family cook link
LIFESTYLE IN ONE PLACE.
Advertisements

marte_marie_forsberg marte_marie_forsberg

  • My local fishmonger suggested Black Sea Bream last time I popped by. I was looking for something new, something I hadn't cooked with before. I'm a creature of habit when it comes to food, and love re exploring the familiar, rather than venturing off into uncharted territories, so every now and then I need a friendly nudge in the right direction to go out of my comfort zone. Black Sea Bream, he repeated, and pointed at the beautiful blue fish in front of me. It's scales are rather thick so they need to be removed but I don't mind. I've descaled and gutted fish since I was a little girl going out with our little boat fishing in the wee morning hours with my dad, or helping my mum rinse the daily catch that our local fishmonger Elias, where I grew up in Norway, would drop off on his blue moped. But I've never cooked with Sea bream. Maybe next time, I said as I packed up the scallops I'd bought. However, this morning I found the most delicious sounding recipe by <a href=/user/ottolenghi>@ottolenghi</a> and I can't wait to pick up a few Sea breams on Friday. Whole black bream with pine nuts and lemon, simply had me at hello...
    My local fishmonger suggested Black Sea Bream last time I popped by. I was looking for something new, something I hadn't cooked with before. I'm a creature of habit when it comes to food, and love re exploring the familiar, rather than venturing off into uncharted territories, so every now and then I need a friendly nudge in the right direction to go out of my comfort zone. Black Sea Bream, he repeated, and pointed at the beautiful blue fish in front of me. It's scales are rather thick so they need to be removed but I don't mind. I've descaled and gutted fish since I was a little girl going out with our little boat fishing in the wee morning hours with my dad, or helping my mum rinse the daily catch that our local fishmonger Elias, where I grew up in Norway, would drop off on his blue moped. But I've never cooked with Sea bream. Maybe next time, I said as I packed up the scallops I'd bought. However, this morning I found the most delicious sounding recipe by @ottolenghi and I can't wait to pick up a few Sea breams on Friday. Whole black bream with pine nuts and lemon, simply had me at hello...
    2017-02-21 08:54:25

    Comments (21)
    boox - Infinite Memories:
    We love this 😍


    Donatella:
    P.S I forgot something: here, in Italy, the fishmonger does the dirty work: he's the one who descales and guts the fish!!! 😉🙋


    At Home.In The Kitchen.Travels:
    So lovely


    Connie Eldrup:
    Beautiful!!!



    Likes (2238)



    pariya



    Wintergreen



    ejbrammer





  • Today I baked. It was the kind of day that needed freshly baked goods to come out of the oven like a well oiled production line. I made bread,  another batch of my red wine brownies (recipe coming soon to my sleepy blog) and finished the day off with a fluffy and crisp Yorkshire pudding. As I nibbled on the still warm bread, slathered in salted Normandy butter, I edited images from last week's private workshop, where this darling little girl enjoyed a messy baking session of her very own. This is were it starts, I thought to myself, right there, as we play, with no need for it to become anything more than a sticky messy dough. When life gets busy, I tighten up, I get serious, forget things, have a short temper and fall asleep worrying about tomorrow. However, when I allow myself to play, my shoulders rest, I laugh more often than not, I give hugs freely, I'm more patient, and I fall asleep with a smile. Remember to play I wrote on a post-it note and stuck it to the blue wall above my desk...remember to play...  <a  href=/tag/thisisnotadressrehersal>#thisisnotadressrehersal</a>  <a  href=/tag/remembertoplay>#remembertoplay</a>  <a  href=/tag/mmforsbergworkshop>#mmforsbergworkshop</a>
    Today I baked. It was the kind of day that needed freshly baked goods to come out of the oven like a well oiled production line. I made bread, another batch of my red wine brownies (recipe coming soon to my sleepy blog) and finished the day off with a fluffy and crisp Yorkshire pudding. As I nibbled on the still warm bread, slathered in salted Normandy butter, I edited images from last week's private workshop, where this darling little girl enjoyed a messy baking session of her very own. This is were it starts, I thought to myself, right there, as we play, with no need for it to become anything more than a sticky messy dough. When life gets busy, I tighten up, I get serious, forget things, have a short temper and fall asleep worrying about tomorrow. However, when I allow myself to play, my shoulders rest, I laugh more often than not, I give hugs freely, I'm more patient, and I fall asleep with a smile. Remember to play I wrote on a post-it note and stuck it to the blue wall above my desk...remember to play... #thisisnotadressrehersal #remembertoplay #mmforsbergworkshop
    2017-02-20 14:58:27

    Comments (74)
    Sara Walmsley:
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


    Tanya:
    Glorious truth. And scrumptious shot.


    purdylondon:
    great reminder!


    Laura:
    Wonderful words, so true 💙



    Likes (4525)
    Lisa Stets






    mbottino



    Jamie Earles





  • Waking up with baking on my mind. I'm craving chocolate, and because I have half a bottle of a lovely wine from yesterday's dinner, I'm thinking red wine brownies. Silky, smooth and ever so naughty, but then again...it's the weekend! I love cooking with wine, but rarely bake with it, but these brownies will get deep sweet notes from the wine, and it is an ever so essential ingredient. Do you bake with wine too? What is your favorite baked wine treat? Also, I absolutely adore this little white milk pouring jug. Thank you <a href=/user/illyriapottery>@illyriapottery</a> for the adorable surprise present!
    Waking up with baking on my mind. I'm craving chocolate, and because I have half a bottle of a lovely wine from yesterday's dinner, I'm thinking red wine brownies. Silky, smooth and ever so naughty, but then again...it's the weekend! I love cooking with wine, but rarely bake with it, but these brownies will get deep sweet notes from the wine, and it is an ever so essential ingredient. Do you bake with wine too? What is your favorite baked wine treat? Also, I absolutely adore this little white milk pouring jug. Thank you @illyriapottery for the adorable surprise present!
    2017-02-18 05:50:01

    Comments (39)
    PUNKT | פונקט:
    Great!


    Piano Piano:
    Spaghetti with fresh broccoli sautéed in leftover white wine 🍾


    La Châtelaine Chocolat Co.:
    I've used wine to make a reduction with cherries for an upside-down chocolate cherry cake. So delish!😋


    PRISCILLE CANIVET:
    Sweet!



    Likes (3296)
    Denise Verhaak



    kiana



    Ольга








  • These two! Having such a glorious time teaching a two day private workshop for the lovely <a href=/user/victoriaschiopetto>@victoriaschiopetto</a> from the Argentinian children's magazine <a href=/user/revistacocoa>@revistacocoa</a> Our lovely models from yesterday's shoot, Jess and Iris, where spot on adorable.  <a  href=/tag/mmforsbergworkshop>#mmforsbergworkshop</a> Get a peek into the shoot by clicking on my profile photo for behind the scene Instagram story.
    These two! Having such a glorious time teaching a two day private workshop for the lovely @victoriaschiopetto from the Argentinian children's magazine @revistacocoa Our lovely models from yesterday's shoot, Jess and Iris, where spot on adorable. #mmforsbergworkshop Get a peek into the shoot by clicking on my profile photo for behind the scene Instagram story.
    2017-02-17 09:03:44

    Comments (48)
    Gourmadela:
    👏


    Lyndsey Eden:
    This is beyond sweet ✨💕


    Anita Gil:
    @victoriaschiopetto que linda experiencia! Inolvidable!💕🌿👏🏻👑


    Laura:
    How adorable!



    Likes (3151)
    Grace Bramley



    Sarah Rem



    jury basharnal








  • Some days simply call for warm home made bread straight out of the oven, and butter, golden slatherable butter...  <a  href=/tag/thatsall>#thatsall</a>
    Some days simply call for warm home made bread straight out of the oven, and butter, golden slatherable butter... #thatsall
    2017-02-13 09:46:09

    Comments (42)
    Pardes Farms:
    Very cool :)


    Claudia: Mom|Fashion|Beauty:
    love everything about this pic!


    :
    ✨😊💛✨


    Nancy Hajjar:
    Yummy!! The bread looks delicious!! A wonderful image!!😊👏🏼✨🍞



    Likes (3343)
    Foglie Argent



    k a t e k a r s t e n



    Stephanie Arant



    the STELL





  • A cold spell swept through the countryside this weekend. So I bundled up and went exploring. Frost on the ground and snow in the air. Every thatched cottage i passed had received a gentle white coat of dusting. I consider myself more spiritual than religious, and no matter where I am in the world, I oftentimes seek out old churches and quiet nooks to just sit in, and listen. And in a small nearby village, I found this beauty. I took a seat and watched my breath turn to a frosty smoke as I exhaled everything that weighed me down last week. I crave these pockets of peace, of quiet and of being alone to hear my own thoughts, and to reconnect with my dreams and hopes, that may feel somewhat distant and even lost at times, in the loud volume of the many voices of the world around... Where do you go to reconnect, or pause?
    A cold spell swept through the countryside this weekend. So I bundled up and went exploring. Frost on the ground and snow in the air. Every thatched cottage i passed had received a gentle white coat of dusting. I consider myself more spiritual than religious, and no matter where I am in the world, I oftentimes seek out old churches and quiet nooks to just sit in, and listen. And in a small nearby village, I found this beauty. I took a seat and watched my breath turn to a frosty smoke as I exhaled everything that weighed me down last week. I crave these pockets of peace, of quiet and of being alone to hear my own thoughts, and to reconnect with my dreams and hopes, that may feel somewhat distant and even lost at times, in the loud volume of the many voices of the world around... Where do you go to reconnect, or pause?
    2017-02-13 05:43:56

    Comments (70)
    Olivier:
    ❤👍👏


    The Jungle Body:



    Alexandra 🌹:
    So stunning 🙏


    Lorraine Pennington:
    So beautiful the church and your words



    Likes (3507)
    Lale ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



    Sasha ↟☽❍☾↟ 35



    Wintergreen



    Eyecare Plus Kareela





  • This morning we eagerly opened the shutters and watched light snowflakes dance around in the cold air outside. Mr Whiskey was ever so excited. With paws on the windowsill, he leaned in, and I held him tight. The air was void of sound as snow fell from the sky. Downstairs <a href=/user/thecompasses>@thecompasses</a> was serving breakfast, so we quickly got dressed and took a seat by the fire to stay warm on this cold day. Mr Whiskey chose to stay in bed all snuggled up, while we warmed our hands on a cup of camomile tea, listening to the sound of cutlery against porcelain from the fellow breakfast guests, and watched the damp logs spit furious golden hot pearls, before drying out and properly catching fire...  <a  href=/tag/staycationisthenewvacation>#staycationisthenewvacation</a>  <a  href=/tag/thecompassesinn>#thecompassesinn</a>  <a  href=/tag/whiskeyandmoi>#whiskeyandmoi</a>
    This morning we eagerly opened the shutters and watched light snowflakes dance around in the cold air outside. Mr Whiskey was ever so excited. With paws on the windowsill, he leaned in, and I held him tight. The air was void of sound as snow fell from the sky. Downstairs @thecompasses was serving breakfast, so we quickly got dressed and took a seat by the fire to stay warm on this cold day. Mr Whiskey chose to stay in bed all snuggled up, while we warmed our hands on a cup of camomile tea, listening to the sound of cutlery against porcelain from the fellow breakfast guests, and watched the damp logs spit furious golden hot pearls, before drying out and properly catching fire... #staycationisthenewvacation #thecompassesinn #whiskeyandmoi
    2017-02-11 06:42:02

    Comments (126)
    :
    He is so cute...;)


    Outlet Danismani:
    ♥️


    :
    💕


    Manuela:




    Likes (6205)
    Teresa Santos






    Maritza Masiello



    Newton&Pott -Kylee Newton





  • It's been Risotto Milanese, Arancini and Limoncello making days in the cottage. The stove has been on all day, and every now and then the warm winter sun has sent some blushing rays through the kitchen windows. And then, just as we finished off the last plate of risotto, he suggested we pack our bags and escaped to the local pub for a wee staycation for the weekend. Needles to say, I though his idea was nothing short of brilliant... Ps: Our upcoming Flower, Food and Photography workshop in the English countryside opens up for registration tomorrow! I'm so excited to share it with you.  <a  href=/tag/staycationisthenewvacation>#staycationisthenewvacation</a>  <a  href=/tag/myenglishcountryside>#myenglishcountryside</a> (Follow along on Instagram stories for a peek into our staycation weekend;)
    It's been Risotto Milanese, Arancini and Limoncello making days in the cottage. The stove has been on all day, and every now and then the warm winter sun has sent some blushing rays through the kitchen windows. And then, just as we finished off the last plate of risotto, he suggested we pack our bags and escaped to the local pub for a wee staycation for the weekend. Needles to say, I though his idea was nothing short of brilliant... Ps: Our upcoming Flower, Food and Photography workshop in the English countryside opens up for registration tomorrow! I'm so excited to share it with you. #staycationisthenewvacation #myenglishcountryside (Follow along on Instagram stories for a peek into our staycation weekend;)
    2017-02-04 14:21:02

    Comments (37)
    Foods of DR:
    👌


    noemi pronino:
    W Italy and Italians! 🇮🇪🍝


    TIM SCARBOROUGH 25//📍CA:
    We should collab! DM me if you're interested ✌🏼️


    The Healthy Indulger:
    Yessss 💜



    Likes (3791)
    El Pato Hot Sauce



    Serhat Gökçaylar



    The Fast Team



    Anj





  • This frosty new year has brought with it many changes. Some expected and some unexpected. I've wrestled with what to post these past days, as heartbreaking world events have unfolded. This place has never been business as usual as my life and my job go hand in hand. My grandmother always used to say, there's a time and a place for everything, perhaps ever so lovingly guiding my outspoken nature to bridle my impulses to comment when I should listen, and to not remain silent when I should've spoken out. Both of which is for us all to individually decide. However, since I have for some reason been given a place here on social media, a little nook to express and share my life and work, I want to urge us all to stay together. To not let confusing and heartbreaking world events shake the ground we stand on. Make no mistake, for we are all made of the very same, and beliefs, religion, or nationalities do not divide us as a human race. Let us not be silent and say, this isn't about me, because it is. Perhaps my country or spiritual belief is not under threat or added to a list that prevents me from traveling freely, but with a quick turn of events it could've been. Stand tall, speak up, and know that what happens to one of us happens to all of us, and in matters so grave and important, there is no room for silence. I hope as we navigate how to respond to today's uncertain political climate, that we don't give into fear. In the words of Michelle Obama; When they go low, we go high. Let's continue to love, to support each other, to stand up, to speak up, and to never let hate, or the belief that we are less or more important than any one else around us take root in our hearts...  <a  href=/tag/weareone>#weareone</a>
    This frosty new year has brought with it many changes. Some expected and some unexpected. I've wrestled with what to post these past days, as heartbreaking world events have unfolded. This place has never been business as usual as my life and my job go hand in hand. My grandmother always used to say, there's a time and a place for everything, perhaps ever so lovingly guiding my outspoken nature to bridle my impulses to comment when I should listen, and to not remain silent when I should've spoken out. Both of which is for us all to individually decide. However, since I have for some reason been given a place here on social media, a little nook to express and share my life and work, I want to urge us all to stay together. To not let confusing and heartbreaking world events shake the ground we stand on. Make no mistake, for we are all made of the very same, and beliefs, religion, or nationalities do not divide us as a human race. Let us not be silent and say, this isn't about me, because it is. Perhaps my country or spiritual belief is not under threat or added to a list that prevents me from traveling freely, but with a quick turn of events it could've been. Stand tall, speak up, and know that what happens to one of us happens to all of us, and in matters so grave and important, there is no room for silence. I hope as we navigate how to respond to today's uncertain political climate, that we don't give into fear. In the words of Michelle Obama; When they go low, we go high. Let's continue to love, to support each other, to stand up, to speak up, and to never let hate, or the belief that we are less or more important than any one else around us take root in our hearts... #weareone
    2017-02-02 07:17:31

    Comments (156)
    Katherine Marcoccia:
    Reading history to have a proper perspective on today, because we are connected with our history, good and bad. Honesty and a desire for integrity are priceless commodities as we live each day. ❤


    Francesco Magnani:
    Pretty atmosphere ❤️


    Evy Andersen 🌱:
    Hear, hear. When they go low, we go high. We still need to go higher, every day.


    Outlet Danismani:
    😍



    Likes (5128)
    Lorraine Alida Smith



    Daniel Denisov



    Nadia Bessi



    Kuotaku Murah





  • With green fields as far as the eye could see, and the sun setting, we unpacked our thermos filled with warm tea, cups, and a few books, before wrapping ourselves in snug blankets to fend off the cool wind sweeping across the hill. Sometimes all you need is a wee weekend road trip with a friend with plenty of time to just be...  <a  href=/tag/hibernot>#hibernot</a>  <a  href=/tag/myenglishcountryside>#myenglishcountryside</a>
    With green fields as far as the eye could see, and the sun setting, we unpacked our thermos filled with warm tea, cups, and a few books, before wrapping ourselves in snug blankets to fend off the cool wind sweeping across the hill. Sometimes all you need is a wee weekend road trip with a friend with plenty of time to just be... #hibernot #myenglishcountryside
    2017-01-26 11:10:06

    Comments (46)
    Adam Tallahassee Lucas:
    Lovely!


    D Malkin:
    Pretty cool :)


    Anne Hecker:
    Beautiful feed 💚🤗💚


    Barb Augustynowicz:
    Wonderful



    Likes (3209)
    Elizabeth



    moolaliv



    CuisineDopamine.com



    Halina Niedoba -Szlachetko





  • Grey has descended on my little town. Everything is engulfed in fog, but inside, the fire is lit in the cottage where I'm still unpacking box after box of cutlery, glasses, and bottles. I'm trying to embrace the process, the madness of living in moving chaos, but it's hard to get anything done while in this limbo land. So I run from room to room, searching for the right papers, the boxes with plates, and the right spice for the risotto I'm making for lunch that I swear I put in the green box... Instead I find a blue bottle with just a smidge left of one of my favorite Harveys sherry's , so I'm saving it for my afternoon tea. My calming and quiet countryside living is on temporarily hold, and all I can do is seek refuge in my favorite local pubs <a href=/user/thecompasses>@thecompasses</a> <a href=/user/thebeckfordarms>@thebeckfordarms</a> when it all gets too much, and try not to look like I practically live there, while waiting for dust to settle and paint to dry...  <a  href=/tag/learningtobepatient>#learningtobepatient</a>  <a  href=/tag/movingmadness>#movingmadness</a>  <a  href=/tag/myenglishcountryside>#myenglishcountryside</a>
    Grey has descended on my little town. Everything is engulfed in fog, but inside, the fire is lit in the cottage where I'm still unpacking box after box of cutlery, glasses, and bottles. I'm trying to embrace the process, the madness of living in moving chaos, but it's hard to get anything done while in this limbo land. So I run from room to room, searching for the right papers, the boxes with plates, and the right spice for the risotto I'm making for lunch that I swear I put in the green box... Instead I find a blue bottle with just a smidge left of one of my favorite Harveys sherry's , so I'm saving it for my afternoon tea. My calming and quiet countryside living is on temporarily hold, and all I can do is seek refuge in my favorite local pubs @thecompasses @thebeckfordarms when it all gets too much, and try not to look like I practically live there, while waiting for dust to settle and paint to dry... #learningtobepatient #movingmadness #myenglishcountryside
    2017-01-25 07:38:38

  • And just as I turned around, there he stood admiring the sunrise amongst frosted trees. Rarely have I been so grateful for friends that get up early to join in on a wee road trip. Mid winter, and with temperature below freezing, he patiently waited as I asked him to stop around every bend and hilltop, there was simply so much beauty to take in during our road trip with <a href=/user/landrover_uk>@landrover_uk</a> yesterday. The quiet landscape passing by our windows as we drove to the coast that morning, engraved visual poetry on my heart in elegant writing, and I promised myself to never take these fleeting moments of beauty, or heartfelt friendships for granted ever again...  <a  href=/tag/hibernot>#hibernot</a>  <a  href=/tag/myenglishcountryside>#myenglishcountryside</a>  <a  href=/tag/winterinwiltshire>#winterinwiltshire</a>
    And just as I turned around, there he stood admiring the sunrise amongst frosted trees. Rarely have I been so grateful for friends that get up early to join in on a wee road trip. Mid winter, and with temperature below freezing, he patiently waited as I asked him to stop around every bend and hilltop, there was simply so much beauty to take in during our road trip with @landrover_uk yesterday. The quiet landscape passing by our windows as we drove to the coast that morning, engraved visual poetry on my heart in elegant writing, and I promised myself to never take these fleeting moments of beauty, or heartfelt friendships for granted ever again... #hibernot #myenglishcountryside #winterinwiltshire
    2017-01-22 06:57:35

    Comments (64)
    Cache Daniel Blanco:
    Great


    Naomi Broomberg:
    Beautiful beautiful beautiful... you live an enchanting life because of the way you look at it @marte_marie_forsberg... so much inspiration in all of it! 🙌✨🥂🙏


    Elder & Wild:
    Beautifully captured ❄️


    Melbourne Slow Carb:
    😊💕



    Likes (4450)
    tdee19



    BeTravels



    by Katarzyna Woynowska



    La Plaza de DIA





  • My little village feels sleepy on this cold winter's day. The sun is casting a golden glow over heavy morning mist still hovering over the valley below. Smoke is quietly emerging from old and weary chimneys crowning the nearby cottages, and I'm cooped up in the office with a cup of tea, and Mr Whiskey curled up by my feet. It's editing day, going over the manuscript for my upcoming cookbook, and planning my next two retreats come March and April. I know many of you are waiting for the official launch, and we're still working out and fine tuning the details amidst moving madness. Should have it all up by the end of the week. In the meantime, I'm searching the web for the right kind of plastering, tiles for the kitchen, a new mantle piece for the downstairs fireplace, and setting up the menu for our upcoming retreats...one step at the time we'll get there... If you want to be put on the mailing list for our upcoming retreats, email us at: workshop<a href=/user/mmforsberg.com>@mmforsberg.com</a>  <a  href=/tag/movingmadness>#movingmadness</a>  <a  href=/tag/newcottage>#newcottage</a>  <a  href=/tag/mmforsbergworkshop>#mmforsbergworkshop</a>
    My little village feels sleepy on this cold winter's day. The sun is casting a golden glow over heavy morning mist still hovering over the valley below. Smoke is quietly emerging from old and weary chimneys crowning the nearby cottages, and I'm cooped up in the office with a cup of tea, and Mr Whiskey curled up by my feet. It's editing day, going over the manuscript for my upcoming cookbook, and planning my next two retreats come March and April. I know many of you are waiting for the official launch, and we're still working out and fine tuning the details amidst moving madness. Should have it all up by the end of the week. In the meantime, I'm searching the web for the right kind of plastering, tiles for the kitchen, a new mantle piece for the downstairs fireplace, and setting up the menu for our upcoming retreats...one step at the time we'll get there... If you want to be put on the mailing list for our upcoming retreats, email us at: workshop@mmforsberg.com #movingmadness #newcottage #mmforsbergworkshop
    2017-01-18 08:22:15

    Comments (56)
    Manuela:
    Lovely pate😋😋😋


    ⭐ Deux renards gourmands ⭐:
    Pâté en croûte is life. We made our une this week !


    Svetlana:
    Do you write books?.. because, seriously, you should!


    Outlet Danismani:
    🤗



    Likes (4702)
    Nikki Santavy






    Eirik Bjørnerud



    S.V.tampieri





  • I keep thinking about Norway these days. Its traditional wood built houses in pale soft hues of pink, blue and rust, my family, and my food heritage. I return often in my mind  these days, and take strolls down to the beach on the fjord island my parents have a home, I feel the cool, yet mild breeze for this time of year, and feel inspired to the bone. During Christmas, my mother's cooking was everything I hoped it would be. Every day heat, and the clinking sound of pots and pans came from her kitchen. She'd lit the open fireplace in the corner next to the stove, and we talked food as we stirred in sauces, and took meat roasting, in and out of the oven. In all this familiar, I find that my mother is more of a culinary magpie than a traditionalist. At first I feel disappointed that she has messed with tradition, deviated from the food norm, especially during Christmas, even if it's just a wee bit, by adding a new spice, or serving the red cabbage stew raw, instead of soft and sweet after having been boiled. But then I can't help but feel energized by her ever evolving style of cooking, and how she loves exploring, constantly curious, searching for new flavors, spices and herbs that excites her. I took that with me, as we flew back to my little nest here in the English countryside. Keep exploring, I keep whispering to myself...stay curious...  <a  href=/tag/sundaymusings>#sundaymusings</a>
    I keep thinking about Norway these days. Its traditional wood built houses in pale soft hues of pink, blue and rust, my family, and my food heritage. I return often in my mind these days, and take strolls down to the beach on the fjord island my parents have a home, I feel the cool, yet mild breeze for this time of year, and feel inspired to the bone. During Christmas, my mother's cooking was everything I hoped it would be. Every day heat, and the clinking sound of pots and pans came from her kitchen. She'd lit the open fireplace in the corner next to the stove, and we talked food as we stirred in sauces, and took meat roasting, in and out of the oven. In all this familiar, I find that my mother is more of a culinary magpie than a traditionalist. At first I feel disappointed that she has messed with tradition, deviated from the food norm, especially during Christmas, even if it's just a wee bit, by adding a new spice, or serving the red cabbage stew raw, instead of soft and sweet after having been boiled. But then I can't help but feel energized by her ever evolving style of cooking, and how she loves exploring, constantly curious, searching for new flavors, spices and herbs that excites her. I took that with me, as we flew back to my little nest here in the English countryside. Keep exploring, I keep whispering to myself...stay curious... #sundaymusings
    2017-01-15 10:08:29

    Comments (37)
    Daniel Roso:
    Cool!


    manisha:
    Nice👍👍👍


    Katherine Marcoccia:
    I hope my children feel this way about me!


    :
    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍



    Likes (3090)
    Katherine Marcoccia



    Erika Cook



    Jennifer Jewell



    Contemporary Gentlemen





  • It's all milky and foggy outside, and I'm back in the countryside after a invigorating day in London. The ever so talented Beth Kirby <a href=/user/local_milk>@local_milk</a> invited me to share my thoughts on social media and work during her  <a  href=/tag/localmilkretreats>#localmilkretreats</a> in the city and it was a treat! Catching up with her and all the wonderful participants over lunch <a href=/user/theclove>@theclove</a> was ever so inspiring, and delicious. The buzz of the city rushed through my sleepy countryside veins, like a vitamin injection, just the kind you need as the New Year ever so slowly is getting back up to speed. On the train home,I ordered a cup of tea, gazed out at the frosty winter landscape glide by, and wrote down personal goals. Learn more Italian, write letters, send more flowers to people I love on random Wednesday's, be patient, when you're afraid..do it anyway, hug more often than not, get organized, bake more, and the list went on... It felt good looking at the goals written by my own hand in front of me, knowing that I could fulfill them all, by just putting one foot in front of the other...
    It's all milky and foggy outside, and I'm back in the countryside after a invigorating day in London. The ever so talented Beth Kirby @local_milk invited me to share my thoughts on social media and work during her #localmilkretreats in the city and it was a treat! Catching up with her and all the wonderful participants over lunch @theclove was ever so inspiring, and delicious. The buzz of the city rushed through my sleepy countryside veins, like a vitamin injection, just the kind you need as the New Year ever so slowly is getting back up to speed. On the train home,I ordered a cup of tea, gazed out at the frosty winter landscape glide by, and wrote down personal goals. Learn more Italian, write letters, send more flowers to people I love on random Wednesday's, be patient, when you're afraid..do it anyway, hug more often than not, get organized, bake more, and the list went on... It felt good looking at the goals written by my own hand in front of me, knowing that I could fulfill them all, by just putting one foot in front of the other...
    2017-01-08 08:05:11

    Comments (61)
    Munchies Day, Chef by Night.:
    👊


    Ros:
    @marte_marie_forsberg 😘😘


    Ainoa B:
    Nice


    Ís Glacial Water:
    best water in Hong Kong 😄 Love your posts!



    Likes (3350)
    Rebecca Adam Bolton



    TESSA KYREN



    Anneke Pähler








  • Tip toeing to peek out the attic rooftop window, overlooking my sleepy countryside village. The sound of the train passing in the distance, morning mist hovering ever so slightly above ground, and tea brewing in the kitchen. Settling into a new house takes time. The living room is still piled high with bursting cardboard boxes, and the out of tune old piano need dusting, and a bit of care to be able to fill my cottage with music. All this anticipation and slow unveiling is magical...  <a  href=/tag/newhome>#newhome</a>  <a  href=/tag/newchapter>#newchapter</a>  <a  href=/tag/myenglishcountryside>#myenglishcountryside</a>
    Tip toeing to peek out the attic rooftop window, overlooking my sleepy countryside village. The sound of the train passing in the distance, morning mist hovering ever so slightly above ground, and tea brewing in the kitchen. Settling into a new house takes time. The living room is still piled high with bursting cardboard boxes, and the out of tune old piano need dusting, and a bit of care to be able to fill my cottage with music. All this anticipation and slow unveiling is magical... #newhome #newchapter #myenglishcountryside
    2017-01-05 05:12:36


My local fishmonger suggested Black Sea Bream last time I popped by. I was looking for something new, something I hadn't cooked with before. I'm a creature of habit when it comes to food, and love re exploring the familiar, rather than venturing off into uncharted territories, so every now and then I need a friendly nudge in the right direction to go out of my comfort zone. Black Sea Bream, he repeated, and pointed at the beautiful blue fish in front of me. It's scales are rather thick so they need to be removed but I don't mind. I've descaled and gutted fish since I was a little girl going out with our little boat fishing in the wee morning hours with my dad, or helping my mum rinse the daily catch that our local fishmonger Elias, where I grew up in Norway, would drop off on his blue moped. But I've never cooked with Sea bream. Maybe next time, I said as I packed up the scallops I'd bought. However, this morning I found the most delicious sounding recipe by @ottolenghi and I can't wait to pick up a few Sea breams on Friday. Whole black bream with pine nuts and lemon, simply had me at hello...
source:www.instagram/marte_marie_forsberg