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Copenhagen: The American Pie Co.

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This was a rainy day discovery on our last visit to Copenhagen. They were closing up and we promised ourselves we would return to check it out. We did return the following day, but we were too late. There was only a slice of apple pie left.

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So with this visit we made sure that we arrived early and boy was it worth it! We should have been good and each made a different choice so we could share. But that s’mores pie just looked so delicious that we both wanted it!

Happiness is a pie with chocolate…

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Going,

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Going,

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Gone…

Copenhagen: Food

This visit to Copenhagen brought some new discoveries and visits to old favourites. Heading to Warpigs, Neighbourhood Pizza and Juicy Burger is always a must. As well as a trip to the Torvehallerne.

This time we discovered Jagger, a fabulous place for fried chicken and cheeseburgers as well as Kaffe & Vinyl. The perfect hideaway for coffee and whatever the barista is DJ-ing (usually Jazz).

One of our favourite lunches this go-round was at the Aquarium. However it did feel slightly wrong to be eating fish while we were looking at fish, but we just ran with it.

After finishing up a cup of coffee at Kaffee & Vinyl one morning we headed down the street and turned to the sound of an old fashioned school bell ringing. We realised that unlike the musical tunes that our ice cream vans play in England, in Copenhagen, the Ice Cream man rings a bell to announce his arrival. It was beyond charming!

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Torvehallerne Seafood

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Torvehallerne Pastries

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Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream at Tivoli

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Dinner at Jagger

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Juicy Burger

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Records at Kaffe & Vinyl

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Breakfast at Kaffe & Vinyl

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Nordic Apple Pizza at Neighbourhood

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The General’s Mac ‘n Cheese at Warpigs

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Chicken and Hush Puppies at WarPigs

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Shrimp and potatoes at the Aquarium

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Fish & Chips at the Aquarium

Cooking With Beth

Ms. American Pie Book Cover

For Fourth of July this year I decided to make a pecan pie. I chose a recipe from Beth Howard’s cookbook. I baked “Frank Barnett’s Pecan Pie”. It is more of an old fashioned recipe as it uses just brown and white sugar and not Karo syrup. But whether or not it is made with just sugar or sugar and Karo syrup, I’ll take pecan pie any way I can get it!

It was heavenly. I love pecan pie filling even more than I love pecans, so in the future, I would be tempted to double the recipe for the filling but still use a cup of pecans.

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It was the perfect end to a wonderful evening. We sat with a slice of pecan pie, a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and watched the sun slowly set!

Cooking With Nigella

Nigella Lawson Feast

Mr. Michie went back to work on Tuesday and I got to work too! I pulled out my Feast cookbook by Nigella Lawson and made a batch of dinner rolls. I made them slightly larger than her suggestion and after bathing them in an egg wash and sprinkling them with sesame seeds they were ready for the oven.

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We used these as the base to build cheeseburger sliders! Perfection!

Bruschetta

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Today we attacked our bedroom closets and I am now sitting amongst a scattering of bags filled with items to donate to the charity shop. The house smells amazing because we are slow roasting a pork shoulder to make BBQ for dinner tonight. So dinner and another area decluttered are two things I can tick off of my list today.

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To fortify us for an afternoon spent gutting closets, we made bruschetta for lunch. I marinated the tomatoes over the morning so they were extra flavourful before spooning them over a loaf of ciabatta that I had drizzled with oil and rubbed with garlic before toasting. Fresh mozzarella sat on top while the tomatoes were delicately nestled all around.

A few sprigs of torn basil and a splash of balsamic vinegar and lunch was complete!

Cooking With Betty

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I was looking for a new cinnamon roll recipe for Easter. One that wouldn’t make a gazillion, as this year I wasn’t cooking for a crowd and one that wouldn’t take too much effort as I had a lot of other baking, cooking and prep work to get done the day before.

I came across a cake mix cinnamon roll recipe on the Betty Crocker website and I decided to try that, with a few exceptions. I can’t easily get yellow cake mix here, so I used a white one instead and I decided to splash some vanilla extract into the dough mixture, you can’t go wrong with vanilla!

I also made my own cream cheese frosting, laced with vanilla and a hint of clementine zest. The end results were wonderful. I made the rolls the day before and went through every step, right up until baking them. Instead, I covered them and let them stay in the fridge over night. We were up early Easter morning, so while Mr. Michie made coffee, I put the rolls out on the counter for about thirty minutes and then baked them. They rose beautifully and the house smelled divine!

Cooking With Ree

Pioneer Woman Dinnertime

With the ushering in of Spring this week, I was craving something sweet and a pie sounded like a wonderful idea. I think pie is always a good idea! I made The Pioneer Woman,  Ree Drummond’s  “homemade vanilla pudding” from her Dinnertime Cookbook.

Vanilla Cream Pie

The pudding had a wonderful consistency. In future I think I would add a bit more vanilla, but that is just to suit my tastes. Now, in Ree’s recipe she put her cooked pudding into individual pots and topped them off with unsweetened whipped cream. I placed mine in a pie shell and made a mountain of vanilla whipped cream. It was perfect! I had a slice for dessert and a slice for breakfast and a slice for an afternoon snack…

Cooking With Audrey

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I grew up surrounded by fantastic cooks. My grandmothers and one of my grandfathers, my aunts and both of my parents all know their way around a kitchen. They have instilled in me, not just the ability to cook, but an appreciation for good food and good ingredients.

I LOVE to be in the kitchen. I find it therapeutic to cut vegetables, stir a sauce, get inspired by something I’ve read and adapt it to suit our tastes. I also and I’m not embarrassed to say this have a bit of a thing for cookbooks. I have new ones and vintage one’s, some from my Nana, some from my Mom. I don’t always cook from them, but I love looking through them as a catalyst for ideas.

I’m going to make a point this year to share some of what I’m cooking here. It’s a new series I’m starting, called “Cooking with…”.

First up, I’m cooking with Audrey. To go along with pulled chicken, smothered in homemade Carolina mustard based BBQ sauce, I made a batch of Audrey’s coleslaw. It’s a simple dressing mix involving sour cream at it’s base instead of a traditional mayonnaise mixture. I whipped it up and threw in some grated carrot for good measure. It was refreshing and a soothing compliment to the spiciness of the BBQ sauce.

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Copenhagen

I have a secret! Mr. Michie surprised me on Valentine’s by telling me he was taking me to our beloved city for a short break! I almost passed out with delight! We bundled up and walked through the snow to some of our favourite places and made some new discoveries along the way too. We ate delicious food, lit candles in our apartment and watched the river go by at night. It was very hygge!

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Our view of the river.

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Le Gourmand on Værnedamsvej. This street is the “mini Paris” of Copenhagen.

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Blomsterskuret, the most amazing flower shop. Also located on Værnedamsvej.

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Tulips for sale at Blomsterskuret.

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Snow laden branches.

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A walk in the snow.

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Lunch at the Louisiana Museum.

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Physichromie 497, Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Louisiana Museum.

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A different way to view the world, Louisiana Museum.

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Juicy Burger Order.

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Juicy Burger potatoes.

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Brisket, sweet pickles and mac ‘n cheese at Warpigs.

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Hushpuppies with pimento cheese at Warpigs.

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Warpigs