February 26, 2016 |
WIN a big box of liquorice – can you handle it?
Do you just LOVE liquorice – or know someone who does? Then getting your hands on this huge selection box might be just what you want to do.
Here at ScandiKitchen, we understand liquorice and we stock many different varieties – from the sweet stuff to the really strong salty stuff that makes your nose hurts when you eat it. This week online, it is all about liquorice, so we’re celebrating.
Luke and Martina have put together some of their favourites. To celebrate our liquorice week. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this super easy question:
Ammonium Chloride is the stuff that makes your salty liquorice salty. We often refer to it as…
Send your answer by email to email@example.com before Tuesday 1st March 2016 at midday . Winner will be drawn from all correct entries.
The usual rules apply. UK residents only. No cheating. Only one winner. No alternative prize and no cash alternative. Strong liquorice not suitable for those with high blood pressure and some other medical conditions and is not meant for young kids (it’s a grown up candy).
November 19, 2015 |
It’s that time of year again…. We are super excited to launch Pimp My gingerbread House 2015.
Every year we run a great competition:
Take one basic Gingerbread house kit from ANNA’S and pimp it up to the best of your abilities. Think outside the box: be creative, be crazy, be super attentive to detail. Whatever is your strong side, put that into the little house.
When you are done, send us a picture of our house and we will put the best ones up on Instagram and Facebook and the blog during December.
We have four categories:
Adult – Beautiful: This is the main award. The most beautiful house you can make from a very basic kit of gingerbread house.
Adult – Super Creative. This is the crazy house – like the house eaten by dragons, murder scenes, brothels, discos – whatever you can do to pimp up your house to silly standards with great use of imagination.
Child – up to 7 years old. It’s okay that you Mum and Dad help out, but here we do want to see real kids efforts. We know what seven year olds can do with a ginger bread kit – we want to see kids being allowed to unleash creativity. It’s fine to add Lego men and other toys to the mix or make a gingerbread house for your favourite dolls.
Young person 8-16 – We want to see your imagination run wild here. Make the house your own.
THIS YEAR’S PRIZES:
First prize this year in category ‘beautiful’ is £50 online OR in-store voucher for ScandiKitchen, a signed copy of our cookbook and one of our fancy new mugs.
Adult – Creative – prize – A hamper full of goodies and treats plus a signed cookbook.
Children under 7 prize: Sweeties. And more Sweeties. So many sweeties your Mum will be quite annoyed with us all the way through till January.
Young person 8-16 prize: Sweeties. And more Sweeties. So many sweeties your Mum will be quite annoyed with us all the way through till January, probably.
- All entries MUST be made from a basic Gingerbread House kit. We stock the one from Anna’s, which is the preferred one, but if you use the IKEA version that is also fine (they are similar in shape and size). Basically, the basic shape of the house must be the same so we can see just how creative you can be with a pre-fab kit. Any entries not made from the similar in size and shape to the Ikea and Anna’s kit will not be accepted, sorry.
- When you submit photos, you need to state what category you are entering into.
- Only one entry per person
- If more than one person submits the same entry, the prize will be shared (if you win the lamp, you will have to fight).
- No alternative prize, no cash prizes, no exchanges.
- Entries must be received before 18th December 2014 at noon to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Employees of ScandiKitchen ltd not eligible to enter (No, Rebekka, you can’t…)
- Winners will be picked by a jury of lovely people (most likely a selection of our customers – we usually pick 5 judges from Twitter to help us out).
- The judges decisions are final.
- Prizes can be sent to UK address only.
Send your photos to email@example.com before 18th December at noon to enter the competition. We look forward to seeing your creations.
The Kitchen People x
March 27, 2015 |
WIN a signed copy of Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback
Cecilia Ekback’s book Wolf Winter has been getting a lot of press since it was published – and rightly so: It’s a beautiful novel.
Buy the book here
Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband Paavo and her daughters Frederika and Dorotea arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of their past and put down new roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackåsen, a mountain whose foreboding presence looms over the valley and whose dark history seems to haunt the lives of those who live in its shadow.
While herding the family’s goats on the mountain, Frederika happens upon the mutilated body of one of their neighbors, Eriksson. The death is dismissed as a wolf attack, but Maija feels certain that the wounds could only have been inflicted by another man. Compelled to investigate despite her neighbors’ strange disinterest in the death and the fate of Eriksson’s widow, Maija is drawn into the dark history of tragedies and betrayals that have taken place on Blackåsen. Young Frederika finds herself pulled towards the mountain as well, feeling something none of the adults around her seem to notice.
Cecilia was a customer of ours for many years before she moved to Canada – and we’re are immensely proud of her achievements with her first book. She has given us a signed copy of her book to give away to one of you guys.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning, just answer this easy question:
Which if these is not a town in Sweden:
Answer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 1st April at noon. Winner will be picked at random from correct entries and notified by email. Usual rules apply. No cheating.
March 12, 2015 |
Fancy a treat this Easter? Then how about entering the competition for a filled egg from ScandiKitchen. No, not the small kind, the nice big beautiful kind. The kind stuffed with amazing pick and mix from our cafe (over half a kilos worth of sweets and treats).
We’re giving away one egg this week – to be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this super easy question:
Which of these is not a town in Norway?
Answer by e-mail to email@example.com before noon on Tuesday 17th March 2015.
Usual rules apply: no cheating, no non sense, no change of prize, only one winner, all rigths reserved to amend competition at any time. Winner selected at random from correct entries.
February 26, 2015 |
The lovely people at Arrow Films have given us 5 copies of the movie TOMMY to give away. Fancy winning a bit of Scandi cinema?
Here’s a bit about the movie: A week before Christmas, Estelle lands at Arlanda Airport. A year earlier, she had left Stockholm on the run with her husband Tommy and their daughter after Tommy had taken part in one of the biggest robberies ever in the history of Swedish crime. Estelle seeks out Tommy’s former cronies and claims that Tommy is on his way home and he wants his share of the take. Word spreads like wildfire through Stockholm’s underworld. If Tommy returns, the city will explode. And if he doesn’t … something even worse might happen.
TOMMY is the story of the woman behind the man behind the headlines. A modern myth about when the Queen returned and the city burned. About two sisters, two mothers, three daughters and their men.
The DVD is out now – and available here
Fancy winning a copy? Then answer this easy peasy question to be in with a chance:
Which is these is not a Scandinavian town?
Answer by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 3rd March at noon. Winners will be chosen at random from correct entries. Usual rules apply – no alternative prize. Winners must have a UK postal address. Responsibility for competition lies with Arrow Films. No cheating.
January 30, 2015 |
Helen Russell moved to Jylland. A lot of us here can imagine just what she went through! She discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn’t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.
What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness.
From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.
You can buy the book right here
We’ve got a couple of copies of the book to give away to lucky winners. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this easy question:
What is the name of the Danish Prime Minister?
- Helle Thorning-Schmidt
- Sarah Lund
- Birgitte Nyborg
Email you answer to email@example.com before Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at noon. The winners will be picked from random entries. Usual competition rules apply. No alternative prize. No cash alternative. No cheating.
‘A lovely mix of English sensibility and Danish pragmatism. Helen seems to have understood more about the Danish character than I have! My only worry is that it will make everyone want to have a go and my holiday home area will get overcrowded.’ Sandi Toksvig.
January 22, 2015 |
Want to be the most popular person in your office for the day? Then treat your colleagues to a whole tray of these delicious Lent buns called Semlor.
We’ve got a tray to give away to one lucky person – worth £45! To be in with a chance to win, answer this super easy question:
Semlor buns are traditionally eaten on which special day?
a) Shrove Tuesday
b) Christmas Eve
c) Easter Sunday
Answer to firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday 27th January 2015
at noon. Winner will be picked at random from correct entries. One only prize available, no alternative. Winner must pick up the tray of buns at the cafe (or arrange pick up). No delivery of buns. Winner must pre book required date for buns with the cafe. If the winner is not London based, they can give the prize to a mate (yes, that’s fair, don’t you think?). We will not be help responsible for the calorie intake if you eat them all yourself instead of sharing. Probably not a great idea, really, didn’t you ever hear about King Adolphe Fredrick? Well, look him up. One tray of semlor is 15 buns. Usual competition rules apply.
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December 5, 2014 |
We have to admit it: We LOVE our new Christmas stockings. Richard the Designer did a good job in placing the Christmas Elk just right – and we can’t wait to hang ours by the fireplace. We believe Santa will favour anyone who hangs up a ScandiKitchen Stocking this year. The stockings are limited additions and there will be no more of this edition once they are gone.
You can get hold of your own special stocking at the cafe shop – priced £4.95 while stocks last. If you can’t make it to the shop and you really really need one, speak to Helena at the warehouse, she has a secret stash and may be able to help you.
The stockings are nice and big (55cm long) and actually fit a whole load of stuff. Loads. A proper big Santa sized stocking indeed.
We’ve decided to fill a stocking with Scandi foodie goodies and give to one lucky winner this week. Yes, a full stocking, stuffed with everything from Christmas beers to ginger biscuits, chocolates, glogg and much more.
To be in with a chance to win, simply answer this easy question:
The animal featured on the 2014 ScandiKitchen stocking is a…
Answer to email@example.com by email before Tuesday 9th December 2014 at noon.
One winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries.
Terms: Yes, we will send the prize to you to a UK address if you win. We will fill the stocking with goodies, all will be ambient goodies (not chilled). No alternative prize. No changes can be made to the stocking. No cheating. No cash alternative. Usual rules apply. Limited edition stockings: only 50 are for sale of these in 2014. No more will be printed in 2014.
November 28, 2014 |
We are big fans of Danish singer songwriter Tina Dickow here at ScandiKitchen. She’s playing at Shepherd’s Bush Saturday 29th November and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for the gig.
O2 Shepherd Bush Empire
Sat 29 Nov 14
Doors open 7.00pm
Fancy the chance to pop along to hear her sing for free? Then just answer this easy question to be in with a chance to win:
Which is these bands are NOT Danish?
Answer to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 pm today Friday 28th November so we can get you on that guest list! Winner will be notified just after 5 pm today by email. Usual rules apply, no alternative prizes, one winner only, tickets not valid on any other date. No cheating. All responsibilities for this concert lies with promoter, not ScandiKitchen.
There are also still a very few tickets left if you want to get your hands on them: CLICK HERE TO BUY
It is no secret that we Nordics absolutely love aquavit. Okay, yes, it’s strong stuff, but we only do drink it when we’re having smörgåsbord and we’re usually pretty careful with the stuff.
The Nordics have been drinking aquavit for centuries – since the 15th century, in fact. The tipple is usually around 40% alcohol and flavoured with strong herbs such as dill, caraway and anis – making them a perfect partner for pickled fish, such as herring.
Tomorrow Saturday 29th November we’re honoured to be joined by the all-knowing Aquavit expert Jon, who will be on site from midday onwards, offering helpful teachings and tastings to all our customers about a range of different aquavits. In fact, we did similar taste training at the cafe this week and we learnt a lot about not only the Aquavits that we serve at the cafe but also different types available on the market. Jon is bringing several aquavit – and will be making some aquavit based cocktails, too.
Aquavit is usually drunk ice cold but when you do the tasting without food, you sip it instead of down it all in one – and this is why Rebekka, Trine and Joanna look a bit shocked in the picture as it is a lot stronger in flavour this way! Just remember, when you serve it at home, pop the bottle in the freezer for a good few hours before hand and serve the shots – with food – and you don’t need to sip.
If you are popping by on Saturday, join our competition, too: Everybody who buys any aquavit tomorrow at the cafe will be entered into a competition to win 2 extra bottles (A 700ml bottle of Hammer Aquavit AND a 700ml bottle of Jubilæums Aquavit) – winner will be drawn at end of the day and be notified by phone to come pick up their extra stash. Usual rules apply, no alternative prize.