SNIPPETS FROM HYGGE

  • Time for Danish sweet buns...

    Time for Danish sweet buns...

    Fastelavn is a Danish holiday normally celebrated on Sunday or Monday before Ash Wednesday. It is somewhat similar to the American Halloween where children dress in costumes and go from house to house calling for candy or they will play tricks (though tricks are normally played no matter what, such as toothpaste or shaving cream on door handles or toilet paper on cars).Some towns may have a parade followed by the traditional ‘slå katten af tynden’ which is a wooden barrel that has cats painted on it and is filled with candy. The children takes turn hitting the barrel with...

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  • We love Pickled Herring

    We love Pickled Herring

    Pickled herring is perhaps one of most traditional Danish toppings to the traditional smørrebrød. So if you are a novice to Danish food, and want to learn about Danish smørrebrød, pickled herring is a good place to start.Pickled Herring can be tasty in salads as well as on rye bread, and the pickling process gives the herring a sweetness that compliments the fish perfectly.And for an added bonus, herring is one of the best sources of natural vitamin D3. It is also an excellent source of selenium and vitamin B12. Fresh herring can be sometimes be difficult to find in...

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  • We love Danish Brunkager (Ginger Biscuits)  🙂

    We love Danish Brunkager (Ginger Biscuits) 🙂

    December is here and that means it’s time to dig out all those good, old Christmas recipes. Yeah!
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  • HYGGE... WHAT THE H.... ?!?

    HYGGE... WHAT THE H.... ?!?

    Hygge is part of the Danish soul. The word, pronounced a little like hue-gah, does not have a direct equivalent in the English language. Hygge is usually somewhat inadequately translated as ‘coziness’, however, this is way too simplistic to capture what it really is…‘Coziness’ relates to physical surroundings - a jumper can be cozy, or a warm bed - whereas hygge has more to do with people’s behavior towards each other and the feeling that it brings to you core being. It is the art of creating intimacy: a sense of comradeship, conviviality, and complete contentment rolled into one, both as...

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  • Enter, the wonderful Danish smørrebrød...

    Enter, the wonderful Danish smørrebrød...

    When it comes to sandwiches, the Danish smørrebrød isn’t just any ole sandwich. Served open-faced and brimming with an imaginative combination of tasty ingredients, the smørrebrød isn’t any ho-hum lunch box regular.It’s an artfully crafted meal that works for any time of the day. You can find smørrebrød served on plates at home as often as in gourmet kitchens. It’s the true Danish comfort food, while also packed full of fibre and healthy ingredients.The idea behind the smørrebrød is rumoured to have started out as a way to create meals from left overs, and avoid waste. The idea was to rummage...

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