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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Waste free food shopping at Bulk Market in London

The news of plastic being found in tap water is the final straw. Reusing our shopping bags is not enough. We need to reduce waste, plastic in particular. Recently we discovered Bulk Market; A zero-waste, plastic free grocery shop in London. And it's simple! You'll bring your empty containers, or buy a reusable one there. The weight of the container is deducted when you pay at the till. So what...

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London’s top Nordic restaurants in 2017

There are not many Nordic restaurants to be found on the London food scene. Some come and go, some are only 'Nordic inspired'. But the authentic, the real deal... Here are the top 5, from Michelin Star restaurants to pop-up supper clubs. Texture is all about head chef, Agnar Sverrisson. At the Michelin-starred restaurant in Marylebone (opened in 2007) Sverrisson successfully combines seasonal...

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Bears Ice Cream London

Bears Ice Cream Company is family run ice cream parlour. The concept is inspired by Icelandic ice cream traditions combined with English seasonal flavours. It might come as a surprise to you but the Nordic countries loves ice cream. The summers are short but they are warm with plentiful amount of sunshine. In contrast to the ice cream van, a fixture outside playgrounds in the UK, Nordic ice...

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Cocktails in the City 2017; The Best Scandinavian Bars pop up in London

To celebrate their fifth anniversary the event 'Cocktails in the City' is gathering some of the leading bars from Scandinavia; Himkok, Linje Tio and Ruby to have them mix and share drinks with a Nordic flair with you. The nation’s leading cocktail event in the capital is set to take place at the end of this month, with a three-day celebration of the cocktail, mixing together twenty-five...

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SMAKA – a Scandinavian restaurant in Central London

Escape Central London, skyscrapers and busy streets and step into a Swedish forest... Smaka (meaning to taste in Swedish) is a Scandi-influenced all day restaurant and bar in Aldgate East, serving up a healthy breakfast and lunch as well as home cured salmon and the classic Swedish meatballs in the evening. Aldgate is an vibrant area with a mix of residents as well as being popular with many...

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Sveler (Norwegian pancakes) recipe, perfect for fika!

Svele (also called lapper) is a Norwegian batter based cake on sour milk, that by size and texture may bear some resemblance to American pancakes. Svele in Norway is usually eaten as 'fika' and would often be served in a informal setting, usually together with coffee. As I child I remember having svele at my friends hoes after school, served straight from the frying pan with (melting) butter and...

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The Cinnamon Bun Day 2016 – Where to buy Cinnamon buns in London!

The official Cinnamon Bun Day is fast approaching and we thought we'd share where you can get hold of your sticky and oh'so delicious treats in London! We will be celebrating the cinnamon roll on Tuesday 4th of October, so make sure you check out our top ten list of delicious cinnamon buns in London. The celebration is originating from Sweden and is on the native tongue called 'kanelbullens...

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