Grand Food Tour – part 2

So here’s the second part of the grand food tour – covering the soup portion of the tour. Svarta Kaffid This was my first time visiting Svarta Kaffid, though I’ve been meaning to for some time. Their menu consists of two soups which change every day, served in a magnificent bread bowl. The options on…

Smoked Goose

I brought back some smoked goose from the Ostabúðin deli, as mentioned in my previous post. I really like the smokey, gamey flavour, and it’s nice to have something a little different to perk up a work packed lunch. There are probably a myriad of things I could do with it, but my favorite is…

Grand Food Tour – part 1

On my second visit to Iceland, I went on a food tour on my first day there, to reacquaint myself with Reykjavik and to partake in foods I’d missed trying on my first trip. I don’t know if more than one company runs a food tour, but I did mine through Wake Up Reykjavik and it…

Mustard Sauce

I don’t want you all to get travel update fatigue, so I’m spacing out my Iceland posts with some recipe updates. I posted the other day about cured salmon, and mentioned I was going to try some mustard sauce with it. Well I did, and it was gorgeous! Ingredients 3 Tblspoon Dijon mustard 2 Tblspoon…

Ostabúðin, Reykjavik

Hello! I’m back after a fab few days in Iceland, so I’ve got plenty tasty things to blog about over the next few days. I’ll start with Monday night’s dinner – it was Mr Eats’ birthday so I took him out to a cute wee place just off the main tourist/shopping street Laugavegur. Ostabúðin is an adorably…

Gravlax

I love salmon. I never used to be a big fan of fish at all – I’ve greatly expanded my tastes in the past few years and now enjoy quite the range – but I’ve always loved salmon. It’s like the chicken of the water – it goes with everything, and you can basically cook it…

Taste Buchanan Street Food

I’m not sure when it happened exactly (and I’m feeling too lazy to Google), but at some point in the fairly recent past, Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries revamped their food court. It’s now gone from being a slightly grim last resort to a funky mix of independent street-food pop-ups, with the lineup changing fairly regularly. You…

Quick Pickled Cucumber

This is a nice quick little recipe that you can whip up with ease when you fancy a pickley burst, without any kind of forward planning.   Ingredients 1 cucumber, thinly sliced. I used a veg peeler to slice mine, but you can use a knife for a little extra crunch 2 Tblspoons sugar 1…

Garlic Mashed Potato

Well, this is a super simple recipe but it was fab. I love anything garlicky, and I adore really buttery mash, so something that combines the two will always be a winner for me. This goes particularly well as a side for my Spanish-style chicken, but would be great with a whole host of things,…

Swedish Meatballs

Okay, this is a bit of a cop out as I used IKEA meatballs. However, the sauce is amazing and can be used with both homemade and IKEA meatballs (or any shop bought meatballs I guess!)   Ingredients 1 Tblspoon olive oil 1 Tblspoon butter 2 Tblspoons flour 400 ml beef stock (I used most…

Icelandic Rye Bread (rúgbrauð)

So, last year I visited Iceland a couple of times. To say I’m a fan would be an understatement – in fact I’m heading back there next week, so watch this space for a post or two on what I eat while I’m there. I stayed in Reykjavik both times – I’ve yet to do…