The Sunshine Blogger Award

On 27 March 2019, Mums! celebrated its first birthday. Did it get any presents? Of course it did! And what a present it was: A nomination from lovely Alicia from COMMEMEMUCHO for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This award is given to bloggers, who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community. Thank…

One year of blogging

One year ago, I published my very first blog post on Mums!. I still remember the foregoing brainstorming phase. I wanted to get everything right. The name. The introduction. The posts (I needed some ideas on stock, just in case). Shortly before the Easter holidays, I mustered all my courage and went online. 165 blog…

Confit egg with bacon jam on black salsify

Bacon and egg – that’s a typical weekend breakfast in our household. Bacon and egg deluxe – that’s what this dish is. And a sensational way to kick off your Saturday. Enjoy! Start with the bacon jam, as it will need to slow cook. Fry finely chopped bacon, yellow onion and garlic. Remove any excess…

The Situation

I’m a working mum. With a busy schedule. Always on the run. Until the end of August, we have only three weekends still totally free of engagements. I appreciate those free weekends. Not because I don’t have any duties, but because there’s room for spontaneity. Last weekend was one of those free weekends. Perfect timing…

Purple carrot soup with hazelnut pesto 💚

The base of this soup is a classic Sunday roast side: roasted rosemary and honey glazed carrots. Roasting vegetables before transforming them into soup unfolds authentically rich flavors. And the purple color of the heirloom carrots turns this soup into a feast not only for the taste buds, but for the eyes as well. This…

Hazelnut spätzli with carrot ragout 💚

Combining elements of different culinary traditions is not only the definition of fusion cuisine, in my opinion, it’s the most exciting part of it. Very bourgeois, very Swiss egg noodles served with a veggie ragout filled with Moroccan flavors and a smooth cream made of Greek sheep milk feta cheese. That’s my second dish featuring…

Heirloom carrot roses on a hazelnut crust 💚

My first dish for the Food Blog Challenge organized by Foodblogs Schweiz is a tasty pie consisting of a really short hazelnut crust filled with creamy goat cheese and topped with roses of naturally sweet heirloom carrots. Start with the crust. Cream 200 g butter. Add 2 egg yolks, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp…

Food Blog Challenge

Foodblogs Schweiz – a platform for Swiss food bloggers – has launched quite an intriguing monthly challenge: Compose a dish featuring two ingredients of a given selection of seasonal products. The March food basket contained radish, hazelnuts, carrots, lamb lettuce, apples and pears. I decided to give it a go and chose hazelnuts and carrots….

Quince liqueur

Last autumn, I wrote about the exceptional quince harvest and our lovely neighbors being kind enough to share their produce with us. The starter and dessert we prepared, we were able to enjoy right away. Another creation needed a bit longer to infuse: our quince liqueur. In the meantime, it’s quite drinkable. Peel, seed and…

Multi-seed crispbread 🌱

I grew up on crispbread – or knäckebröd as it’s called in Swedish. Crispbread used to accompany all our meals. At home and in school. And that’s probably why I still prefer crispbread to ordinary bread. Mix 1 dl cracked rye flour with 1 dl pumpkin seeds, 1 dl sesame seeds and 1 dl chia…

Rib steak with herb butter

I consider myself a flexitarian: I enjoy all diets – vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, pollotarian and omnivore – without limiting myself to one. Now and then, I treat myself to a piece of red meat. And when I do, I like enjoying my meat without any sides. Just meat and condiments. Like dry aged rib steak…