Thursday, December 17, 2015

How to make Pebernødder

A well known treat in Denmark for Christmas is ‘pebernødder’ or directly translated pepper nuts! Danes offer them during Christmas and sometimes they put them in small paper baskets and hang them on their Christmas tree. There is actually neither pepper nor nuts in them, but a lot of spices and they look like nuts. 

Image here

Do you want to try to make them yourselves? 
We found a simple recipe for you to try!


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown/white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder plus 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt


1) Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. 

2) Beat the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in the cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt until well blended. Mix in the flour, one cup at a time, the baking soda and baking powder until the dough gathers together. With floured hands, pinch off small, 1/2 teaspoon amounts of dough, roll into tiny balls, and place on a baking sheets (you will probably need more than one).

3) Bake in preheated oven until bottom of cookies are light tan, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 15 minutes on baking sheets. Store in an airtight container.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Group of people take initiative to help refugees in Lesvos - Greece. Your support is needed.

A group of people in ‪#‎Cph‬ are in the process of gathering and sending things to Lesbos in a container to the refugees in need there so if you're interested in contributing read on.

It's just everyday people, no NGOS involved or anything of the sort. The organisers are doing everything from collecting the actual things needed to funding the amount needed for the container.

How can you help???

1) Things needed:
They are currently collecting and sorting out a whole bunch of things which are necessary for the refugees who are arriving on a daily basis.
They need a lot of things ranging from:
Baby diapers
Feminine pads
Toys rubber or plastic
Big bags (for eg. IKEA)
Canned food (beans, corn, tuna, fruit etc.) with the ring on the can. Doubt they're carrying can openers.
Used clean clothing and shoes.
Please be kind to classify thm in boxes or bags if possible and label with
Keep in mind weather , so rain clothing or protection would be great. Baby sun hats are in demand too.
The deadline for delivering things is Tuesday September 1, 18.00 in Copenhagen and yes it is possible to contribute if you live outside Copenhagen too! see more info here:
You can drop the stuff off at The Little Things on Vesterbrogade 161 until further notice. Ask for Anne. Opening hours: weekdays: 10 – 17 & Saturday: 10 – 14

2) Give 5, 10, 30 DKK or any amount you can for the delivery costs: 
Mobile Pay: 53 64 64 25 write LESBOS and your name
Bank Transfer: Reg: 4434 Konto: 4440646190
3) Spread the word!!!!

Why you should help:

Monday, February 3, 2014

Danes love liquorice and we will never know why

The Danes love liquorice. They love it.
The chew it, they eat it, they cook with it, they consider it a candy, they put it in chocolate, in your lunch, in your drinks, everywhere! When you eat something you always need to pray that it will not contain liquorice. I have a colleague sitting next to me. Each time i will go to the toilet or to a meeting without my glass of water, he will throw a tiny piece of liquorice in it just to tease me. His name is S. and one day i will get my revenge.

I repeat: The Danes love liquorice.They are obsessed with it.
We will never understand why. Never.
The only thing we can do is observe them and accept this fact. visited the world´s smallest liquorice factory "LAKRIDS" in Tåstrup, DK and filmed how they produce this salty substance which Danes love so much.
Here is the video:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Æbleskiver: The Danish Christmas Donuts

Aebleskiver is a Danish dessert, somewhat similar in texture to American pancakes but light and fluffy like a donut. Traditionally served with glogg during December. Cooked in a cast iron pan that resembles an egg poacher. Served hot with syrup, jam or powdered sugar.

Check out how to make your own aebleskiver below:

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Julehjerte: Christmas Danish heart :)

The pleated Christmas heart is a special Danish tradition.It is said that the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen invented the braided heart, since the oldest known gloss paper heart was made by him in the 1860s. Christmas hearts consist of 2 pieces of glossy paper, which are braided together. 
The video below shows you how to make your own Julehjerte - enjoy it :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Risalamande: The Danish Christmas rice pudding

Risalamande is a dessert traditionally served on Christmas Eve in Denmark. It is a kind of rice pudding, usually served cold and warm cherry sauce is poured on top (kirsebærsauce).
Portioned from a large bowl at the end of the Christmas dinner, a whole almond is hidden in the bowl of the pudding. The one who finds the almond wins a gift. The fun is to hide the almond in your mouth as long as possible so that people will keep taking seconds and thirds in an attempt to find the almond and win.
Have you ever tried Risalamande? Time to make your own! Kathrine from Metropolitan University College shows us how to make Danish rice pudding in the below video - enjoy it :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ARKEN hosts "FRIDA KAHLO - A life in art" until January 2013

Arken hosts "FRIDA KAHLO - A life in art" exhibition until the 12th of January 2013.

From Arken's website:

"Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is an outstanding artist and a passionate power woman. Strong and independent, she is an inspirational role model. The exhibition offers a look at Kahlo’s oeuvre through a number of her most iconic self-portraits, drawings, pages from her diary as well as jewelry and dresses from her time. The works reflect her tragic life, embracing a horrible traffic accident and countless surgeries, tormented love for the artist Diego Rivera, affairs with both men and women, miscarriages and childlessness, as well as political activism." 

Read more here:

We visited Arken and we highly recommend a visit.
Writing this post, we are debating as to whether it should just be a tribute to Frida Kahlo or to Arken and its various very interesting exhibitions (even for those who do not get along with art).
We have decided to just stay objective :)

Take a sneak peek of Arken:

 Frida Kahlo

 Frida Kahlo

 Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst

 Ciprian Mureşan - I am protesting against myself

Wednesday: 10-21
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-sunday: 10-17

Adults: 95 kr.
Students: 75 kr.
Children under 18: Free
Groups (min. 10): 80 kr.
Pensioniers: 95 kr.

Read more about Arken here:

P.S.: (it is going to be a quite big P.S. and it will have no relation to Arken)  

2011 - 1941 - 1938
A song, a writer and a painter

1938: After a tragic accident that changed her life, Fridha Kahlo paints "What the water gave me"

1941: Novelist, essayist, publisher and critic Virginia Woolf, puts on her coat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home, and drowned herself. In her last note to her husband she wrote: 

"...If anybody could have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can't go on spoiling your life any longer. I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been."

2011: Florence and the Machine have a new song. The title (i.e. "What the water gave me") is inspired by a painting of Frida Kahlo and the lyrics from Virginia Woolf's suicide...

“Lay me down
Let the only sound
Be the overflow
Pockets full of stones