One of my favorite teachers on YouTube is “Diane in Denmark”. Her channel focuses on staying organized through daily routines. She also shares many of the aspects of daily culture in Denmark with a bit of fashion and good habits for self-care mixed in. I love the Danish view on life and their many sayings. For example:
There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.
Thursday is known as “little Friday” in Denmark. And Wednesday is called “little Saturday”.
And my favorite:
Hygge…a mood of coziness and feelings of contentment. Diane shares several different things she does create hygge in her home…lighting candles, putting on fluffy slippers, cuddling up with a good book, etc.
One of the best qualities of her videos is that she tries very hard to keep them under 10 or 15 minutes…the perfect amount of time to sit with a cup of tea or coffee and be inspired and reminded that every day is special. I cannot recommend Diane enough…check her out here:
And let me know if you ever want to try winter bathing…that looks like so much fun!
Anyway, last night we tried one of Diane’s recipes for salmon. Here is the link to her Instagram where she shared the recipe:
And, here is my twist:
In a couple of tablespoons of olive oil (I used Tuscan herb oil that was a gift from my friend Jill and lemon oil that we had on hand) lightly sautee up a sweet onion and small handful of grated carrot. Add five cloves of fresh garlic and one small jalapeno, seeded and diced. Lay several sprigs of thyme on top then cover and sautee a little longer until the veggies soften. Pour over a pint of cream then bring to a simmer and cut the heat. At this point I let the sauce sit for about an hour before we nestled the salmon fillets into the cream then baking in the oven. Baking time will depend on the number and thickness of your salmon filets…our two filets were in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes or so.
This recipe is a keeper! The fish was so good! Please consider giving it a try…and check out Diane in Denmark on YouTube and Instagram!