“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”


“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

cookies & cream

Cookies & Cream

One reaction to this was: It tastes much better than the cookies & cream ice cream you can buy in store. Which, honestly, is the chief point of making ice cream from scratch. I used the recipe from Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice …

Herb pancakes with smoked salmon and chèvre

When you have a pescetarian living with you for three weeks, you adapt. And you adapt recipes. Such as this one, which originally had cured sausage as part of the filling. Swapping the meat with smoked salmon… easy peasy solution. And the flavours still go very well together. It’s an …

Royal engagement in Sweden

Today Prince Carl Philip announced that he would marry his long time girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist in a press conference. The Marshall of the Realm sent out the communique that the King has given his consent to the marriage, and the approval of the cabinet of state has also been given. …


Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

Star anise ice cream

There is something utterly fascinating about the thought of anise or liquorice ice cream. The basic bitter, instead of very sweet, ice cream  leads to a disconcerting flavour profile in your mouth. I saw this recipe first  at Klikk.no. I adapted it slightly, but if I ever make it again, …

Royal Food: Documentary 3/3

The third part of the documentary of the Danish royal food with Prince Henrik aired last week and is available online now. It is available until July 10. It is taking place at Gråsten Palace. Even if you don’t understand Danish, the pictures from the royal palaces and the food …


Prince Nikolai starting boarding school

As news came from Norway today that the children of Haakon and Mette-Marit are switching schools, so come the news from Denmark. Prince Nikolai – the oldest son of Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra – is finishing 9th grade this year at Krebs school. Krebs is the school his father …


The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.


Lemon-Buttermilk Sorbet

This Lemon-Buttermilk Sorbet Recipe from Yumsugar is super easy, and really refreshing on a hot day. We didn’t have as much lemon as was …


“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .””

Princess Leonore’s christening

The SVT live stream of the christening   The six godparents are Crown Princess Victoria Louise Gottlieb Patrick Sommerlath Tatjana d’Abo Count Ernst …

sweet potato fries

Sweet Potato Fries

I said I was into sweet potatoes at the moment. These baked fries just fed into that obsession. Granted, my fries didn’t …