Home-made Kimchi

 

How nice to be back, it’s been a little while since I last wrote…

As were moving towards the end of Summer, we’ve been lucky to have had a mini heat wave here in London. A couple of days ago we spent a glorious afternoon on the veranda of a beautiful houseboat near Hampton Court in Surrey. It was baking hot, boats were passing, kayaks were paddled and all the kids were splashing about in the river. It was pure bliss. Continue reading “Home-made Kimchi”

‘All in one’ Porridge

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Efficiency is a zeitgeist. To do more in a shorter amount of time is what everyone is striving for these days. Leaving you free to do…more things efficiently. I am a bit ambivalent about all this efficiency – it sounds stressful to me but aficionados swear it is the opposite. The more efficient you are the less stress and forgetfulness you’ll experience. Perhaps. I am willing to be proved wrong. Continue reading “‘All in one’ Porridge”

Love is what matters

After the atrocities across the UK over the past few weeks, the conscious act of showing love and unity seems more pertinent now than ever. Last night, whilst watching Ariana Grande’s One Love concert in Manchester on TV with my daughter, we witnessed just that. A united front, consisting of 50,000 human beings at the Manchester Arena, fuelled by love and support for their fellow men and women. Continue reading “Love is what matters”

Scandi Grain Free Granola


Over the years I have noticed that the one thing that unites us Scandinavians abroad is our longing for the taste of home. A faint waft of cinnamon buns can turn the most gluten-averse Swede into a ravenous wheat freak. Or salivating upon seeing the perfect, powdery surface of a semla, the delicious cardamom bun we eat for lent, stuffed with whipped cream and marzipan, that in the olden days was served with the (odd) addition of warm milk. Continue reading “Scandi Grain Free Granola”

Pulp Muffins

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Sounds like a bad film, right? But if you’ve struggled to know what to do with the leftover pulp from your juicing, then this post may be for you. Continue reading “Pulp Muffins”

Take a step in a new direction…

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I have recently taken up hot yoga and today, as we were laying on our mats in class, dripping in sweat and grateful for a momentary breathing pause, our instructor talked about the importance of the month of January. In her lovely yoga studio, January is when many will begin a yoga class for the first time, fuelled on by a new year’s resolution and a wish to dip their toes into the unfamiliar. Continue reading “Take a step in a new direction…”

Take me to the market…

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Happy New Year lovely people! It’s been a while – the house has been occupied with family and friends and it’s been lovely. And I don’t know about you but I’ve got a great feeling about 2017 despite newly elected presidents and Brexit voes. Continue reading “Take me to the market…”