My name is Silla and here you can have a look into my kitchen. I am an Icelandic foodie living in London. I'm a food lover from head to toes. I love thinking about food, making it and of course eating it! Instead of taking romantic novels to bed with me I take cook books and read them before I go to bed. I am always looking for inspirations for some new recipes. I just love it when I have an idea, make it and my family loves it. Nothing can beat that feeling you get when you have filled someones tummy with food you put your love into making.
I'm not a professional chef and don't pretend to be. I'm a home cook who loves cooking for family, friends and everyone who likes my food. I have quite a bit of experience cooking food. All the way from being a private chef in a family's house, cooking their everyday meals, to catering for bigger occasions such as birthdays and weddings. And back in 2012 I competed in the Icelandic Masterchef competiton and just missed out on the final eight. I learned a lot doing Masterchef and all of that I took with me and applied to my cooking.
I wouldn't say that I have a specific style of cooking, I love experimenting with different styles but I probably tend to do Italian more than anything else. I love the simplicity of Italian cooking. It's fresh and usually quite simple cooking but with some amazing flavours that quite often blow my mind!
Most of my food is very family friendly and can be cooked for a simple Monday supper or a Saturday dinner party. I am a mother of two amazing children, Lilja and Kristofer and I want nothing more then to cook flavoursome, healthy food that my children love. And most of the time I achieve that goal. I am also a wife to an athlete and he needs to eat good, healthy food that feeds those muscles. But healthy food doesn't need to be bland and booring, it can be fun and exciting! But you also need to indulge in more extravagant food, food for the soul. In my kitchen you will find a healthy balance of the two, good healthy family food with some naughty bits in between.