Saturday, 18 April 2015

Recipe - Ropa Vieja - ish

I don't think that we use enough cinnamon in savoury cooking in 'our' cuisine here in northern Europe. Other cuisines quite merrily uses it so I think we should at least try to add it a bit more often. You might have guessed it by now - today's recipe contains cinnamon.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Recipe - Boiled Beef with Root Vegetable Mash and Horseradish Sauce

I can already hear the groans from the back of the class - "Not another bloody Swedish recipe?!?". Tough titty - my blog, my heritage and my choice! ;-)

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Quick Tip - Chilli Dogs

Here we go again, another one of these so called recipes where I basically just assemble some ready bought stuff with some freezer finds. Still - it's good.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Recipe - Cabbage and Pork Mince bake

Yet another Swedish dish, this one is known as kålpudding in Swedish. This one is also from the array of dishes known as husmanskost in Sweden.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Recipe - Oven Raggmunk

This is a classic Swedish recipe, something we would put into the husmanskost category. Husmanskost is basically what we'd call your classic day to day dishes, what you'd expect to get at school or at one of the many lunch restaurants that are around.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Quick Tip - Fransk Hotdog

Fransk is Danish, as well as Swedish and Norwegian, for French. For me this little meal is very closely associated with Denmark and I guess the lesser Swedes as I call them called it French Hotdog due to the fact that it is served in a baguette.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Recipe - Chicken Rice Bake

This dish didn't really have an recipe when I started. It was cooked from distant memories, we're talking 30 years or so since I last had it. In the end it didn't end up too far from being how I remembered it.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Quick tip - Baguette Crisps


This is not rocket surgery, heck it is barely cookery, but it is a handy little thing to have in your arsenal.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Recipe - Steak Tartare


Steak Tartare is one of my all time favourite dishes, if I see it on the menu there will have to be another very good reason on the menu for me not to order it.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Recipe - Hasselback Potatoes


There is actually an earlier version of this recipe here on the site but that one lacks a photo. This version is also a bit different - you got the choice of either version now.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Recipe - Roasted Beef Short Ribs

I know that is extremely middle class of me but the majority of my shopping is done either at Waitrose or via Ocado. This is something that probably could spawn endless hours of discussion if people so wanted so I'll just skip the reasons behind it for now. One thing I'll do say though is that Waitrose recently have started to have more and more interesting and previously ignored cuts of meat in their shops.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Recipe - Glittering Ginger Rocky Road

This is something as unusual as a guest recipe here at Freestyle Cookery. People who know me are well aware that I'm not much for, or good at, baking and I don't eat or cook much sweet stuff. I let other people, who are good at it - like Han, deal with stuff like this.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Recipe - Prosciutto Roses on Watermelon Cubes

Yeah, I know - this isn't much of a recipe is it? But I kind of liked the flavors and it looked quite nice. Hopefully the picture above does it a little bit of justice.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Recipe - Kimchi

I will have to admit one thing to start with - I don't know how to make Kimchi. I guess you that are reading this right now, quite rightly, wondering what the heck I'm on about? Writing that I don't know how to make Kimchi in a post about making Kimchi?!?

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Recipe - Potato Pavé

This is the beta run of a side dish I'm serving tonight when we're having some friends over for dinner.

I've had similar dishes in restaurants over the years and thought I'd give it a go. Guests tends to get a little bit embarrassed if you go completely batshit mental if the dish doesn't work out so I thought I'd give it a go one weekend early.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Recipe - Pork Tenderloin Sandwich


Well, here it goes. A new recipe, finally. Not the most advanced or thrilling dish, but I thought I'd ease myself back into this malarkey again. It will take some time to get back to speed with the photography and all that - hopefully you'll stick with me though.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Things could start happening here soon again...

To start with - I'm not sure if anyone still will be reading this. Is anyone still subscribing to the RSS feed of this blog or even visiting it now and then in the hope(?) of a new post? I guess I'll find out one way or another.