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Denmark Blog

  • 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…

  • Have I told you about Line and Maria before? They’re my old friends from pilot school, and last week we met for brunch at Wulff & Konstali. We don’t see…

  • Fastelavn in Denmark

    by Sanne

    Last Sunday we celebrated Fastelavn in Denmark. Fastelavn is a Danish kind of carnival, which is nowadays mostly for kids. It is celebrated 7 weeks before Easter Sunday and all the kids…

  • My sister Trine makes the best moules frites, so whenever we’re together I’ll try to convince her to cook me some. Luckily, she’s very easy to convince, so the challenge…