Monthly Archives: January 2014

‘Monthly Art/Photo Space’ at ScandiKitchen: Artists wanted.

January 30, 2014 | Leave a comment

We’ve got a few empty walls where we like to ask artists and photographers to display their work. We usually change artworks every month or so.

This is a last call to be in with a chance to be February/March artist.

Send a few examples of your work to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk and we’ll chose the artist or photographer we feel is best for the space.

The few simple ground rules are:

– The art work comes to us frame and ready to hang, ideally no larger than 40 x 80cm. We can accommodate up to 4 paintings or frames.

– The work MUST be either by a Scandi artist or photographer OR someone depicting Scandinavia in some form.

– The write up about the artist has to be no larger than A5 – we can add this on the wall next to the frames

– We will not sell or be responsible for any sales of the art work – all comms about the art work will need to be on the A5 note including contact details

– When the art months is up, the artist is responsible to picking up the art work again.

– We accept no responsibility for damage etc to any works – we will do out best to keep things nice, but the items are hung here on owners responsibility.

– No moving of nails or hooks – we have only what we have here and can’t start moving nails around

– Please, no frames that are massively heavy, it is just a basic wall.

Other than that, it is up to you.

Ps – please dont send massive images by email. Small example versions of your work is good.

WIN a box of our favourite liquorice selection

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To celebrate our liquorice week at ScandiKitchen, we’re giving away a selection box of our favourite liquorice.

 

The lovely gift box contains:

 

Tyrkisk peber (both normal and firewood), Johan Bulow No 2 Salty, Franske Saltpastiller, Skolekridt chalks, Salty fish, Super Piratos, Lakrisal, Marabou Black Chocolate, Skipper’s Pipes and Djungelvrål.

 

Want to win a selection of our Top Ten? You better like licourice, then. Or know someone who does.

 

To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

 

Salmiakki is a word originating from which language?

 

a) Norwegian

 

b) Icelandic

 

c) Finnish

 

Email your answer before Midday Wednesday 5th Feb 2014 to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk – usual rules apply. No cheating. No cash alternative.

 

Five easy ways to use Lingonberries at home

January 23, 2014 | Leave a comment

With all the chat in the media about the amazing Nordic Lingonberry and how it fights off the fat, we thought we’d give you a few ideas on how to incorporate more Lingonberries into your day to day.

 

Lingonberries come in several forms. Firstly, fresh – this is very hard to get hold of outside the Nordics. Secondly, you can get it frozen (right here) and thirdly, in a jam style jelly (the most common form). We also love Lingonberry cordial and juices.

 

In Scandinavia, Lingonberry Jam is used a bit like cranberry sauce is in the UK: with savoury dishes. We love a good dollop of lingonberry jam with our meatballs, for example, or game dishes. Some people do use it as a jam on toast as well, but it is mostly used as a savoury sidekick.

 

Five nifty ways to add lingonberry to your daily foodie routines:

 

1) Lingonberry porridge. Make a simple porridge of oats, water and milk. When it starts to thicken, add a good handfull of frozen lingonberries. Keep stirring until they are incorporated and heated through. We serve this lovely ‘pink porridge’ at ScandiKitchen all the time. It has a slighty tart taste to it. Add sugar if desired. We also love it served with mixed seeds on top.

 

2) Add frozen lingonberries to your morning smoothie or juice. Because it is not a sweet berry, best pair with sweeter fruits. We think it works quite well in a banana based smoothie – add a pinch of cinnamon too and a squeeze of orange.

 

3) Easy red cabbage salad: Sliced raw red cabbage, diced pears, a dollop of lingonberry jam and creme fraiche to lightly coat. Season with salt. Add berries for extra tartness.

 

4) Use Lingonberry jam (along with extra berries) on top of a sweet cheese cake.

 

5) Make a soft gingerbread cake (‘Mjuk Pepparkaka’) and add a cup of lingonberries to the mixture. Alternatively, make a vanilla buttercream icing and add a handful of lingonberries before spreading on a cake.

 

Enjoy!

 

Lingonberries – the new super berry

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Ahhh, we knew it already, but now the cat is out of the bag: Lingonberries are the new super berry according to researchers at Lund University.

Read the article here

It can be very hard to get hold of Lingonberries in the UK – but we stock them frozen at the cafe in 500g packs. Perfect to keep a stash in your freezer so you can add a handful of berries to your morning smoothie or on top of your yoghurt or cereal.

January’s artist: Åsa Wikman

January 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

We love our wall downstairs in the cafe. Most of all, we love that every month, we have lovely new amazing art work displayed there. From photography to paintings and illustrations.

 

This month belongs to the brilliant illustrator Åsa Wikman.

 

You can see more of Åsa’s work here

 

See her lovely display at the cafe all of January.

 

Do you fancy being having your art work displayed at ScandiKitchen? Here’s your chance. Each month we pick a new artist to decorate our wall.

 

We have a few rules, though:

 

– The art work comes to us frame and ready to hang, ideally no larger than 40 x 80. We can accommodate up to 4 paintings or frames.

 

– The work MUST be either by a Scandi artist or photographer OR someone depicting Scandinavia.

 

– The write up about the artist has to be no larger than A5 – we can add this on the wall next to the frames

 

– We will not sell or be responsible for any sales of the art work – all comms about the art work will need to be on the A5 note including contact details

 

– When the 1 months is up, the artist is responsible to picking up the art work again

 

– We accept no responsibility for damage etc to any works – we will do out best to keep things nice, but the items are hung here on owners responsibility.

 

– No moving of nails or hooks – we have only what we have here and can’t start moving nails around

 

– Please, no frames that are massively heavy, it is just a basic wall.

 

Other than that, it is up to you.

 

To be considered for February’s Art Person, send some suggestiosn of your work to bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk.

 

We’ll let you know by mid January if you’re the chosen one.

 

Ps – please dont send massive images. Small versions of your work is good.

 

paint blues away

 

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