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Winter

February 25, 2018

feeding birds my daily denmark

Snow and frost are here Again.

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The weather

Naturstyrelsen (Danish)

Save the heart

February 21, 2018

hjertestarter

Defibrillator at a train station

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Hjertestarter.dk

Find hjertestarter / Defibrillator

About defibrillator app

 

 

 

 

Christmas time

December 2, 2017

nisse my daily denmark

It is Christmas time, and there are Nisser everywhere.

 

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Wikipedia about Nisser

Nisser for sale

Sophienholm at Lake Bagsværd

March 23, 2017

sophienholm 2

sophienholm Lyngby

sophienholm at Copenhagen

Sophienholm is an exhibition hall owned by Lyngby-Taarbæk town council. Situated in a beautiful park overlooking Lake Bagsværd and annually showing four or five major art exhibitions it attracts visitors mainly from the greater Copenhagen area.”  All text

Sophienholm

Lake Bagsværd

Pollen

March 22, 2017

Pollen in Denmark

Astma-allergi Danmark: “The daily pollen count of the six most important pollen types and two spore types are published. This is alder, hazel, elm, birch, grasses, and mugwort, and spores from Alternaria and Cladosporium.” Pollenmonotoring in Denmark

Pollen today

Pollen calender

Take a walk – Copenhagen city

March 21, 2017

Botanisk Have KøbenhavnCopenhagen park

Botanical Garden Copenhagen 2

Botanical Garden Copenhagen

The Botanical Garden

PDF map of the garden

Wikipedia

Take a walk – Copenhagen area

March 21, 2017

Citadel Copenhagen

kastellet Copenhagen

the citadel Copenhagen

the citadel

Kastellet, English: The Citadel located in Copenhagen, Denmark, is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe.” (Wikipedia)

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Wikipedia

Previous blogpost about the Citadel

HAPPY NEW YEAR

January 1, 2016

nytårshilsen 600

Kringle / Pretzel

December 29, 2015

danish cake with marzipan Kringle

Danish cake Kringle

kringle Danish pastry 3

kringle Danish pastry

Though this cake  don´t look like a Pretzel, it still have that name, “Kringle”. Danish kringle are served with coffee at several festive occasions.

Recipe Christmas kringle with marzipan (in Danish)

krinlens form (about the shape)

Recipe in English Danish kringle

Recipe (in Danish)

 

Amager strand / beach

December 28, 2015

Amager kopi

Evening at Amager strand / Beach

LINKS

Wikipedia about Amager

Map Amager strand

Danish pastry

December 27, 2015

julekage Danish traditional  Christmas cake

Since Christmas is over, we have to say good bye to the delicious “Christmas buns”. It is difficult to make Danish pastry at home, but not to difficult to try.

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Danish pastry recipe with video (in Danish)

Christmas dinner

December 26, 2015

brunede kartofler

flæskesteg

rødkål

Brunede kartofler og flæskesteg med rødkål. Sugar glazed potatoes, roasted pork and red cabbage, – some of the ingrediens at a typical Danish  Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas!

 

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Caramelized potatoes

Red cabbage

Roast pork

 

Saint Lucy

December 13, 2015

Sankt Lucy

December 13 is named after saint Lucy – Sankta Lucia- , and celebrated with processions of singing white dressed girls, each with a candle in her hand. The Lucia bride has 4 candles in a wreath on her head. The tradition with Lucia procession came to Denmark from Sweden, around 1944. Sweden has documents telling about Lucia in 1764, but the tradition wasn’t common before 1920-30

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Wikipedia about Saint Lucy

Video with children singing

Christmas lunch

December 11, 2015

Danish snaps

Marinated herring sild

pickled herring kryddersild

Curried herring Karrysild

Danish herrings for the traditional “Christmas lunch”, which not necessarily is a lunch, but absolutely supposed to be a fun and happy party. All companies are having a “Christmas lunch” in December. Family lunches and those made for friends will be in the week ends. If the menu is a Danish lunch with ryebread, there will be at least 3 kind of herring, for a start. Ansd always a glass of ice Cold snaps. (Brandy)

 

LINKS:

Wikipedia about Christmas lunch tradition

 

Christmas bun

December 8, 2015

Christmascake Denmark julebolle

There is of course a type of pastry made espesially for Christmas. A Christmas bun, “Julebolle”. It is difficult to make pastry, and the recipes below will lead to another type of bun than the one at the photo.

 

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Recipe 1

The slightly healther version

Recipe Hjerteforeningen