i've been enjoying cooking budget friendly, healthy and delicious meals for a while now, but lately i've really been trying to kick it up a notch. really experiment with flavours and ingredients that both excite and terrify me - my english reservation does often result in
so, onto my latest eats:
♥ plum and almond torte - a plum version of my pear and almond torte - yummy!
♥ beetroot and mozzarella salad - there's all my usual salad ingredients in there too!
♥ last week i was sent some nakd bars to review - and although i'd eaten them a few times before it was lovely to try out these new flavours. nakd bars are fantastically natural and simple in their ingredients list - which is why i love them so much! and if you are a real snacker, like me, then this is a safe and satisfying addition to your storecupboard and handbag. i highly recommend the pecan pie flavour too, it's my favourite!
♥ our smorgasbord christmas eve dinner table - yes, it's a little belated, but on having realised that i hadn't yet posted photos, i thought i ought to promptly upload this for you all to see. isn't it beautiful? my grandmother did an amazing job!
what you see is: boiled egg, creamed beetroot, venison pate, meatballs and frankfurters, rice salad, coronation chicken, ham, sild, prawns, potato salad, green salad, olives, cheeses and janssons temptation!
swedish christmas eve is always a phenomenally fun time, with much wine, laughter and good conversation. the food is a highlight, but the drinking games often take centre stage - mostly involving singing to meatballs (there's a whole special song we all sing!), men downing raw fish with swedish schnapps, and plenty of red wine toasts - it's a jolly occasion ♥
currently listening to: heartbreak warfare by john mayer