BBC GoodFood Calendar November

The toffee apple and pecan cake was the recipe of November in the BBC GoodFood Calendar.

It was an interesting cake – taste wise not quite like anything I’ve had before. The filling was delicious, and I made double on the advice of the comments at the site, but if I make it again, I think I will omit the pecans.


BBC GoodFood Calendar September

IMG_2076.JPGI have officially eaten waaay too much of this tray bake. I first had one slice. Then another couple of slices as I was catching up on the dessert episode of The Great British Bake Off – and then I needed another slice as Iain’s ice cream disappeared into the trash bin.

I feel too full.

It is the oaty plum gingerbread slice that is the recipe for September. You kind of have to love ginger to make it – or possibly cut down a bit on it.

One advantage though is that it is really not a huge tray bake.

BBC GoodFood Calendar August


IMG_2056.JPGI never got around to making the recipes for June and July in the calendar. Basically, in June I was trying to get as much of Oslo in as I could, grading final exams and moving. In July, it was insanely hot. I spent as little time as possible in the kitchen.

August’s recipe is different. August’s recipe took about 5-10 minutes to put together and then a bit more to bake.

Herbed summer veg tarts

I know it does not look like much in my picture. But make it. It tastes delicious. Also, super easy dinner.

Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg’s Costume interview

Here is a translation of some of the questions and answers from the recent interview with Countess Alexandra in Danish fashion magazine: Costume. Not everything has been translated, but I tried to incorporate a variety of the subject she talked about. 


If you have the possibility to pick up the magazine, and can read Danish, I recommend doing so. The pictures inside are a lot less photo-shopped than the cover is, that is for sure.




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Royal Magazines

It is not always easy to find royal magazines. Even in Europe.

Or, more precisely, it is not always easy to find them outside the geographic scope they publish for. Where many newspaper/magazine kiosks will have Cosmopolitan, Elle or Vogue, often in more than one language, they often don’t seem to cater to those of us who’re into royalty.

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