Pear, Rosemary & Lemongrass Cocktail

Our book is available for pre-ordering now. Read more about it here!

There is a little something we haven’t been able to tell you until now. In some strange but enchanted way we have ended up with a book deal! One year from now “Our Green Kitchen” (working title) will land in book stores around the world. Isn’t that just CRAZY!

When we started this blog we could never ever guess that we would end up writing an international cookbook. I mean with all those talented writers, professional chefs, inspiring nutritionists and natural born photographers doing their own books, what could we – two home-cooks with no culinary education – possibly have to offer? Well, after reading all comments from you – kind readers – who have tried and appreciated our recipes, we have slowly learned to trust in what we are doing. So however it turns out, we promise to put all the creativity and love as we possibly can find into this book. And hopefully it will be inspiring and useful enough to find its way onto your kitchen table.

Miraculously, after what feels like 9000 emails back and forth, we ended up signing a book deal with not only one, but two different publishing houses. Hardie Grant UK for the European and Australian market and Rizzoli in the US. We have the sweetest and most inspiring editor who keeps sending us paper samples and layout ideas, so we have no worries there. The book will be hardcover, 256 pages with 80 new recipes (even though you might recognize a few of our favorites in new costumes). We brought in David’s sister as a photographer, so expect colorful food photos on beautiful (hopefully) matte paper.

We have already been working a couple of  months on new recipes, planning shoots and scribbling down our thoughts. But we have the most intense, challenging and hopefully also fun period ahead of us. This blog will go on as usual with new posts at least once a week, but if we run late a few days you know where we are (drowned under a pile of book recipes).

This definitely calls for celebration, don’t you think? We cooked up this fruity, flavorful and cooling drink that works great both with or without alcohol. We boiled the pear juice together with lemongrass to get a slightly thicker syrup with a intensely sweet flavor and a hint of lemon and rosemary. Make sure to serve it in the prettiest glasses you have.

Skål, Cin cin, Cheers from the luckiest little family in the world!

Pear, Rosemary & Lemongrass Cocktail
4 glasses 

Since the size and sort of the pears vary, you need to adjust the measurements to your own taste. If you don’t have a juicer you can use unsweetened pear juice. We use twice as much juice as sparkling water. If you try this with alcohol you might want to reduce the sparkling water. All liqueurs seems to work with this recipe. If using whisky we suggest adding a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon to each glass.

5 pears (medium size)
1/3 fennel
3 sprigs rosemary
1 inch fresh ginger, more or less according to taste
1 stalk lemongrass, chopped and crushed
a pinch nutmeg, ground
2 pinches ground vanilla
1/2 – 1 cup sparkling water or soda (start with 1/2 cup, add more to taste)

Run pears, fennel, 2 sprigs rosemary and ginger in a juicer.
Pour the juice into a small saucepan over medium heat, add lemongrass, nutmeg and vanilla. Bring to boil, turn down the heat and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until thickened. Allow to cool completely before straining. Pass through a fine sieve.
Crush the ice in a high speed blender.
Place the thickened juice in a pitcher or (cocktail) shaker, add soda water and stir to combine.
Fill the cocktail glasses with ice and pour over the juice and soda mixture. Garnish with sliced pears and fresh rosemary. Serve.

Photos by: Johanna Frenkel


  • Congrats! I adore you blog and I am sure the book will be just as inspiring!
  • Oh!!!!!Congrats guys!!!!! it's an amazing project...and a perfect drink to...cheers!!!!!!!
  • tara
    I have been waiting for this moment! Every time I check your blog for an update, I think to myself *I WISH there was a green kitchen cookbook* ! So thrilled, congrats
  • Congratulations to you! What fabulous news. I can only imagine how beautiful your recipes and pictures (your sister's pictures I guess!) will look on paper. Cheers!
  • Great ! We will be able to have new recipes ! Vad bra men .....kommer ni att översätta boken på franska ?????? Anyway, good luck from Paris for this new adventure :-)
  • Wow, I am sooo happy for you, this is great news! I can't wait for the book to be released! Congrats!!!
  • Priya
    so looking forward to your book :))
  • Very few are more deserving than you two (er, three). So excited for you and let me know if you need an American recipe tester!
  • Congrats!!! New to your blog & am loving your recipes!
  • Sini
    Congratulation!! This is really great news. Made my day. Greetings from Finland, Sini
  • Yay! Looking forward to shooting the book! /Sis
  • Sarah A
    You absolutely should have posted this on April Fools Day!! (I say that with love - you guys are great)
  • Congrats you guys, I'll be buying it for sure x
  • Danila
    Bellissima notizia (wonderful news!!!)!!! Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you. I really think you all are just great! :-)
  • I can't wait! So happy for you guys! I love your blog!
  • Ketmala
    C'est merveilleux! CONGRATULATIONS to your family!!! What an exciting news, I am so happy for you all. Wishing you lots of fun writing & cooking the next several months. Best of luck!
  • Congratulations!!! How exciting!!! Cheers to you!!!!
  • Chelsea
    THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! Many congratulations from Philadelphia. Although I've been reading quite a few food blogs in the past couple years, I think yours will be the first that inspires me to actually go out and get the cookbook! (I will miss the lovely, unbeatable photos you normally have here, but I'm sure David's sister will do a great job.)
  • How exciting! Congratulations. I'm looking forward to having a copy!
  • Carly Franklyn
    That is such exciting news! I have been reading your blog for a long time and experimenting with all your lovely recipes. (Even though in Melb, Australia with opposite climate there is a lot of waiting to try the newest recipes!) Anyway, I am just so happy for you all! You have created a beautiful blog and i am so pleased that all this work has lead to a published version. I have always thought to myself "I wish these recipes were all in a book" as there is nothing like cooking from a lovely book vs dragging the laptop onto the kitchen bench and cooking in fear of the blended exploding and spoiling computer.... Congratulations! Its fantastic news and i cannot wait to find your book. There are a million out there of course, but this one is going to be a treasure. Well done and THANKYOU so! blessings to you all xx Favourite recipe - HEMP protein bars!we have been blending yummy 'choc' snacks like this for a long time but this is the winning combinatinon isnt it? it has been exciting to be reminded of HEMP seeds and their magic, though they have only just been released here in australia for 'human consumption'..oh & pump pasta is so yummy. Also i have cured many loved ones of supermarket museli disease by printing them out your museli recipe, so thankyou thankyou thankyou again for your kindness and generosity. You are making a lot of people happy i can see! xx
  • Congratulations, I am so happy for you! Best of luck and enjoy the process! :)
  • Christine
    Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you and it's definitely deserving. You deserve all the success and the world deserves this book from the sweetest, most inspirational family!
  • Congratulations!!! That's great news. Can't wait to have it.
  • Grattis, congrats and hurray! Can't wait to get my excited hands on your book. In the meantime I will continue enjoying the recipes on your blog. Tonight I'm giving your toffee recipe a go so I can fill my easter eggs with some nutritious candy.
  • Congratulations! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your book.
  • Sascha
    Yay,now it's official! Congratulations! Now i know what to give friends and family at birthdays, christmas, housewarming gifts, well any occasion really! See you soon
  • HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is such wonderful news and I couldn't be happier, especially to see one of my favorite food blogs take that leap. Best of luck and cheers to you!

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