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Secret Scandinavia: Bronte’s favourite Danish summer hideaway

July 18, 2013 | Leave a comment

A while back Bronte was asked to recommend a super secret local spot in Denmark that you’d only know about if you were a local. She remembered this amazing place where she is from called Reersø (population 511).

It’s a teeny penunsular (attached only slightly to the main island of Zealand – and in fact it used to be an island back in the day). Famous for centuries for its fishing and local fish dishes (in particular, smoked mackerel and eel), this little secret spot is hard to find but possibly as Danish as you’ll ever get. It’s a really old village full of wonderful Danish farming and fishing heritage.

To get to Reersø you need to take a plane to Copenhagen, then a train to Slagelse. From there bus 432 (it doesn’t go very often and it takes quite a while: be patient).

We recommend trying the local ‘Reersø Kro’ which is a 300 year old pub: they serve amazing local fish and seafood. Stay at the campsite or at the Inn. Great beaches, lovely sailing opportunities, wind surfing, lots of fishing and hunting (if you’re into that). There are no bars, no nightlife, no shops except a little grocery market. Just the smell of the sea and cats with no tails (yes, this is a place full of Manx Cats – thought to be introduced here centuries ago from an Isle of Man ship wreck).

Got dosh to spare? This is what £500,000 will buy you on Reersø

Got only £80K to spare? Get this nifty little summer house

But it doesn’t really matter because unless you’re Danish, you can’t buy a summer house in Denmark. Oh, didn’t you know? Indeed, that is the law. Cheeky Danes. Wonder how they got away with that one .

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Danish Habour Porpoise in Reersoø – Photo by Ole Agerbæk Sørensen

Danish Habour Porpoise in Reersø – Photo by Ole Agerbæk Sørensen

We’re 6 years old. Yes, really. Happy Birthday to us.

July 5, 2013 | Leave a comment

It started off as a chat over a glass of wine. Or four. It became an idea, a passion. ‘Let’s open a deli’ we said. Then we chucked in our day jobs and made it happen.

Six years ago Jonas & Bronte opened the doors to ScandiKitchen for the first time. Since then, we’ve grown from being a team of a few to teams of many and we now have a big Warehouse (called ‘StockHome’) and a web shop and we have a wholesales team too.

We’re so very proud to be here and to be able to serve our daily Smorgasbord of open sandwiches and supply the Scandi community and scandophiles with Nordic foods. We love what we do and we love you for supporting us and continuing to help make it all happen.

Pop by on Wednesday for a piece of cake or something. We’re gonna celebrate. Feel free to sing Happy Birthday if you feel like it.

Here are some photos from the old days – the days just before we opened and the day after. Did you know we opened our doors and had a baby the same day? Yes – Jonas and Bronte’s daughter Astrid will also be turning six years old. She’d hoping for a One Direction poster, a purple pony and a really fancy colouring book.

Lots of Scandi Love

Jonas, Bronte and the whole lovely team at SK

xxx

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