Seasonal food in September and time for Scandinavian HYGGE

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Never mind the colder temperatures, the shorter days and gusts of wind and rain… September is the season for food, homemade beautiful food, to be enjoyed together with the ones you love. And here’s a quick round up including our favourite foods and recipes.

To me it’s the season of apple and a good reason to indulge in some tasty apple pie. We love the Norwegian style, which is more like a cake, served freshly made, still warm together with whipped vanilla cream or vanilla ice cream. This is our best recipe for Norwegian Apple Cake, easy peasy apple squeezy.

Don’t let anything go to waste!
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The apple peel will be the beautiful beginning of your starter -for some home baked sourdough bread.

There’s lots of food that’s in season for September and it’s definitely one of the best months for harvesting and conserve the fresh produce of Summer. We make everything from spreads and jams to cordial and liqueur. This is also the season to pick and enjoy fresh mushrooms. We love chanterelles and pick as much as we. Fry with butter in a pan, serve on toast with lot’s of freshly grounded pepper. They are easy to preserve so that you can enjoy them year-round too!

Autumn is also the time to gather family and friends, to celebrate the most colourful season!
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Bring nature indoors with ‘Røsslyng’ (Heather) as table decoration, making a beautiful display along with candlelights.

The last Thursday in September it is the annual celebration of Norway’s national dish, the Fårikål (lamb-in-cabbage). This is a hearty slow cooked stew, that gathers friends and family on a crisp Autumn evening. Serve with boiled potatoes, crowberry jam and flatbread (and don’t forget Aquavit for the adults!). It’s quick to prepare and makes itself in the pot whilst you can get ready for the season cosiest dinner party. Find the recipe for Fårikål here.

And if there’s room for dessert (oh come on, there’s always room for dessert!)
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Make krumkaker (recipe here) or a simple dessert tart in cupcake sizes. Fill with cloudberry cream and decorate with fresh cloudberries. A proper sweet treat and taste of the North!

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