Food and drink

Make a tasty buffet on May 17!

By Harald Nesse 9. May 2022

Invite your friends, the class or your neighbours to a cozy breakfast, brunch or lunch on the 17 th of May!

Finally we are going to celebrate 17 May in a proper manner!

Feel free to ask all the guests to bring a dish each, and you will distribute both expenses and time in the kitchen;)

Here you get some really good tips from SSN's specialist in Food and Drink, Harald Nesse:

Strawberry fun!

Strawberries with balsamic vinegar are suitable both as a salad for barbecue or as a dessert. Here you get two great recipes with strawberries and balsamic vinegar, perfect 17 May food!


Make your own balsamic syrup

It is easy to make your own balsamic syrup:

Put one part sugar and three parts balsamic vinegar in a saucepan, bring to the boil and let it boil to a syrupy consistency over medium-high heat. Be careful not to burn it! Cool off - and your own balsamic syrup is ready to use.

The syrup can be stored in a air tight bottle in the refrigerator (save small glass bottles with screw caps from when you buy smoothies, for example!). The syrup has a long shelf life.

Green salad with strawberries

Salad with strawberries
Girl making salad

You need:

  • Strawberries

  • Green ready-made salad mix or baby spinach, arugula salad or feldspar

  • Good quality olive oil (can be dropped)

  • Balsamic vinegar or balsamic syrup

  • Topping to taste, such as mozzarella cheese, burrata cheese, ricotta or cottage cheese

  • Chopped nuts, roasted kernels and seeds are also excellent toppings

How to make green salad with strawberries:

  1. Rinse the salad and dry it if it is not ready for use.

  2. Rinse the strawberries and divide them into slices or boats.

  3. Serve the salad on a platter or a slightly open bowl, dander the strawberries over.

  4. Top with desired topping, cheese should be grated or split.

  5. Top with olive oil and balsamic vinegar just before serving.

Use the salad as an independent dish on a buffet, or have it next to grilled meat or fish.

Balsamic-marinated strawberries with vanilla ice cream

This dessert is a treat!

Cleaning strawberries
Strawberries and icecream

You need:

  • A basket of strawberries

  • Sugar or sugar substitute

  • Balsamic or balsamic syrup, about 10 tbsp

  • Basil or mint, if you do not have this, it can be skipped

  • Vanilla ice cream, or mascarpone cheese

  • For the daring: roasted and crushed black pepper

How to make balsamic-marinated strawberries with vanilla ice cream:

  1. Rinse the strawberries, cut them in two or four, put the berries in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar or sugar substitute (sweetening can be omitted if the strawberries are really sweet and good) and about 10 tablespoons balsamic vinegar. Let the berries marinate for two hours.

  2. Add a little toasted crushed black pepper if you like. See how to make roasted pepper in the frying pan here.

  3. Cut basil or mint leaves into strips.

  4. Serve the strawberries in serving bowls and sprinkle with basil or mint strips.
    Put on a scoop of ice cream and enjoy yourself!

  5. If desired, you can replace the ice cream with a scope of mascarpone cheese that has been whipped up with a little icing sugar instead of vanilla ice cream.


Make scrambled eggs like a professional!

Check out Haralds pro tips for making scrambled eggs - the perfect dish for your 17 May breakfast or lunch table!

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Harald Nesse

Food and drink manager

Harald is a chef with experience from hotels, restaurants, canteens, cafes and catering. He has gone through the ranks from apprentice to general manager and owner. In SSN, he is a Food and drink manager.

For Harald, food is joy, culture and welfare. Good food means well-being alone or with others.

Harald loves vegetables and is passionate about: good ingredients with as short a journey as possible, sustainable choices, good kitchen finances, people and new ways of doing things!