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…

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,…

Vínarterta and rúllupylsa

As my time comes to be blogger of the week for Nynordisk mad, I am actually travelling in Canada – in the area where Icelanders settled in the “old days”. So you won´t get any recipes this time:) Yesterday I had quite a treat – real Icelandic Vínarterta! And “rúllupylsa” – the homemade version, not…

Apple cake to die for…

This one turned out really well… It was great served warm with whipped cream. I often add a little powdered sugar to the cream when I whip it as well as some vanilla. It makes the cream so much better…. 100 gr butter 150 gr sugar 2 vanilla beans 2 eggs 130 gr almond flour…

Bun – day and Explosion day!!:)

Today is “bolludagur”( bun-day). It is the day when everyone tries to eat as many buns as possible! Everyone has their favorite. I prefer the choux pastry ones over the yeast ones. Fortunately, everyone in the family agrees so I just make the choux pastry ones. Some like them with a lot of chocolate, some…

Chicken in Fino and sage

I know that chicken breasts are the most popular parts of chicken in our part of the world, but they can be quite boring and not as juicy as the legs – especially if you are planning to make some sort of a casserole. I remember reading something about how different parts of chicken are…

Green pea soup with easy peasy tortillas

It´s really an easy peasy soup:) Green pea soup with sour cream. You´ll need some good quality vegetable stock – preferably homemade which is the easiest thing in the world ( recipe beneath ), some frozen green peas, garlic, ginger, green chili, black pepper and cumin seeds. So here´s the recipe….. A little olive oil…

Smoky tomato-basil sauce ….. This is not a recipe!!

Last night I really got hit with the revenge of the kitchen god – or is it a goddess? I´m not sure. This is what happens if you heat sauce from a jar and then pop into the living room to watch Food network…. I had already made some aubergine stuffed ravioli and decided to…

Bananatella

A healthier version of stracciatella! Well – “almost” straciatella. Perhaps more of a banana/caramel ice-cream with chocolate chips! Frozen bananas, milk, maple syrup and chocolate is all it takes to whip up an “instant” ice-cream. Actually, you don´t even need the chocolate – but still…. It´s good for you. Full of antioxidants. The more antioxidants,…