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Recipe: Courgette & Västerbotten cheese

July 24, 2014 | Leave a comment

Courgette & Västerbotten cheese

Need a delicious salad for lunch? Look no further. This simple salad has bags of flavour and takes only a few minutes to make.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Keyword: courgettes, vasterbotten
Author: Bronte Aurell

Ingredients

  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 small bunch of rocket you can add a bit of baby spinach, too, if you want a more leafy salad
  • 50 g Västerbotten cheese shaved (or mature Präst cheese)
  • 50 g flaked almonds

Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Shave the courgettes into thin strips lengthways - this is best done using a mandolin (the slicer, not the musical instrument) or even a flat metal cheese slicer. The strips need to be quite thin.
  • Add the courgette to a big bowl, add the salad leaves and mix. Then add the cheese and fold again.
  • Make the dressing by combining the vinegars and oil in a bowl, whisk well, season with salt and pepper. Dress the salad (you will have too much dressing, you can reserve the rest for next time).
  • Arrange on a serving plate, scatter with toasted almonds and serve immediately.

WIN Tickets to see Nephew at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

July 17, 2014 | Leave a comment

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Nephew, the Danish band, is playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 17th August – and we’ve got a pair of tickets and a greatest hits CD to give away to a lucky winner.

A hugely popular Danish band, this is the first time they are playing in London and tickets are expected to sell out.

Here are some Nephew facts:

– Nephew usually tours in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Russia and have received more than 40 national and international awards including MTV European Music Award, 9 Danish Music  Awards and the Nordic Music Award.

The band has had a record breaking 11 no. 1 hits in a row and has collaborated with Timbaland (USA), Polarkreis 18 (Germany), Lars Vaular (Norway) and L.O.C. (Denmark)

Here are the details for the gig:

NEPHEW

17 August 2014 

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 

Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/artist/nephew-tickets/106363 

Price: £25

Doors open: 7:00 PM

To be in with a chance to win tickets for this gig – as well as a Greatest Hits CD, just answer the following question:

What is the word ‘Nephew’ in Danish?

a) Nevø

b) Søster

c) Tante

Answer to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before next Friday 25/7 at noon. Winner will be chosen at random from correct entries. Usual rules apply, no cash alternative, one date only, no alternative prizes offered, no cheating.

 

Celebrate Bun Week with us 21-27 July 2014

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Next week  (21-27 July 2014) is bun week at the cafe. Here’s the voucher you need in order for you to get your mitts on a free cinnamon bun on the mornings.

Print the voucher or smart phone it – but you do need mention the offer and show voucher when you order.

Please do read the t&c, too.

See you next week.

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Unfortunately named Scandi products

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Oh, some of these made us snigger.

A brand of crab sticks in Norway…

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The name of some biscuits in Sweden…

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Bread rolls from Finland…

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Snus tobacco in Sweden…

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The word actually means ‘big bag’ in Finnish…

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Toilet rolls from Sweden (okay, so it was the eighties, but still…)

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We stock this.  It’s called Spunk and it doesn’t mean anything in Danish. Salty or fruity sweeties.

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Tins of ham product from Norway….

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Aptly named starch…

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Skum means ‘mallow’ in Scandi lingo…

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Oh, it’s just chewing gum

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Imagine buying food for your little cat….

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Or how about a few bars of Plopp chocolate? It’s actually really nice.

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WIN: Liquorice from Johan Bülow LAKRIDS

July 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

We love the amazing liquorice from Johan Bülow and have been stocking their wares for a long time at our cafe and web-shop. From the delicious chocolate covered sweet liquorice (A) to the salty chilli and cranberry (no 5) – and we use their raw liquorice powders in our coffee, too.

This week, to celebrate our liquorice weekend, we have a treat for you: Win a presentation box with four jars of Bülow Lakrids (value approx. £30). Yes, you even get to choose which flavours go in there.

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

The really salty components in most Nordic liquorice is often referred to using the Finnish word…

a) Salmiakki

b) Porkkana

c) juokaamme

Answer to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before Tuesday (15/7/14) at noon. Usual competition rules. No cheating. No alternative prize. No nonsense and no cash alternative. Winner chosen from correct entries. Randomly.

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