We've just gotten back from our family holiday in Denmark. Before leaving Singapore we monitored the weather and kept our fingers crossed for snow, and as the saying goes, be careful what you wish for...
Yet there was something beautiful about all that. The vast, white, powdery fields and the tree branches outlined in snow were Christmas card perfect.
We spent much of our time indoors, warming up by the fireplace. Our meals were a highlight: breakfast of poppy seed bread with strawberry jam and danish cheese, scrambled eggs and chives on paper-thin slices of ham;
pickled herring in curry dressing on rye bread for lunch (chased down with schnapps and beer);
a savoury crepe filled with creamed spinach, smoked salmon and asparagus; foie gras on toasted walnut bread and arugula with grapes and sweet wine ;
a pork aspic with creamed cabbage and pickled red beets; and for dessert, ris a l'amande, a creamy rice pudding speckled with vanilla pod seeds and slivered almonds, topped with a sweet and tart cherry sauce. Delicious!
I wish I took pictures of all the other wonderful meals we had, but I guess I was just too busy eating!
Good food, good company, good memories!