Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Wonderland

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!


  1. Delighted you had such a wonderful holiday.

    Happy New Year.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous holiday you had! Wonderful food, picturesque views and crackling fire probably made you forget the freezing temperature outside.

  3. Hi Annie - thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Wow - that is serious snow - we get it cold here in the winter but I have never ever seen snow like that!! Looks like you definitely made up for it by spending a lot of time around the dining table - what beautiful food - you've really got my taste buds reeling :-)

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  5. I wouldn't mind being in a house with all those glorious food around hahaha. but Im glad you had a great holiday... Im sure the memories you've made will be ingrained in your hearts forever! Happiest New Year Annie!