Grandma Lily’s sister is Bente and she is a wonderful baker and cook. While we were in Middlefart, she made us several delicious desserts as well as a full meal. Filled with Danish charm, Middelfart is a region in Southern Denmark. It is a small town of about 13,000 people and only about 112 […]
In Danish these delicious little round pancakes are called ‘æbleskiver’, and are a childhood treat for most Danes. Made in the special pan, shown in the image below, they made all the more fun by their ‘pop in the mouth’ shape and size. It would be easy to indulge on dozens […]
Since we love to eat, we were excited to discover that our Danish family is filled with skilled cooks. Not only have we been treated to delicious meals and desserts, but preserving is also a common kitchen task found around Denmark. At this time of year (September) there are an […]
Some of the traditional foods in Denmark are medisterpØlse, baby boiled potatoes and red cabbage. We were lucky enough to have our very own Grandma Lily prepare this meal for us. The way she prepared the medisterpØlse (pork sausage) was to first boil for it about 5-10 minutes then she cut it into pieces and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is one of our most favorite ‘Go To’ recipes for birthday events. It is easy to put together and it is popular with the little children and the adults. Nothing ever gets thrown away from this dessert. Mix together graham crumbs with butter, press into the bottom of a […]
We served this meal with some delicious baked salmon, Greek salad and pan fried shrimp for the perfect summertime birthday meal. Thanks to our lovely chef (and my cousin!) and her recipe testers.
Apple Pie Filling: This recipe will make enough filling to fill one deep 9 inch pie or 12 tarts. You will also need to make Grandmother’s pie crust which is found here.
This is one of the cakes that our Grandmother made often for Sunday dinners. It is easy to make, light, moist and smells absolutely divine. It uses basic ingredients that are found in most pantries if you bake on a regular basis. You can serve it with frosting, fruit, ice […]