Spent last weekend at our summer house just enjoying the sound of the ocean all the colored leaves the smell of horses and ofc loads of good food and wine for example you can start the day with a buttery croissant filled with truffle brie and fig marmalade and oatly cappu always it was even so sunny that we could sit outside!!
I also hade my very first surströmmingsskiva or fermented codd party hehe had the smelly fellow with all of the traditional sides like hard flatbread boiled almond potatoes sour cream red onion smetana norwegian brown cheese (like hard messmör totally awesome!!) sea salt butter and roe it was so much fun but Im so glad we had beer to wash it down hehe first and probably last of this kind of party!!
As its time for the last fall flowers I have started to dream about Christmas plants do anyone have tips were to find different sorts of amaryllis? Really like last years trend with apricot colored ones!!
Ok kids during winter time you have to eat all the amaze seasonal fruit all of my favs are amazing and also pretty cheap right now orange dates mandarines and omg KAKI (persimon, sharon, Japanese kaki or whatever you wanna call them is case you wondered “Diospyros” is the name of the tree) just make sure that you buy the sort of kaki (there are two) that can be eaten when its not quite ripe (often the smaller round ones) or that you buy the other sort and wait for them to get soft and the fruit flesh jelly because otherwise the tannic acid will turn your mouth inside out but anyways please buy them HAPPINESS LIVE IN THEM PROMISE!!
I really love all the autumn dishes but then again I really like heavy food kale and roots than been simmering in cream for forever so this sweet potatoe gratin we did was right down my alley together with a full-bodied red wine this is how you do it:
700 g sweet potatoe
2 cloves of garlic
0.5 red chili
2,5 dl heavy cream
To much of your favorite cheese (I like goat cheese, gorgonzola, feta, halloumi, parmesan, västerbotten ok so like all cheeses is najs)
Sage or other fresh or dried herbs you like
Peel and slice the potatoes. Peel and chop onions and chili (but remove the seeds or you will die). Mix garlic chili and cream. Add the potatoes, sage, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with loads of cheese like until you can barely see the sweeties. Bake in 200c until the gratin has a nice color and the potatoes are soft (around 30min +)
Another nice way to update potatoes is to just slice them in half and mix with some butter smoked olive oil sea salt and chili flakes simple as that!!
I tried to paint promise I really did I just wasnt up for it not a single line turned out how they supposed to you know the feeling maybe next time Ill be more creative!!
Also you should always past-a-time-away!! This Kaleonara (carbonara but without meat with kale you get it?!) is one of my all time favorite fall dishes ofc you can make itwith just one sort of kale or green kale instead but i like the kombo of the more buttery black kale and the crunchy brussels anyways make it like tonight please!!
1 bag of brussels
1 bag of black kale
1 yellow onion
1 clove of garlic
2.5 dl of heavy cream, smetana, sour cream or whatever you prefer
2 dl mushrooms (I love chanterelles but all is fine)
1 handful of roasted nuts like hazels walnuts or almond
As much aged cheese you want I prefer Västerbotten but parmesan pecorino or chevre is najs cheeses for this occasion too
Pasta (for this i like spaghetti)
Slice the kale. Chopp the onion and fry them in butter. Add mushrooms and then the kale. Pour over the cream and let it simmer until the kale has softened but is still cheavy. Boil the pasta al dente in fuck loads of sea salty water. Pour the pasta into the kale cream and top with grated cheese crunchy hazels and ground black pepper important also you can drizzle it with some truffle oil if you feel fancy as fuck!!
YES I have somewhat of a sweat tooth but since Im not a fan of jelly and already it to much chocolate I made some vegan date balls although I dont usually like things without real sugar and butter too much but kids make these chocolate balls!!