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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Aquavit Songs (Snapsvisor) for Midsummer

June 22, 2017 | Leave a comment

 

Swedish Midsummer Drinking songs ‘Snapsvisor’

 

Going to a Midsummer party with some Swedes? You will be asked to dance, like a frog. You may also be asked to sing songs in Swedish. This is very easy once you have had some aquavit (it makes you fluent) – but to begin with, it can be tricky. Here are a few of the easier songs to get you started – and there is even one in phonetics.

Enjoy!

FREE cinnamon bun week 12-16 June 2017 at our cafe in London

June 9, 2017 | Leave a comment

 

FREE cinnamon bun week

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Next week is FREE bun week – this means if you pop by between 8-11 am Mon-Fri and show the nice person behind the counter this voucher on your phone, you can get a free cinnamon bun with your coffee. Yes, free.

Rules apply and you can only do it once a day. Lagom and all that, remember?

Please show this voucher on your smart phone or print it out. Thank you.

Recipe: Beetroot & Apple Salad – Rödbetsallad

June 5, 2017 | Leave a comment

Rödbetsallad Apple and Beetroot Salad

This dish is a must on most Scandi Christmas Smorgasbord tables. Mostly in Sweden, where it is absolutely essential. No beetroot salad = no Christmas.
It's super easy to make it - have a go at home, but please do try to use a Scandinavian pickled beetroot for the best result. It just works better.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Bronte Aurell

Ingredients

Optional

  • 1 tbs chopped chives

Instructions

  • Drain the beetroot well and cut into bitesized pieces. Peel and cut apple into similar sized pieces.
  • Mix the beetroot and apple in a bowl, add mayonnaise and crème fraiche and stir. You are looking for a good creamy consistency and a medium pink colour (if the beetroot is not drained properly, you will get a runny consistency).
  • Season to taste (add sugar if using a tart variety of pickled beetroot). Add more mayo and crème fraiche, if a creamier salad is desired.
  • The colour of the salad will go darker once it sets. Leave to set in the fridge for a few hours or even overnight. If it goes too dark, just add a bit more crème fraiche or mayonnaise just before serving. If using chives, add chopped on top before serving.

WIN an entire case of KvikkLunsj! (64 bars)

June 2, 2017 | Leave a comment

WIN a huge amount of Kvikk Lunsj

A few weeks ago, Kvikklunsj once again beat KitKat in the court case about KitKat trying to copyright the four-finger chocolate bar.

Kvikklunsj has been around for decades – and is the most favoured chocolate bar by all Norwegians in the world. And to be fair, most people who taste Kvikklunsj go to the other side soon after. It’s truly delicious.

Kvikklunsj (made by Freia Chocolates) is so iconic in Norway – no Norwegian will dream of going on a hike or skiing without one of these in his pocket. And an orange. You must always bring an orange, too (balance and all that).

Anyway, you can read ALL about the day when The Guardian did a taste test between Kvikklunsj and Kitkat here.

We’ve decided to give away a whole, full box of Kvikklunsj. That is a LOT of Kvikklunsj – more than a month’s worth if you eat one every day. In fact, it’s 64 bars of chocolates – times four fingers. That’s a LOT. This could also be used as a treat for a class of school children on a trip. It could keep your colleagues in the office SO happy and brighten up their afternoon. Or maybe you just want to have a Kvikklunsj party? Or just keep them ALL to yourself?

To enter, tell us how you would share your box of Kvikklunsj. Or not. And why.

We will simply pick a winner from the pile of good answers.

Send your entry to: Iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before Monday 5th June at midday.

Rules: We can only have one winner – who will be picked by random of all entries where people have told us what they intend to do with their box of Kvikklunsj. We reserve the right to talk on social media about some of these suggestions. One winner only. No alternative. UK only. No cash alternative. One entry per person. Our decision is final. If you eat them all on your own, sorry, but you might need to buy some pants with elasticated waistbands – not our fault.

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