Month: September 2015

Famous Old Cheese Shop
Denmark

Famous Old Cheese Shop

One of our adventures took us to the town of Helsinger. Here in Helsinger lies Kronborg Castle, which is made famous as Elsinore in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The city has a population of about 60,000. Across the water and a 20 minute ferry ride away is Helsingborg, Sweden. You can also easily catch a […]

Baby Dill Pickles
Canada, Main Dishes

Baby Dill Pickles

We have a great Farmers Market every Saturday morning in Penticton, B.C. and we picked up a bag of pickling cucumbers so we could make a batch of dill pickles. Picking cucumbers are seasonal and the time frame is usually not very long to buy these very small ones in […]

Lunch In Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark

Lunch In Copenhagen, Denmark

For our first (but not last) trip to Copenhagen, we started our wandering with a lunch of meatballs, ‘Stjerneskud’ (a typical dish made of fish cooked several different ways), and the ‘Hens Salad’ (which was a thick fluffy bread topped with a chicken potato salad). The Paludan Cafe is a […]

Homemade Marzipan
Denmark, Desserts, Recipes

Homemade Marzipan

Homemade marzipan is not that common since it is so easy to find in Danish grocery stores and delis.  However, the recipe itself is not too difficult provided you can locate the 1 bitter almond that is recommended for the traditional flavor.  Even without this bitter almond, the flavor will […]

Danish Smørrebrød
Denmark

Danish Smørrebrød

We were greeted by our lovely uncle John after 24 hours of travel time to the classic Danish smørrebrød (open face sandwiches) lunch, beer and Schnapps.  There is nothing quite like the warming lull of a fine schnapps to clear (and then later enhance) one’s jetlag. The Smørrebrød (originally smør […]

Pico de Gallo
Appetizers, Mexico, Recipes

Pico de Gallo

In Mexico, you are commonly served a little dish of Pico de Gallo with a small bowl of taco chips when dining out. At one Mexican beachside eating spots we asked the local chef about the amazing full flavor of the Pico de Gallo and we were curious about the preparation process. He said each morning very large […]