valerie is Valerie Kiertzner

I'm a keen cook and hobbyist food writer, although the writing has taken something of a back seat recently and will be revived just as soon as I find time.

I'm married to Henrik, who is also a keen cook and who adds the Scandinavian element to our household, although he may be the only Dane who is allergic to fish, something of a drawback as a native of a country boasting, at the last count, about nineteen million ways with a herring. 

Oli - until recently the House Yoof - has rather selfishly grown up and left home but is also turning into a very good cook, who already understands the value of having a decent stockpot.

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valerie has posted 3 recipes