While others around the world are trying to 'catch 'em all, here in Denmark I'm invariably trying to catch...the best food bag! 😉 Forget Team Mystic, I'm on Team Fight-Against-Food-Waste. There are several apps in Denmark which connect socially responsible food stores and restaurants with overstocks to hungry (and canny...) customers who enjoy getting a bargain.… Continue reading Gotta catch 'em all! Food waste…GO!
With Easter behind us, we are counting down to the strangest day on the Danish religious calendar. This Friday, 22 April, is Stor Bededag. ’Big Prayer Day’! Those crazy Danes decided back in 1686 that there were just too many religious holidays during the year. So they lumped the minor ones together, four weeks after Easter and –… Continue reading Big Prayer Day? Time for big rolls!
If you've walked past the window of a Danish baker's shop recently, then you'll already know that Fastelavn is fast approaching...Because the first fastelavnsboller made their appearance just as soon as Christmas was over and the New Year got underway! This year it will be celebrated on Sunday (7 February 2016).So what’s fastelavn? Danish carnival.… Continue reading Fastelavn (Danish Carnival) is fast approaching!
You know you're in Denmark when...It's my birthday today - hip, hip, hurra! And - though I ain't no spring chicken - I do have a barnlig sjæl (am a child at heart). Not to mention en sød tand (a sweet tooth). And a seriously serious addicition to wienerbrød. So much so that I… Continue reading You know you're in Denmark when… (Birthday cake, lady?)
Unless you've been living underneath a rock for the past year, you can't have missed the hype. The New Nordic 'Thang'. You know, the New Nordic Kitchen. The New Nordic Diet. The New Nordic Cuisine. The New Nordic Lifestyle. The New Nordic etc, etc, etc... Getting back to nature. Going out to the forest, dales and streams and… Continue reading The New Nordic…Potato Chip!
Fastelavn is coming, fastelavn is coming! Yep - thanks. We know it's fastelavn on Sunday. Because the first fastelavnsboller made their appearance in the bakers about a month ago! ;)So what's fastelavn? Danish carnival. Nothing to do with the one in Rio. I mean, honestly, would you want to dance around the cobbled streets, half-naked, peely-wally white, often in… Continue reading Fastelavn is coming! Eat buns!
Have you had your fill of wonderful, wonderful Great Dane-ish Pastriesyet? Room for more?Last time I showed you the different types of plain bread rolls that the Danes eat for breakfast - the tebolle, rundstykke and håndværker. But what to top them with?Aside from the obvious butter, strawberry or raspberry jam, Nutella and honey, there are some… Continue reading Great Dane-ish Pastries! (Part Seven – toppings)