This post is going to be kind of a do-over. I’ve already ticked off Danish Pastry, it was number 98 in fact, and I ticked it off 4 years and 2 months ago (seriously, how has it been that long already?!)
But, that first Danish pastry I had was in England, and this was a real actual Danish pastry in real actual Denmark, so let’s count this as post 98.1.
Real actual Danish pastries are quite different to the UK versions. The flavours they have are the same  - we had apple and raspberry here, and you can also get cinnamon, and cheese, and other typical flavours, but the pastry itself is kind of different. It’s less crisp, and more like a flaky bun. 

This post is going to be kind of a do-over. I’ve already ticked off Danish Pastry, it was number 98 in fact, and I ticked it off 4 years and 2 months ago (seriously, how has it been that long already?!)

But, that first Danish pastry I had was in England, and this was a real actual Danish pastry in real actual Denmark, so let’s count this as post 98.1.

Real actual Danish pastries are quite different to the UK versions. The flavours they have are the same  - we had apple and raspberry here, and you can also get cinnamon, and cheese, and other typical flavours, but the pastry itself is kind of different. It’s less crisp, and more like a flaky bun. 

885. Salsify
A few weeks back I went on a trip to Copenhagen. It was for my birthday and as well as exploring the city, I also got to spend lots of time in the Lego World Expo, which was amazing!
On the Saturday night, I got to go out for dinner with one of the Lego teams and we went to this awesome restaurant called Madklubben (which means ‘the food club’). As a really large group we got to choose between 2 starters and 2 main courses. For the main I went for the fish, which had pan-fried cod and lobster sauce and mashed potatoes and pancetta and apples and cabbage and walnut salad, and oh my goodness, it was absolutely one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten in my whole entire life.
This was my starter though, which was a carpaccio of beef with aioli and hazelnuts and pickled salsify. It was such a delicious combination of tastes and textures. The pickled salsify was really good. It was crunchy and light and perfect with this dish.
885 down, 911 to go

885. Salsify

A few weeks back I went on a trip to Copenhagen. It was for my birthday and as well as exploring the city, I also got to spend lots of time in the Lego World Expo, which was amazing!

On the Saturday night, I got to go out for dinner with one of the Lego teams and we went to this awesome restaurant called Madklubben (which means ‘the food club’). As a really large group we got to choose between 2 starters and 2 main courses. For the main I went for the fish, which had pan-fried cod and lobster sauce and mashed potatoes and pancetta and apples and cabbage and walnut salad, and oh my goodness, it was absolutely one of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten in my whole entire life.

This was my starter though, which was a carpaccio of beef with aioli and hazelnuts and pickled salsify. It was such a delicious combination of tastes and textures. The pickled salsify was really good. It was crunchy and light and perfect with this dish.

885 down, 911 to go

884. Dry Martini
Back last year, before I moved to Sweden, we had a leaving party at this cocktail bar in London. It was only just the other day when I was sorting out my photos that I realised that we had these ridiculous giant martinis and I entirely forgot to post about them (perhaps because of the giant martinis!). 
A martini isn’t my usual choice of cocktail. Normally I go for something fruity, maybe a little sour too, like a margarita. But the menu boasted these crazy martinis so we had to try them.
Basically, it was a big bowl of pure alcohol. It was good for the occasion, but probably not something I’m going to start drinking every day!
884 down, 912 to go

884. Dry Martini

Back last year, before I moved to Sweden, we had a leaving party at this cocktail bar in London. It was only just the other day when I was sorting out my photos that I realised that we had these ridiculous giant martinis and I entirely forgot to post about them (perhaps because of the giant martinis!). 

A martini isn’t my usual choice of cocktail. Normally I go for something fruity, maybe a little sour too, like a margarita. But the menu boasted these crazy martinis so we had to try them.

Basically, it was a big bowl of pure alcohol. It was good for the occasion, but probably not something I’m going to start drinking every day!

884 down, 912 to go

I got my theme back!

At least one person at Tumblr knows what they’re doing. 

Thanks Anderson! 

So, let’s start catching up!
This beautiful looking thing is a semla - which is the traditional Swedish treat eaten on Fettisdagen (aka Shrove Tuesday aka Mardi Gras). It’s a soft bun, flavoured with a little cardamom, filled with mandelmassa (an almond paste kind of like frangipane), and topped with a LOT of fresh whipped cream.
They sell them all through February, but the tradition is to just have one per year, on the correct day, and so that’s what I did. Oh my god it was worth the wait. It was soft and sweet and delicious and probably the single best Swedish thing I’ve eaten. 

So, let’s start catching up!

This beautiful looking thing is a semla - which is the traditional Swedish treat eaten on Fettisdagen (aka Shrove Tuesday aka Mardi Gras). It’s a soft bun, flavoured with a little cardamom, filled with mandelmassa (an almond paste kind of like frangipane), and topped with a LOT of fresh whipped cream.

They sell them all through February, but the tradition is to just have one per year, on the correct day, and so that’s what I did. Oh my god it was worth the wait. It was soft and sweet and delicious and probably the single best Swedish thing I’ve eaten. 

So, it looks a bit different around here

Hi guys, I know it’s been a while, things have been a little complicated and stressful lately, and sadly it’s meant I haven’t had all that much time to devote to cooking and blogging. 

Today I finally got the chance to have some time to get back into it and write up a few posts, and share some new stuff with you guys, and what happens, I log in only to find that Tumblr has removed my theme because of some ‘suspicious activity’ or something. No warning. No backup. Just ‘hey, your theme is gone now’. Hours of my work just went down the drain. Tumblr have pulled a lot of crap before but frankly this one just takes the biscuit. 

So that means that sadly, for the time being I have no links to my categories, no pretty header, no social media links, no anything. I was planning on making a new theme at some point soon, but I wasn’t planning on it being like this…

BUT, I will still have some new posts for you, theme or not, so there’s that.

So, this is the second of my ‘round up of restaurant foods I ate and then forgot to add to my list because I reviewed them some other place’ posts. This one is based on foods I ate when I went on a mini trip to Stratford-upon-Avon for ‘work’ (it was awesome). 

880. Knickerbocker Glory

Knickerbocker Glory was my favourite dessert as a small child. I would order it whenever we went to a pub or a restaurant for a meal. I think it’s a British thing, so for the benefit of everyone else, it’s an ice cream sundae, served in a tall glass, and it’s always made of vanilla ice cream, fruit, fruit syrup, and whipped cream. The classic one is made with canned mixed fruits, but this one was a little fancier and had fresh raspberries in it. It also had popping candy on the top. It was pretty fantastic.

881. Foie Gras and 882. Green Tomato

Pie’s starter was a foie gras terrine with green tomato chutney. I’d never had foie gras before. I’m not really comfortable with the idea of how it’s made, so it’s something I would generally avoid, but I thought for the purpose of the list it was something I should try once. Really I found it was too much for me. It was so rich it felt like I was more or less eating a big mouthful of butter. On top of that, I’ve never been a fan of anything like pate so I don’t think I was ever a prime candidate for trying it. It was interesting to try once, but I won’t be in a rush to have it again. The green tomato chutney on the other hand was lovely though. I’m not always a big chutney person, but this was delicious and the green tomatoes were full of flavour.

883. Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska seemed like a magic dessert when I was a kid. Ice cream that is hot but not all melted? Amazing. I used to like making it with Jamaica ginger cake. Yum. This was just the classic though - vanilla sponge, jam, vanilla ice cream, and meringue.

883 down, 913 to go

You know when you go to a restaurant and you come home and you write a review of it, and then you completely forget to actually add the list foods you ate to your list… No? Just me? Well, in any case, that’s what I managed to do, so this post and the next one will be a little round up of all those foods I ate out and then never wrote up. These are from two different visits to what clearly must be my favourite restaurant, Miller & Carter. 

876. Chateaubriand

I shared this monster steak on one visit. It’s a double-sized fillet, and there’s really nothing bad you can say about a nice big chunk of delicious meat.

877. Surf and Turf and 878. Lobster Thermidor

On yet another visit to Miller & Carter, I went for the Surf & Turf, which was paired a steak with a small Lobster Thermidor and a king prawn skewer. Honestly I’m not convinced about having both together. Steak is awesome. Lobster is awesome. But I know that I at least will always be in the mood for either lots of meat, or be in the mood for fish, but never both, together, at the same time. I’d rather just pick one or the other and enjoy the single pleasure of a big hunk of steak or a juicy buttery lobster all by itself. 

879. Baked Cheesecake

I love cheesecake. I love cheesecake of every flavour. I love cheesecake for dessert, or for a snack, or for breakfast (ok, I probably have never eaten it for breakfast, but I would). Sometimes I feel like plain baked cheesecake is the poor man’s choice when there are so many other delicious kinds of cheesecake out there (I’m looking at you Cheesecake Factory Kahlua Cocoa Coffee), but then I have it, and I remember how awesome plain baked cheesecake is too. It’s creamy, and sweet, but not too sweet, and it has the soft cheese with the crunchy base, and oh my god, how much do I want cheesecake now?! Cheesecake.

879 down, 917 to go

875. Lussekatter
This seems to have become a baked goods and citrus blog. I’m not sorry. Lussekatter are a traditional Swedish Christmas bun, flavoured with saffron and with raisins. Sweden is obsessed with saffron at Christmas; it seems to get put in everything (mostly just buns, but I like to eat a lot of buns). It’s not a flavour I would have ever associated with Christmas before but it’s a very nice one. 
875 down, 921 to go

875. Lussekatter

This seems to have become a baked goods and citrus blog. I’m not sorry. Lussekatter are a traditional Swedish Christmas bun, flavoured with saffron and with raisins. Sweden is obsessed with saffron at Christmas; it seems to get put in everything (mostly just buns, but I like to eat a lot of buns). It’s not a flavour I would have ever associated with Christmas before but it’s a very nice one. 

875 down, 921 to go

873. Meyer Lemons and 874. Dried Fruit in Chocolate
The first two years of my blog, Christmas was a time that I was able to tick so many things off of the list, but it is getting to the point now where I have eaten almost all the Christmassy foods that there are to eat! Back in my hometown this year, I did manage to eat two things though. Firstly, I picked up these meyer lemons when I went to the supermarket with my dad. They’re one of those foods I’ve heard a lot about, but had never seen in the UK to try before now. I tried them by themselves (delicious), in a gin and tonic (even more delicious), and in cups of tea (slightly odd compared to a regular lemon but by no means bad). 
Over Christmas I also indulged in some delicious dried fruits in chocolate at my mum’s house, but the picture I took seems to have sadly eluded me. I blame my phone. It must be the technology’s fault right? Anyway, there were apricots coated in milk chocolate and apricots coated in white chocolate and chocolate raisins and cherries coated in dark chocolate and the whole affair was delicious and I could easily have sat and eaten the whole box myself.
874 down, 922 to go

873. Meyer Lemons and 874. Dried Fruit in Chocolate

The first two years of my blog, Christmas was a time that I was able to tick so many things off of the list, but it is getting to the point now where I have eaten almost all the Christmassy foods that there are to eat! Back in my hometown this year, I did manage to eat two things though. Firstly, I picked up these meyer lemons when I went to the supermarket with my dad. They’re one of those foods I’ve heard a lot about, but had never seen in the UK to try before now. I tried them by themselves (delicious), in a gin and tonic (even more delicious), and in cups of tea (slightly odd compared to a regular lemon but by no means bad). 

Over Christmas I also indulged in some delicious dried fruits in chocolate at my mum’s house, but the picture I took seems to have sadly eluded me. I blame my phone. It must be the technology’s fault right? Anyway, there were apricots coated in milk chocolate and apricots coated in white chocolate and chocolate raisins and cherries coated in dark chocolate and the whole affair was delicious and I could easily have sat and eaten the whole box myself.

874 down, 922 to go