Chicken soup

I have been sick with the flu for two weeks, so as my grandmother use to do I made chicken soup.

1 medium sized chicken
1 kg carrots
5 potatoes
2 parsnips
2 parsley roots
1 medium sized celery root
Fresh dill
Fresh parsley
1 Leek
Salt

1.Have the chicken into a stockpot, bring to a boil and let it simmer on a low heat for approximately 30 minutes, until it’s tender. Take out the chicken when it is ready and remove the bones and chop the chicken in small pieces
2.Clean, peal and chop the vegetables, have it in the stockpot with the chicken stock and let it simmer for 20 minutes, add the chicken, chop parsley and dill before serving. Serve with yoghurt.

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Chicken livers with carrots

Very healthy and very tasty, the taste is so different from other types of meat, either you love it or hate it.

You need for two:

500 gr Chicken livers
Salad
3 cups diced /sliced carrots
Unsalted butter
Thyme
Salt

1.Have the chicken livers in a steamer, have the thyme over the hearts, have the lid on and steam for about 30 or 40 minutes.
2.Boil the carrots until they are tender approximately 15 minutes. Before serving the blend big spoon of unsalted butter into the carrots.
3.Taste with salt before serving.

Steamed duck hearts

Well, this dish is lovely and I should actually make something with duck hearts on Valentine!! One dinner can say more than thousand words! It can be romantic, in a different kind of way.

You need for two:

500 gr duck hearts
Salad
Avocado
Feta cheese
Sweet potato
Dijon dressing
Herbs: I use dry tomatoes, thyme, and garlic
Salt

1.Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Peel the potatoes, slice them and have them on a pan with baking paper, have some Extra Virgin Olive Oil on. Let it bake for 30 minutes
2.Have the duck hearts in a steamer, have the herbs over the hearts, have the lid on and steam for about 30 or 40 minutes. If you are unsure take one of the hearts out after 30 minutes and cut it in half to see if it is done.
3.Make salad: Mix: Salad, Feta, Avocado
4.Serve with Dijon dressing, and salad, I also have some Norwegian flatbread on side.

Recipe for Dijon dressing you can find in my previous post.

Spicy sausage salad

When you have little time after work, this is an excellent dinner. I love sausages with herbs and spices, some salad and your dinner is ready in 10 minutes.

Sausages
Salad
Cucumber
Herbs
Tomatoes

1. have the sausages in a steamer for 10 minutes. Mix salad, cucumber, tomatoes and herbs together, add sausages and Dijon dressing. Voila!

Dijon Dressing;http://esthershealthyliving.com/2012/10/20/dijon-dressing/

Crispy chicken


This chicken is crispy and juicy!

Chicken
1 cup Chanterelles
Thyme
Salt
Olive oils

1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rinse chicken inside and out under cold running water and dry chicken with paper towels. Season chicken inside and out with salt and pepper, stuff the chicken with thyme and chanterelles and have the olive oil over the chicken. Place it in a roasting pan.
2.Roast until chicken is golden brown, approx. 1. 5 – 2 hours. In order to get the chicken crispy I take it out after 30 minutes and use the juices from chicken from the pan to pour over the chicken, use a tablespoon. I repeat it every 15 minutes until the chicken is done.

Sunday in Lier, Norway

Lier valley is just outside Drammen town and it is very beautiful. Sometimes when you drive through Lier and you see the farms its like going back in time, you get this peaceful feeling. The view is spectacular. At the same time Lier is know for its agriculture, everything from apples and fantastic apple juices (fresh and free from preservatives!) to Christmas trees! If you have red my blog you know that I love apples and apples juice and now you know why☺

I have taken some beautiful shots today, enjoy!

The little “hill” it is actually an old Viking tomb!

This is placed on the entrance to the church:

FROGNER CHURCH, the church was build in 1694. The first church build on this place was before year 1200, it burned down in year 1651.

This house, is just few meters from the church it could have belong to the church before.

The church and the house from a hillside.

The view from the “top” of Lier!

…and here you can see the Drammens Fjord!!

Brosme cakes

 

Brosme is not a nice looking fish, however it is very tasty!

You need

500gr Brosme fillets
1 cup heavy cream
Dill
Salt

  • Have the ingredients in food processor and pulse everything into a paste.
  • Have water in a casserole and bring it to a boil. Make the cakes with a tablespoon, lay them gently in the water and let it simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Serve it with greek yoghurt, soya sauce, and salad.