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  • Trips to Denmark

    Fanø, island in Denmark

    Fanø is a small island in the Danish Wadden Sea, just over one kilometer from Esbjerg on the mainland. A trip to Fanø takes 12 minutes by the ferry, so Fanø is very popular for day trips. But also among owners and tenants of the 2500 summer houses on the island. There are only three villages with Nordby as the largest. We went to Fanø…

  • 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…

  • Food and drinks

    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…

  • Food and drinks,  Other trips

    RIBE, oldest town in Denmark! City trip.

    RIBE is the oldest town in Denmark, it was founded around the year 704. Yes, 704! The inhabitants are called ripensers 🙂 In 2014 Ribe was chosen to be Europe’s Best Big Time Small Destination. This time we visited Denmark/Ribe to celebrate our daughter-in-law’s bachelor and then took the opportunity to explore the very, very old and beautiful houses in the narrow alleys and streets of…

  • Food and drinks,  Other trips,  Uncategorized

    HINDBÆRSNITTER!! Danish cake, including the recipe!

    This time we are sharing a recipe of a very, very typical Danish cake, the hindbærsnitter, or raspberry slices, more or less directly translated into English. But, so far we have only translated the recipe into German. Let us know if you need it in English too. This cake has been made and enjoyed since 1700-something and was so famous that H.C. Andersen often traveled…