Upgraded ginger carrot cupcakes

Funny enough I did not expect to be able to swing by Norway – quite fortunate indeed that the universe has gifted me with the possibility of such. I somewhat went back onto the routine of being at the farm and getting to do one of my favourite things which is cooking! Newfound passion for…

Pasta alla trapenese-alla Setre & other musings..

I feel that I have neglected posting properly about my thoughts and even the new ideas that have come to mind while here at the mountain farm of Martin & Hege’s. We joke that I might as well become their PR since their friends can also keep up with them here via my blog. Anyways,…

Ginger carrot cake/cupcakes!

Here’s the recipe that I used (and improved with some spices) 4 eggs 4 medium to small carrots 2 cups of flour 2 cups of sugar 1 cup of olive oil 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg powder 1 spoonful worth of fresh ginger Wash, peel and chop the…

10 mins mini bruschetta

A recipe that one can even try to perform one handed! We had a leftover baguette so I suggested why not make a bit of an aperitif? Quickly thrown together and into the oven makes for a yummy humble entry!     Ingredients: Cheese of your choice Toasted or Day old bread Basil Cherry tomatoes…

My first cake

My first cake from scratch and other musings…

First things first, I baked my FIRST cake from scratch!! And most importantly – IT DIDN’T FLOP or taste horrid.  Below are some pics of my first carrot cake. No chocolate ganache this time but instead it was covered in vanilla sauce for extra goodness. Obrigada Juliana pela receita!! Lately living with my friends and…

Leftover Rice Ball Arancini Recipe

Leftover rice balls aka arancini

What inspired this dish exactly? Well I learnt very early on that Norway is a very expensive country so even when buying groceries we are making highly educated choices on what to buy and cook. So when cooking the best thing is to try and create with what you have. Also since we are 3…

Rustic easy meatballs – on the go!

A bit thrown in last minute but turned out just as yummy! Nothing like using or checking what scraps you have at home to make a nice homely meal.. I like to think of it as a test to culinary creativity. Rustic meatballs Ingredients – red bell peppers – purple onion – garlic – pork…

Veggie Spaghetti

After a shed, Veggie Spaghetti

Today we knocked up a small woodshed so that we can have the firewood a little closer to the house instead of having to walk uphill towards the old stable. This outdoor work really does make you work up an appetite! Another one of what I hope to start is a series of thrown together…

Fajitas by a fire

Camping “Friday Fajitas”

Back in China since I lived on my own I begin to dabble in the kitchen. Seeing as my friends are somewhat foodies I bet there will be some awesome food to be made. I’m looking forward to learning and cooking some new dishes. Might as well record the process – finally I’ve decided to…