9 People, 4 Dogs and My Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake

This is the cake my grandmother would bake for me anytime I needed to bring something to school. My friends were nuts about it, so when I went to university I took the recipe with me so I could wow all my new friends with it. I followed the recipe to the letter and it… Read More

Writer, Baker, Candlestick-Maker

This afternoon I went to one of my all-time favourite places. The first time I came here, I was still living in Jutland and working for LEGO, but the moment I walked through the doors I knew my days in Jutland were numbered. I had to go home to Copenhagen just so I could be… Read More

Thursday is Cake Day

Thursday is Cake Day in the cafeteria. It’s also Vegetarian Day or all-other-foods-suck day. Nothing against vegetarians, some (okay one) of my best friends is vegetarian, but in our cafeteria vegetarian food seems large to consist of kidney beans and/or curry. Big pass on both of those. You should have seen my reaction when a… Read More

Lazy January Lemon Moon Cake

I adore winter. And I wish this Danish winter would kick itself into gear and get going. We haven’t had a real winter here since 2012 – 2013. I want to build snowmen, throw snowballs and go flying down a hill in the park at top speed. I want to see the harbour freeze in… Read More

Kitchen Days

When I was born my parents had a business designing (my mother) and building (my father) kitchens. They used to bring me with them from farmhouse to farmhouse. I would lie in my Moses basket while they took measurements and built new cupboards and farmer’s wives in starched aprons would make goo goo noises at… Read More

The Routine-Haters Routine

These days my weekday morning routine is very much that – routine. Personally, I’m not a fan of routines. Luckily for me, I’d identified this trait before I went for my last job interview and landed myself a job where routine was never an issue. Until Activity Based Seating, which I’m going to re-name Absolute… Read More

New Year’s Eve Brownie

It’s Sunday, it’s New Year’s Eve and, as promised, it’s my first cake post. New Year’s Eve is such a strange day. All you’re really doing is waiting for the moment when it ends, i.e. midnight. So let’s kill some time in the kitchen. Last night I was writing till long past midnight so I’ll… Read More

Too Many Cakes

My mother has only ever had two critical things to say about Chocolates in the Ocean. From my sternest critic, I always found that rather disconcerting, like she was missing something. It’s difficult for her to read it and separate it from me because she knows me so well. I wonder if E.L. James’ mother… Read More

A Tranquil Island

I owe an old friend of mine a long email. Earlier this week he told me had started reading Chocolates in the Ocean again. I thought it was sweet of him to let me know – what author doesn’t want to know when someone is reading their novel – and I loved the way he… Read More