Secrets of a zucchini

Zucchini. Looks like a cucumber, tastes almost nothing and goes from kind of dry as raw state to extremely watery when cooked. I have to admit, it was never one of my favorite vegetables – until recently! I bought a spiral slicer from Naturata and started making raw salads with different tasty dressings based on […]

Back to basics: Tomatoes

CLEW food writer and food lover Alison goes back to basics! First out: variations on the tomato sauce. I am starting with the basic tomato sauce, which can be made just as quickly in large quantities and then frozen in portions to use when you need it. It is great to have on hand to […]

Trend food: Kale

Every now and then specific foods get hyped as super foods, starting a trend where you almost drown in recipes. Right now kale seems to be on everybody’s mind and I keep getting asked where and why to buy kale. So here we go.

A delicious vitamin C boosting exotic salad

Winter is here and it is common to feel tired and slightly depressed during the cold and dark time of the year. Also – it is the flu season and colds come and go around us. We’re told to boost up on C-vitamin but sometimes you just don’t feel like eating another orange or clementine. Here […]

Christmas biscuits

A great way to while away an afternoon listening to Christmas tunes! Here are a few fun ideas for making biscuits. This Christmas tree is just stacked stars:  Or make a snowflake garland:   Here is the recipe for vanilla sugar biscuits, makes 24 large biscuits: Ingredients 225g unsalted butter 225g light brown sugar ½ […]

Happy Soup Season!

This week the colours in the forest are breathtaking, they almost make up for the dark mornings and evenings, it is the really rich reds, oranges and golds that are only there for a short time just before the leaves fall.   Nature’s colours are also inspiring for the kitchen, as you find the wonderful […]

Lëtz go Danish!

A bit of a Danish October on CLEW – let’s make a Danish classic – smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches). Firstly, you’ll need some good, thinly sliced rye bread. Make it yourself, or get a good one from your local baker.   Toppings So many toppings, from simple classics to trendy gourmet. Here are some fairly simple suggestions […]

Finish your plate!

-Finish your plate! A well-known mom-/dadism still in use. Now there’s a study to show that we actually do finish our plates – in general. The study, from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, reveals that adults eat 92% of the food they put on their plate, on average. One can easily dish out reasons for this, […]

Colorful breakfast

August is the perfect time for healthy breakfasts. A quick visit to the farmers market and you’ll find everything you need. If you pre-wash your greens, fruits and berries and store them in bowls or stackable glass containers in your fridge – it is quick to serve too. Just get the bowls out and place […]

Summer salads

Delicious summer salads for you, all serve 4 people. Why not give them all a go!   Summer crunch 200g pack small button mushrooms, finely sliced juice 1 lemon 200g green beans trimmed handful of soft green herbs such as basil, chervil, parsley, tarragon 100g cherry tomatoes, quartered 3 tbsp olive oil 75g parmesan shaved into […]