Monthly Archives: November 2013

Last Christmas…

November 28, 2013 | Leave a comment

Last christmas, we made a Christmas card and it made us laugh. We just found it again. We’re going to make another one this year – and probably laugh a lot again.


WIN tickets for ‘You & Me Forever’ closing gala at Nordic Film Festival

November 22, 2013 | Leave a comment

The Nordic Film Festival opens in London on 25th Nov and is on until 4th December 2013.


We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the closing night London premiere gala screening of new Danish drama YOU & ME FOREVER (directed by Kaspar Munk, Denmark 2012) on 4th December at 8.20pm, Cine Lumiere (South Kensington). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the three lead actresses from the film.


More information on the film can be found right here.


To be in with a chance to win, just answer this easy question:


Director Lars von Trier is from which Scandinavian country:


a) Denmark


b) Norway


c) Sweden


Answer to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before Monday at noon (Mon 25th Nov), winner will be drawn from all correct entries. No cheating. Usual rules apply. No alternative prize. Winner must be able to attend event on 4th December.


Nordic Christmas Markets 2013 – this weekend 22, 23, 24 November

November 21, 2013 | Leave a comment

This week and weekend is on of the biggest in the Nordic ex-pat calendar. It’s the week of the Christmas Fairs.

We support these fairs wholeheartedly and we absolutely love going along and help if we can. The different organisation and Churches play a very important role to all Nordic ex-pats both for general support, religious support, as a meeting point, cultural centres and just simply nice places to be and visit.

Here’s the low down for this weekend’s markets in London:

Swedish Church Christmas Fair – Marylebone

A really wonderful and warm welcome to all at the Swedish Church in Harcourt Street. Open Thursday till 20:00 and all day Saturday and Sunday. We specifically recommend the traditional Glögg mulled wine, a secret recipe by The Reverend Mikael Persson, the Swedish Priest. Heavenly (Excuse the pun). We went to the pre-view yesterday and got our hands on Pippi Longstocking umbrellas and fancy knitted kid’s strawberry hats!

Swedish Church is on Harcourt Street W1 – directions here www.swedishchurch.com

Norwegian Church Christmas Fair – Rotherhide

Everything from waffles to lompe, mulled wine and a lot of Norwegian ‘Jule’ cheer. The Norwegian Church in Rotherhide is a huge cultural centre for all things Norwegian – and Norwegian people and friends of Norway. The food market is huge and bulging with goodies.

ScandiKitchen will have a stand right outside the Norwegian Church where we will be serving hot mulled wine.

Sjømannskirkens Julebasar is on 22-24 November 10:00-18:00

How to get to the Norwegian Church (nearest tube Rotherhide) click here

Danish KFUK YMCA Christmas Bazaar – Hampstead

This event is a pilgrimage for a lot of ex pat Danes every year. It’s extremely busy and packed but worth a trip – they have everything from hotdogs to Christmas beers and real Danish ‘hygge’ feelings. They do a lot of decorations too – from calendar advent candles to ceramics so you can pick up a few prezzie.

Dansk KFUK’s Julebazar is on 23/24 November 10-17. Find the Danish Bazar here

The Finnish Church in London Christmas Market

A warm welcome and genuine Christmas cheer awaits you at the Finnish Church in Rotherhide – everything from ‘squeaky cheese’ and Rye pastries with egg (Karelian Pies) and cinnamon buns as well as a huge food market. Open all this week until Sunday at 17:00.

ScandiKitchen will be there as we are part of the Scandi Christmas Market taking place between the Norwegian and Finnish church – so pop over and see us.

Nearest tube is Rotherhide; here’s a map Click here

Scandinavian Christmas Market 2013

Scan Events are doing the Scandi Christmas Market again this year in Rotherhide, outside the Finnish and Norwegian Churches. Open Fri, Sat and Sun all day – pop by and say hello to us, we’ll also be there, selling hotdogs and warm mulled wine. Say hi to our team: Marte, Linnea, Jonas, Little Jonas, Torben and Kaisla.

More about Scandinavian Christmas Market here

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Pimp my Gingerbread House 2013

November 13, 2013 | Leave a comment

‘Pimp my gingerbread House’ is an annual event at ScandiKitchen. Take one Anna’s Gingerbread House Kit, assemble it however you want – and pimp it up with all your artistic desires. We want to see how pimped up a kit can be. Go wild, go nuts. Unleash your hidden house building talents.

Previous years we’ve had anything from Snow White cottage, X-Factor houses full of snow, dragons, In The Night Garden, Melodifestivalen houses and building sites and crack houses.

Take a few pictures of your creation – then mail it to us and let us know which category you wish enter:

Under 7’s (with not too much help from grown ups)

7-15 years old

Adult – for artistic talent and decorating skills

Special prize – Most genuinely pimped up, creative, crazy house and original idea (any age)

The Prizes:

Big Gift Box of Scandinavian Sweeties – so many Sweeties your parents might not talk to us for a month (both for under 7’s and 7-15 categories).

Main Adult Prize: A Christmas Hamper from Scandi Kitchen and a voucher for lunch for two

Special Prize for creative effort: Free coffee for a month (35 coffees) OR a nice Scandi Hamper (you choose which prize you prefer)

Send the photos of your creations to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk by 16th December 2013. Don’t forget to tell us your category and a bit about your creation.

By e-mailing us your photos you agree that we can publish them on our blog and website. Please do not send us your whole house, a photo will do, thank you.

Get some inspiration here from last years entries HERE

Happy Pimping!

J-Day at ScandiKitchen 2013 – 15th November 18:00

November 6, 2013 | Leave a comment

Tradition in Denmark is to have a bit of a do when the annual Christmas Beer from Tuborg is released.

So, we thought we’d have a it of a do too when our stash gets into store on the 15th November.

We’re a few weeks behind the Danish event, but it does take a while for the delivery to come over… Still, better later than never, we say.

The soiree is an invite only thing – but you can get your name on the list by e-mailing bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk.

There will be Julebryg beers, glogg, aebleskiver snacks, Danish hot dogs and of course some really awful Danish Christmas music.

We can only accomodate a certain number of people so get your name down on that list, pronto.


The Kitchen People x

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