My kitchen is the stuff of magic right now. Fresh, almost-ripe Bartlett pears mingle with the last-of-the-season tomatoes from my next-door neighbor’s garden. The pears have been simmering into a sauce on the stove, preceded by a spiced Scandinavian autumn fruit soup. A kladdkaka, or Swedish gooey chocolate cake, is piping hot on the cake stand, fresh from the oven. The warm, fruity chocolate aroma is the kind that warms the heart and could inspire a weary soul.
October is here, and just as the seasons have shifted outside, the focus in my kitchen has changed. The items mentioned above are just a taste of what’s coming at Outside Oslo this week. Check back soon for recipes!