08 Nov Strange obsessions: vintage cookbooks

... Or how to make ice cream without a freezer, electricity or ice! I think I’ve mentioned at some point that I don’t really care much for cookbooks, that I don’t own a lot of them, but that the few I do own, I absolutely treasure! This holds especially true for my small, but growing collection of...

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31 Oct Hot & Sweet: Ghost Chili and Spiced Rum Syrup

I’ve been having a lot of fun doing ghost chili related recipes lately, and apparently it has been gathering some attention. My ghost chili and mango hot sauce recipe was the first post on this blog to hit 100 views in under six hours (by the way, thank you for that, dear readers) and people...

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29 Oct Ghost chili and licorice jerked beer chicken

Yes, you read the title correctly. I’ve recently done a jerk chicken that involved not only the ghost chili, one of the world’s hottest peppers, but also a touch of licorice. It all came about thanks to an abundance of ghost chilies as well as a generous donation of licorice from Danish licorice wizard Johan...

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27 Oct Bringing the heat: Ghost Chili Mango hot sauce recipe

As the regular and attentive reader will by now have figured out, I’m quite big on chilies. And with it being harvest season for Danish chili growers, I’ve been quite blessed in terms of donations over the last couple of weeks. Most notably so, I’ve recently received a donation of a pound of ghost chilies from...

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26 Oct Coming up: Ghost Chili Madness

What can I say? Apparently I have some pretty loyal readers and fans out there, and apparently the word is out that Johan likes it hot!I’ve been doing a few posts on chilies lately and with winter looming on the horizon, I’ve been planning to do more. Which is why I was exceedingly happy when...

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25 Oct Happy Global Champagne Day 2013: Champagne basics

Today is Global Champagne Day 2013, so I thought we'd take a time out to talk a bit about one of my favorite things in the world: Champagne! More specifically, Champagne basics! Not all that sparkles is Champagne, we all know this. There are sparkling wines and then there are Champagnes. Champagnes come exclusively from the...

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21 Oct How to make steak tacos – in two tries!

How come you’ve never cooked steak tacos for me? - Zascha once shot at me out of the blue as I entered the living room. “I.. Err. Help?” I replied, and tip-toed uneasily until I realized she had been hunched over my copy of Eat Like A Man, looking at recipes and building up an...

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