All posts in "Cooking with Madeleine"

Yummy Spicy Root Vegetable Soup ……

homemade root vegetable soup and le creuset pan soup

I get a real feeling of satisfaction in the swedish interior design kitchen when the fridge is more or less empty and I manage to rustle up something delicious with the odds and ends left in the vegetable draw …….

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Time for Spicy Swedish Stew



Yum, yum, Spicy Swedish Stew from swedish interior design… being Swedish I throw a stick of cinnamon, a couple of aniseeds  and generous amounts of ‘all spice’ into nearly everything … here I have browned 10 shallots, 1 garlic bulb,…

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Pan fried Sardine recipe …..

hand fried sardines in garlic

Well its neither autumn, winter or summer right now…. don’t no what it is … just grey and wet … so I decided to cheer up my day with a plate of sunny sardines … I just threw them in…

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Gifts of the garden …..



I think there is nothing nicer than a friend coming over to swedish interior design for a cup of tea with offerings of fresh herbs or flowers from her garden or freshly laid eggs from chickens …. being an ex city girl…

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vegetable stir fry and egg fried rice …..

more kedgeree

Stir frys are great for using up odds and ends in the swedish interior design fridge …. I always have a bottle of clear spring tamari and sesame oil and a packet of cashew nuts handy …. then chop up carrots, broccoli,…

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Birthday Bread ……

homemade spelt bread loaf and candle

who says you need to bake cake to celebrate birthdays ….. at the weekend I baked a loaf of bread in the swedish interior design kitchen for a friend of ours woke up in our house on the morning of…

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Ricotta baked with fresh herbs and salsa Verde….



Even if the summer is laying low outside I’m keeping it going inside at swedish interior design ……..everyday I buy fresh bunches of coriander, mint and parsley ….I normally grow them on our balcony which is over looking the sea…

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Pecan summer roast chicken recipe



Pierce the breast of the chicken, stuff with butter, garlic and fresh herbs, sprinkle chicken with Italian seasoning and salt, pepper and a glug of olive oil …. stick half a lemon in cavity …. place in oven on 200…

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Jubilee Salad Recipe – beetroot, onion, pepper, feta, rocket, strawberries, peaches and edible flowers

edible flowers

                                                           Jubilee Salad from swedish interior design  I decided to make a…

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Jansson’s Temptation ………. (Jansson’s frestelse)



A dear friend of mine asked me what dish would be good to take to a party ……….. I suggested ‘Janssons Temptation’, a traditional Swedish dish which I usually make for our christmas at swedish interior design, (hence the God…

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