My name is Jennifer Berg and I’m one of the new bloggers at Trendnet and I’m so excited to start blogging here and share a part of my life with you guys.
Unfortunately I can’t write in Icelandic yet, but I hope it will come in the nearest future. I hope you all are understanding and you can always use Icelandic to me. And then I learn at the same time. :)
So, I thought I would start writing a little bit about myself. A short version haha.
I’m a Swedish girl who moved to Iceland for about 1 year ago. Living in Reykjavik with my Icelandic soccer player and my baby Knútur, who is a french bulldog.
I’m 25 years old (1991). Born and raised in Sweden, in a small town called Borås. My mother is from Chiang Mai, north of Thailand and my father was Swedish (he passed away when I was 10y old <3). I’ve always been a girl who loves to look for new things, new places to explore and new people to meet. And I’m not afraid to take chances in life. ‘Better an oops than a what if’.
In my blog you will read a lot about food, as that’s my biggest passion, I love to cook and eat haha. So I will share many of my favourite recipes and food pictures. I had a food blog before, and All my recipes will be moved to this site soon.
I’m also working as model and there for I travel a lot, which is my other biggest favourite thing and I also need to keep my body in shape. So you will follow my life during travels, training, modelling and my life here in Iceland.
I hope you will find my food and lifestyle blog interesting and inspiring.
There are so amazingly good meat stores here in Iceland, but we usually go to a place called “Kjöt og Fiskur” which is located right in the center of Reykjavik. And today we bought ribeye steak for dinner! Had also help in the kitchen today, my love, Skuli, and he is so good with the grill and grilled these good Ribeyes perfect! :) I made an own rubb to the meat and it became a very good and I also did a cold mustard sauce, perfect for the meat!
Rib eye steak or other good meat
For the rub:
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 pressed garlic
2 tsp smoked paprika spice
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper
1. Start with the potatoes, wash and cut into wedges. Mix the potatoes with olive oil and the herb spice/salt on a baking tray and then into the oven at about 225 degrees.
2. Mix all the ingredients to the sauce, and leave it in the frigde.
3. Mix all the ingredients to the rub and then rub it into the meat. Then they are ready to grill :)
This was our Friday dinner! Went and bought some nice salmon from a fish shop here in Reykjavik and made a fresh asparagus bed of arugula salad dressing, parmesan cheese and toasted pine nuts. Boiled some potatoes to it. :)
Parmesan cheese in piece
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons liquid honey
1 tablespoon sweet mustard
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
25g rocket salad
1/2 clove garlic
1. Pour olive oil over the asparagus and let sit for about 15 minutes.
2. Roast the asparagus. Spice up the ready-fried asparagus with salt flakes.
3. Toast the pine nuts golden brown in an oiled frying pan. Add some salt on the pine nuts.
4. Mix together mustard, honey and white vinegar to a paste. Mix oil with rucola salad. stir the green oil slowly. Season with salt and crushed garlic.
5. Add asparagus on plate, drizzle the rucola dressing. Sprinkle with the toasted pine nuts, plane of parmesan cheese.
I salted and peppered the salamon, then just in the oven for about 15 minutes in 175grader, depending on how big the piece you have.
Today I made a real Friday dinner to my Skúli, he loves ribs so I tried to make him the best ribs ever!! And they got 10/10 ;) These are really tender and I think that is what ribs should be, the meat will just fall apart from the bones! So good and not much work. :) To my ribs, I made sweet potato fries and a cold garlic sauce and recipes can be found below, and then I even made a simple and fresh melon salad.
2 beef bouillon cubes
About 3dl good bbq sauce (I used Hunt’s)
2 dl sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 pressed garlic
1 tbsp honey
salt and pepper
Begin by pouring the water into a large pot, water should cover the ribs. Add the onion (sliced in big pieces), garlic and the stock cubes, cook the ribs for about 1 1/2 – 2 hours so they get really tender. Remove the ribs and let them cool, then brush on the mass of BBQ sauce on both sides, then grill them quickly on the grill.
Turn on the oven to 225 degrees. Peel sweet potatoes, cut them into chips. Put them into a bowl, pour over the potato flour and mix gently with your hands. Then pour the 3 tablespoons of olive oil and turn around again and then salt the potatoes. Put them on a bakery tray and place them in the oven for 30 minutes.
Cold garlic sauce:
Mix all the ingredients to the sauce and store in the fridge.