Farcous – Chard Pancakes

Today marks the beginning of Lent. And that means one thing in this part of the world – that yesterday was Pancake Day, meaning it was pancakes for dinner last night! Our flavour of choice? Farcous, or swiss chard pancakes. The origin of Pancake Day is simple – to use up all the fats in […]

Ideas for Eggplants (Aubergines)

by Donna. Baking isn’t only about sweet treats.  I particularly like putting my oven to use when it comes to making vegetables. Eggplants seem to say “summer” to me.  Besides delicious things like Eggplant Parmigiana which take advantage of both summer eggplants and tomatoes (my recipe for that comes from my mother-in-law – and I have […]

Cheesy Jarlsberg & Fennel Loaf

Scandinavian television is all the rage.  First there was Sarah Lund and her jumper on “The Killing”.  Then there was Borgan and the ins and outs of Danish politics.  And now “The Bridge” with Saga Noren offering endless opportunity for continuing our obsession with female Scandinavian television characters. And there is also Scandinavian cooking.  It […]

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

by Erica. Pie is an occasional weekend treat in my house; mainly because I prefer to make my own pastry and that makes it perfect for a weekend when there is time. I prefer to make and eat savoury pies so the rare occasions I have time that is what I tend to make. Last […]

Baked Fennel

by Donna. It’s spring time.  This week fennel bulb made a return to my weekly fruit and vegetable box. Last year we greeted the return of spring with a fennel, chili and mint salad – but the weather was warm and like summer.  This year it is cool and raining, like February or March, except […]