The Victoria´s Cooking website is practically ready to go…unfortunately my Danish is not quite ready to go…I was hoping when I moved to Denmark all the Danish that I can speak would suddenly and naturally progress into fluency…..I was wrong. (I AM going to be taking lessons very soon). So my lovely cousin Ulrika has translated my English text into Danish and once this has been confirmed as good to go, then the website can go big, wide, large and…she says stopping typing and waving her hands around in front of her…go out there into space.
What I noticed today on my current Victoriascooking.com page that it says if you´d like to know more then to look on here. Hmmmmm….not entirely true….. so I shall rectify this and try and give a little insight into the new world of Victoria´s Cooking.
I´m in the middle of setting my own company up…I´ve always thought I´d do it, but have been preoccupied with other less/more/equally important things….like snowboarding/working for others/partying/sleeping/travelling…….
The last couple of years however have been unsatisfying…not entirely (there have been portions of brilliance) but as a whole something was missing. Then this summer I had a big cancer scare (don´t worry, all completely fine now+check up fine too so all good)….now when you have 2 and a half weeks of waiting and not knowing but reeeally thinking you are about to find out some seriously shocking news, it kinda affects you……and that it did. So when I found out everything was fine, without me trying life became pretty %&#¤ing fabulous. It confirmed my already bright outlook on life and also left a whole load of stuff behind…waste of time bollox really. My friend, Jo and I saw, maybe clarity in 1993 on a beach in the Greek Islands and came up with the line, “It´s all a question of relativity and perspective” This has done us well over the years and once again kicked in this summer. My “blue period” was well and truely over and life was here to be got on with.
And so Victoria´s Cooking….I can cook, I´m not a trained chef but I can cook. People like my food, they want more, they leave very, very clean plates, it´s the only indicator I go on.
Copenhagen doesn´t have cupcakes….and if they do it´s only very sweet and not even that attractive cupcakes. “Possibly out of a packet” I´ve heard….need I say more? I´m here to bring them cupcakes…and proper quality cupcakes. I mean if you´re going to eat calories you may as well get a full on taste sensation. Life´s too short.
The cupcakes I make are made from free range eggs and proper danish butter. I try and encorporate either fruit or vegetables in them (in fact maybe they could even be counted in your 5 a day….ooh note to self…must find out if 5 a day exists in Denmark!) mainly because they make them moister and who doesn´t like a moist cake? My gorgeous friend Trine has told me, when she tried to do the translation that “moist” into Danish just doesn´t work….(you see, if I had never lived here I wouldn´t have known the complexities of translating English to Danish, basically not as easy as you´d think)
They´re yummy, they´re beautiful, I can make them crazy if you like….at the moment I´m making them all natural ingredients and natural colours. I however can, as you who know me, go wild…..and that´s the same in my cooking…if you want crazy loopy cupcakes with blue, green, purple and orange stripes…I´m your girl….and I´d love it….I´ve got shimmer, I´ve got stars….but only if you say…otherwise they is going be just au natural!
So I do my day job, running the kitchen of a very cool café/restaurant of the beautiful old art gallery Charlottenborg, Nyhavn (where all the pretty coloured houses line the harbour) and I do this in my “spare” time…..for now……..