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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...