Hansen & Lydersen Smoked Salmon for Christmas 2019

For many a Norwegian there simply will not be Christmas without having had traditional Norwegian smoked salmon 'røkelaks', served with soft flat bread 'lefse' and scrambled eggs. For many there will not be Christmas without the smoked salmon from a tiny smokehouse in Stoke Newington. Every year in the lead up to Christmas the seasonal smokehouse Hansen & Lydersen, run by Norwegian artisan...

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Best Coffee in London 2019

It might not come as a surprise that the world's top coffee consumers by country live in the Nordics, with 12kg per person per year in Finland, 9.9kg in Norway, 9kg in Iceland, 8.7kg in Denmark and 8.2kg in Sweden. In comparison, it's 2.5kg of coffee per person per year in the UK. When purchasing coffee in London there are several coffee roasters that have a strong commitment to sustainability...

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Fastelavn – Fastelavnsboller and Semlor Recipe

Photo: Scandinavian Kitchen (where you can also purchase ready made yummy buns) Our Best Recipe for Fastelavnsboller Fastelavn is a Nordic holiday celebrated on Sunday or Monday before Ash Wednesday. There are many different varieties of Fastelavnsboller recipes. Below is a basic recipe, for you to customise with marmelade, marzipan, whipped cream or custard - as you prefer....

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Do Norwegians have the most boring lunch in the world?

Do Norwegians have the most boring lunch in the world? According to a recent BBC article, we do. The phenomenon can be witnessed everywhere – in offices and schools, on public transport, out hiking near icy fjords. If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that all will contain the same humble open sandwich. And, if it’s been made correctly, it will be dry, flavourless and...

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Hansen & Lydersen Smoked Salmon for Christmas 2018

It won't be Christmas without and the best smoked salmon for your Christmas canapés is undoubtedly from the London based Norwegian smokehouse, Hansen & Lydersen. Read on to find out more and to get your access code. The small artisan smokery Hansen & Lydersen in Stoke Newington offers the very best smoked salmon, straight out of the kiln. From the deep orange colour to the delicious buttery...

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Smörgåstårtans Day 13th of November

A smörgåstårta is a very Swedish thing. It's a savory layered sandwich cake, usually served for a festive occasion. Did you know, today is Smörgåstårtans Day? traditionally made by layering white bread with egg and mayonnaise often as the base. The additional filling may vary greatly. Originating from the post war era around the 1940, the 'smörgåstårta' is served cold and cut like a...

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Meatball Monday in London

Make Mondays great again with Meatball Monday! Scandinavian Kitchen has taken the responsibility of making a change to the dreaded first day of the week, with a hearty Swedish meal; Swedish Meatballs. Scandinavian Kitchen in London is all about food from the Nordic region. Whether you are popping in for breakfast, brunch or lunch, the counter is filled with open style sandwiches along with other...

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How to make a weekly meal plan

Let me share how we managed to successfully implement a weekly meal plan in our household, eating healthier, reducing waste and saving money. No more 'what's for dinner' and me too tired to make a decision, only to succumb and reach for the smart phone despite already having had take away that week. Or sending a hungry husband off to the butcher and him buying the entire store. Or wading up and...

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Hansen & Lydersen Smoked Salmon in 2017

This is not a blog post about how sublime the smoked salmon from the Norwegian smokehouse in Hackney is. Nor is it to tell you about the opening times or the last order date before Christmas. Hansen & Lydersen has had an incredible journey from its humble begins in the courtyard of a derelict building in Stoke Newington - and straight off to a flying start onto the London food scene, loved by...

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Top 5: Cinnamon Buns in London

Did you know, it's Cinnamon Bun Day today! And here are the best places in London to is upon us and this is our favourite bakeries and cafes that sell proper Scandinavian cinnamon buns - in London. In Sweden, the country of its presumed origin, the cinnamon roll takes the name of kanelbulle (literally: "cinnamon bun"), and more recently the celebration of the sweet Scandinavian treat, popular...

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