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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Blåbär London, a charming Scandinavian Cafe and Design shop in Putney

Blabar London is a vibrant neighbourhood concept shop, a life and style cafe dedicated to the Nordic. Blåbär's mission is to 'Live a Life More Nordic', with a mix of balance, creativity, community, health and happiness. The owners Sandra Linnea West originally from Sweden and her partner Oliver Goodier wanted to offer this New Nordic Lifestyle to a wider audience, both online and in their shop...

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Rök – a Nordic restaurant in London serving wood fired simplicity

Rök smokehouse is influenced by the old cooking techniques of Northern Europe, specialising in brined and cured British meats, all cooked on fire served alongside fermented and preserved seasonal UK produce. We went along to see what this Nordic restaurant in London had to offer... The restaurant is tucked away, in a office area between Liverpool Street and Shoreditch. Apart from a small sign,...

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Nordic Mojito cocktail recipe from Danish restaurant Snaps & Rye

The Danish restaurant's Snaps & Rye signature cocktail, 'Nordisk Mojito' was one of the recipes revealed at the cocktail making master class at Skandium's concession store at Selfridges this Saturday. We were treated to on hour of fun-filled cocktail making; with herb and ice crushing, mixing - and sampling the flavours of Summer! Not surprisingly this Nordic version of a classic mojito...

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