So it is now the year of the pig. We celebrate the Chinese New Year every year with a nice dinner at our house.
I am not chinese, but my daughter is. And I lived there for nearly 7 years. So that’s why;)
This year I made 6 different dishes, and it took me a day to prepare. Chinese food is all about cutting it all into little pieces and mixing it with ginger, Chili and garlic. And other little things;)
I will add lot’s of recipes at the blog.
So what should you drink with the food?
This year I had the best paired wine with the food ever. Two different kinds of Stoneleigh from New Zealand.
I actually preferred the Chardonnay with the food. It was a perfect match! But my husband liked the other one better. I will stock up with the Stoneleigh Latitude Chardonnay because it’s the best wine I ever had with the Chinese food. And I have 16 years of experience of chinese food and wine;)
The food I make is just a little bit spicy, the Shanghai style of cooking. I did make a Sichuan dish too, and I still loved the Chardonnay with it. The wine is very rich and well just buy it, trust me!
The Wild Valley Sauvignon Blanc was a good one too, but more on the sweet side. I had this one with fish the other night and it was perfect!
So just stay updated on my blog, and I will give you all those recipes to go with the wine!
So what is a Semla? In Sweden everyone eats it during spring time. Its a traditional Swedish Fat Tuesday Bun. Its made out of a flour wheat Bun that is flavoured with cardamom, then filled with whipped cream and almond paste.
But at It’s Pleat H&M’s cafe they have now made a new more healthy version of it. (but they also have the real Semla)
One is the overnights Oats with almond paste and cardamom. This was my favourite! And then there is a raw ball with almond and cardamom that is totally vegan.
Very interesting new concept. And I am looking forward to try out the Freak Shake next time.
It is one of my favourite morning drinks. I always make them during the week. One of the reasons is that I want my son to eat fruit. So I just throw them into a smoothie. Another reason is that until 3,5 years ago I lived in Shanghai opposite a wet market, where I bought nice fruit everyday for smoothies and just to eat.
So my favourite smoothie is one with banana and raspberry. I just do like this;
Smoothie for 1 person, one big glas
1 dl raspberry, fresh or frozen
1/2 dl orange juice
1/2 dl yoghurt
Mix it all, and pour it into a glas.
If you have leftovers, then you can pour it into ice cream moulds. It is a perfect snack!