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  • Oh Crab!

    by Sanne

    In Denmark, the most common crab species is Brown Crab, which is caught in the North Sea (which, funny enough, is the sea along the Danish west coast). Getting the…

  • When Bølle was younger, his favorite holiday tradition was to knock over Santa and Santa’s wife every morning before ripping apart other Christmas decorations in front of them (I guess…

  • Yesterday was my birthday and my family got me a kagekone (cake woman) from the local bakery shop. In Denmark, you are often served kagekone or kagemand (cake man) at…

  • After a long hiatus, Trine and I were back for all-you-can-eat sushi at Nara yesterday. The reason for our long break from Nara was that we tried Bar’sushi a couple…

  • Yesterday, Trine and I had dinner with my friend and golf buddy Peter. He has been in Jylland for the last couple of months, to finish writing his book about…

  • Today, Sister T and I went for brunch at Mums, which is a quaint little café near the marina in Fredericia. We were there at 10, when they opened, and…

  • My friend April from New York was visiting Denmark last week, so I finally had the chance to introduce her to pickled herring, rundstykker and other Danish food. We also…

  • Nara Sushi in Vejle

    by Sanne

    Trine and I almost always end up at Djengis Khan Mongolian Barbecue in Fredericia, but lately, Nara Sushi has appeared on our radar. They have all-you-can-eat sushi and lots of…

  • Copenhagen: Brunch at 8tallet

    by Sanne

    Last Thursday I met with Lise and Michael for brunch. They were so kind to come and pick me up at the Central Station, and from there, we drove out…

  • Fredericia – Østerstrand

    by Sanne

    From Dubai Marina to Østerstrand (Eastern beach) in Fredericia, what a contrast! I went with my mom to walk her dog Bølle and Trine’s dog Bella along the beach, and…

  • Denmark: Merry Christmas!

    by Sanne

    Hey, what happened to December? Once again Christmas has taken me by surprise, and with just one day to go, I guess all good intentions of gingerbread houses and Christmas…

  • Danish Food: The Kaj Cake

    by Sanne

    Last weekend I was visiting my parents and at the local bakery, I was excited to find a real Danish classic: A Kaj cake. Kaj is a green frog, and…

  • Seems like Christmas starts earlier and earlier in Denmark and this year, Advent calendars, gløgg, and marshmallow Santas have been available in the supermarkets since mid October, and from late…

  • Danish food: Flødeboller!

    by Sanne

    Flødeboller! In its most basic form, a flødebolle is a chocolate-covered meringue-like mass on a thin, round wafer. You’ll find the popular treat at any Danish kid’s birthday party, but in recent…

  • Around Easter, the kids in Denmark make letters with rhymes and riddles, so-called “gækkebreve”. A snowdrop is attached before the gækkebrev is sent to families and friends anonymously. Instead of…