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  • Food and drinks

    Recipe – Risalamande! 😀

    Risalamande, not sure about an English name for this dish, rice pudding perhaps? Probably the most well-known Christmas dessert in Denmark, and certainly our favourite. Here you get the BEST recipe: Ingredients for the first steps (make this the day before the final step): 238 g porridge rice (rissotto rice or in Germany Milchreis is good too), 3-4 dl water x 3, 1 liter full-cream milk…

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    Recipe – Red cabbage salad

    Instead of the typical boiled, warm read cabbage, we decided on a fresh, cold red cabbage salad with apple and orange. Ingredients: red cabbage, apples, oranges, walnuts. Cut the cabbage in thin slices, put it in a big bowl where you can work with it, add a LOT of coarse sea salt and squeeze it and squeeze it together with the cabbage. Rinse the cabbage…

  • Food and drinks

    Recipe – brown caramelized potatoes

    Sugar caramelized browned potatoes is another must on a typical Christmas table. It is fairly simple, but here is the recipe. 1 kg small potatoes, 150 g sugar, 25 g butter and salt. Some use the same kind of potatoes as for cheese fondue, some use asparagus potatoes, food barbarians use canned potatoes Boil the potatoes with the peel on in salted water for 18…

  • Food and drinks

    Your BEST sauce / SOVS

    For EVERY real Christmas dinner, brown sauce (sovs, in Danish. The difference between sauce and sovs is that “sovs” is when there is enough) is a must. Ingredients: 1 stake parsley, 2 stakes celery, 1-2 cloves of garlic, some carrots, 1 onion, the green top of a leek, fresh or dried thyme, whole black peppercorns, 2 bay leaves, 80 – 100 g pancetta (dried and…

  • Food and drinks

    The best possible pork roast

    Typical Danish pork roast with very crunchy cracklings. There are endless recipes for this traditional dish, but here you get the best, ours!  Get a nice size of pork roast, here it is 2,2 kgs, enough for 4 persons, with the skin still on. Some veggies – 2 carrots, one leek, a couple of celery stakes. About 50 whole black peppercorns and enough dried bay…

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    RIVER CRUISE from Basel to Strasbourg and back

    RIVER CRUISE on the RHINE was not really an old and long dream, but we had sometimes considered a cruise on a sea. Then we took a quick decision one day, and booked a river cruise on the Rhine, with just 2 nights and including a visit to Strasbourg with its beautiful Christmas market as a highlight before returning to Basel. This could be, and…

  • Other trips

    Christmas trip to COPENHAGEN, part 2

    Getting up early is a good tip for city trips, even in Copenhagen, so off we went. Tivoli Gardens, the second-oldest amusement park in the World (the oldest is Dyrehavsbakken, also in Denmark), opened in 1843. Almost 5 million visitors come every year to admire the beautiful park with changing themes, this time of course Christmas.    The natural highlight this year is the almost…

  • Other trips

    Christmas trip to COPENHAGEN, part 1

    COPENHAGEN, part 1. We visited Copenhagen for another reason but still managed to be tourists as well. So here some of our activities and even tips for a visit to the beautiful capital of Denmark. Getting to the city centre from the airport is easy, just take the train to the main central station and you are there. A word about ticketing, this might be…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    CHRISTMAS market in ARLESHEIM

    The Christmas Market in Arlesheim, just outside of Basel, is open ONE day every year. Here in 2019 it will be on Saturday 30 November from 12 – 20:00! On and around the Domplatz (Church Square) there are more than 100 boots selling home crafted quality items and lots of places with delicious food and drinks. One of the major differences of this market it…

  • Trips in Switzerland

    Christmas in Gruyères, medieval village, Switzerland

    CHRISTMAS market in Gruyères, a really small but cosy market in the beautiful medieval town. Apart from the castle and other old buildings, Gruyères is mainly known, all over the World, for the extraordinary fine cheese made here. This was also another good reason for us to visit Gruyères again. Most of the many restaurants are serving delicious cheese-fondue in all “stink-levels” 😉 , a…