sem hafði séð hana á blogginu hjá mér og vildi fá að prófa. Þegar til kom, fann ég ekkert hringlaga form, þannig að útkoman varð dálítið önnur. Sleppti þeim við þykkt lag af ítölskum marengs en dustaði kökuna þess í stað með flórsykri. Ég…

Tagliatelle with chicken, mushrooms and sugar snaps

Didn´t feel like stocking up on too much food, seeing that I´m leaving in a couple of days. I also didn´t have much time to think about dinner, seeing how much time I´ve already spent in the kitchen ( at work that is…) making a mountain of macarons that people will be enjoying while I´m…

Chickpea and chorizo casserole

Now…. Don´t know if I´ve told you this but I hate having to throw food away. And I love cooking when there isn´t must in the fridge. I also love cooking when the fridge is full ( yes – I guess I just love cooking ), but it´s a different thing altogether. When the fridge…

Banana-oat-shake with cacao nibs

I always have a batch of homemade oat milk in my fridge. It´s so easy to make, delicious and refreshing. Here´s the recipe – in Icelandic, but I´ll translate it for you… 250 gr oats 1 Liter water 1 stick of cinnamon A little honey Oats, water and cinnamon in a glass jar – let…

Poor man´s seafood noodles

These only take a minute and they won´t blow your budget;) Pretty healthy too – especially if you use wholewheat noodles. I always have “imitation crab” (surimi) in the freezer. It´s good in sushi of course, but it also works well in crab salad – even though I might have to call it “imitation crab…

17th of June

Today is the 17th of June. Our national day, since gaining independence from Danes in 1944. This is the day when everyone storms downtown, either in Reykjavik or other towns – to meet family and friends, buy overpriced balloons, flags and candy floss. People get lost from their group, but I guess these days it…

Simply trout

I love trout. I prefer it over salmon, although freshly caught, wild salmon can be a bit magical. I usually just prepare in a simple manner – throw lots of butter in the pan, trout skin-side down, a little bit of sea salt and white pepper and then just the let the magic happen. I…

Back from the countryside

Just came from spending a few days in the countryside. The same place I went to last year ( you can read more about it in this post ). Nothing much had changed, although the weather was a little better this time. I managed to find some tomatoes as you can see;) Put the 200…

Just halibut

I was fortunate enough to find halibut – one of my favorite fish – at the fishmongers last Thursday. It isn´t allowed to fish it directly for the time being, but fisherman still catch it when they are fishing for other species and then it can be found at fishmongers. Not in big quantities though,…

Panfried haddock, apples, onions and of course – remoulade…..

Talking about traditions…. This is something I have to have when I come back to Iceland after travelling. Panfried haddock, onions and apples, boiled potatoes and remoulade… Don´t know if it´s just me?? Well – actually, I know it´s not just me. At least my family feels the same way including my parents. Funnily enough,…

Talking about Vínarterta….

I found an Icelandic bakery in Gimli – Reykjavík Bakery. While I was there, quite a few people came by to get all sorts of “Icelandic pastries”. I´m not sure all of them were of Icelandic origin, so perhaps it´s not only Icelanders that can appreciate Vínarterta;) Later that day, was the Eurovision song contest….