Archive for the 'Food' Category

Luxemburgerli from Zürich

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Are you a fan of macarons? Then you must try the Luxemburgerli from Zürich! They are the most delicious mini-macarons I have ever tasted. I was so amased the other day when a friend gave me a big box of these. It was impossible to stop eating them! And they are softer and lighter than […]

Copenhagen – where to eat?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

A twitter friend asked me if I knew some good value restaurants in Copenhagen. She is going with a group in May. There are several nice restaurants in Copenhagen, the problem is which one to choose.. The people behind the well-known Italian gourmet restaurant Era Ora has opened an Italian fish restaurant called Acquamarina. The […]

Restaurant Gabriel in Feskekörka, Gothenburg

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Lunching and shopping in Gothenburg on a Saturday? If you are a foodie like me it´s natural to head for the central market in town – Saluhallen. In Gothenburg they have at least three markets, one for fish – which is called Feskekörka (Fishchurch) and a smaller, less known market called Briggen. All these markets […]

Restaurang Familjen in Gothenburg

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

After some research I found Restaurang Familjen in Gothenburg, and booked a table for our trip in November. The restaurant was honored with “BIB Gourmand” by the Michelin guide this year – congratulations! I read a lot about it in Nöjesguiden and Göteborgsposten and it seems to be a good choice. Even if the photos […]

Valö in Fjällbacka, Sweden

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

In Norway it is popular to go to our neigbouring country Sweden during the summer. From Oslo it is a nice boattrip to go to the islands of Koster, near Strömstad, and further down the coast you will find Fjällbacka. Here you can stay in the charming Fjällbacka Valö guesthouse on the Valö island. If […]

A hidden café in Copenhagen

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Inside the Danish Museum of Art and Design you find a hidden gem, according to this blog. I´d love to go here some time. The blog Spotted by Normann writes: “The picture above is from one of our favorite Cafes in Copenhagen. It is very small, only serve six different dishes and you are encouraged […]

Secret dining event in Paris

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

In May my sisters and I went to Paris for a weekend. Two days before we left I saw a tweet from Christopher Haatuft on Twitter: “Preparing the menu for a secret restaurant in Paris this weekend”. Haatuft is a chef at the Norwegian embassy in Paris, food writer and a blogger: “Spiseplikt”. A few […]

Kanon Bistro

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Next to Lørenparken is Kanonhallen, which is Oslo´s new culture scene. The house restaurant is called Kanon Bistro – and it´s worth a visit. I had lunch there on Saturday, which was nice traditional Norwegian beef soup with vegetables. The bistro is a nice place to take a coffee after a stroll in the park. […]

Gourmet food hunting

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Are you looking for wild, edible foodstuffs? Head for the forest. In August-October you will find delicious mushrooms and berries. The photos are taken from my trip in the woods near Oslo last week. We found three kilos of funnel chanterelles and one kilo of lingonberries. Yummy!

Corn on the cob

Monday, August 31st, 2009

A nice family activity in the autumn is picking corn. The cobs are best if you eat them the same day, but you can also keep them in the fridge for a few days. Freezing is also possible. We went to Haneborg gård near Drøbak. A very nice farm where you can also pick tomatoes, […]