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Memories of a berry lovely summer holiday in Norway, which includes simple jamming of mountainous gold, alpine- and golden liqueurs and blue pancakes.



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Source: Stamppot – the ultimate winter comfort food

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My mother is Dutch and several of my favourite childhood dishes have exotic sounding names like bitterballen, oliebollen, poffertjes, stamppot. And don’t get me started on the Indonesian part of Dutch cuisine!

But back to the stamppot….

Stamppot is basically mashed potatoes with vegetables, and a sausage on top. In my version I use fresh spinach and bacon lardons. Occasionally I use smoked sausage that I buy from the Polish delicatessen. Last night A served it with green kale, and it was delicious!


  • 500g peeled cooked potatoes
  • 500g washed spinach/green kale, shredded
  • Large knob of butter
  • 100g bacon lardons
  • 1dl milk
  • 1 smoked sausage in slices
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Fry the bacon lardons in the butter until crispy
  • Mash the potatoes in with the bacon-butter mixture.
  • Stir in the milk and spinach/green kale
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with smoked sausage on top and tuck in.

It is calorific & stodgy & wholly comforting.



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With the left overs of bramley apples, I made a very simple apple sauce. You can eat this on toast, but it goes really well with pork. Try it! You’ll see.

Below is how to make it. Please keep in mind that I didn’t follow a recipe, just used 4 large cooking apples. Some recipes require butter, but personally I can’t see the need for it.


  • 225g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped

  • Lemon juice, to taste

  • Half a cup of water

  • Sugar or syrup, to taste
  1. Put the apples in a saucepan with the lemon juice, water and sugar/ and water. Cover and cook over a low heat until they are soft and mushy.
  2.  Take off the heat, stir until a smooth paste. Cool and pour into jars.



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If you are lucky enough to have your own orchard, or just a few apple trees, this years yield seem to be a good one! And as autumn is upon us, with the clocks going back, the time has come to create some deliciousness of your apples..

Toffee apple jam is more like a dessert, and you can enjoy it any way you like. It is sweet and tangy, and very easy to make.


Toffee sauce

  • 100g of unsalted butter
  • 100g of light Muscadvo sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 4 tbsp double cream

Apple jam

  • 600g Bramley apples (once cored and peeled)
  • 100ml water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 250g white granulated cane sugar flavoured
  • 1 vanilla pod with seeds taken out
  • 2 x 260g jars


  1. Firstly, melt the sugar, syrup and butter in a small pan and bring slowly to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes or so until thick. Stir in the cream and remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Secondly, place the apples, water, vanilla pods and lemon juice in a separate pan and cook down until soft and fluffy – this will take about 15-20minutes. Once the apples have become soft, add the sugar over a low heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Then crank up the heat and bring to a simmering boil for approximately 4-5 minutes. The apple jam should be lovely and thick.
  3. Now the fun begins – add a layer of toffee sauce to the bottom of the jar and then a layer of apple jam and continue layering until you reach the top of the jar.

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