Christmas Donuts -First day of Advent

On the first day of December, in many Danish homes a countdown candle is lit and burned a little each day until Christmas Eve. The children are already excited in anticipation of the coming events and parents give them Christmas calendars with small presents and sweets Each morning they hop out of bed and run […]

Thanksgiving Turkey with all the trimmings

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States and as I am an American, I will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Denmark. However, not on Thursday, the 22nd of November, the fourth Thursday in November. We do not have a four day holiday and therefore, I will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Sunday the 25th of November with […]

Curly Kale Soup with Sour Cream

There are many kinds of kale.Denmark has mostly curly kale. Curly kale trives in frost and the cold weather and it is full of fibre, antioxidanter, important minerals such as calcium, iron, mangan and potassium and vitaminers such as A, K, and C. In fact, 100 grams/3 oz. has as much as three times the […]

Baked Apples with Cowberries/Cranberries

The Danish climate is very favorable for growing apples. Long days where the sun raises early, around four in the morning, in the summer and sets in the evening, around ten, gives the trees more light than many other places. At the same time, apples grown in a cool climate where there can be a […]

Mortens Evening – Roasted Duck with Prunes and Apples

Many Danes still keep the tradition of Mortensaften alive by gathering the family to eat goose or duck. Saint Martin’s Day is celebrated each November 11th in a long line of countries, mostly as a harvest festival. In Denmark, the day is not an official holiday but many older generations still mark the occasion with […]

Sarah Bernhardt Cookie

This cookie is named after the famous French actress Sarah Bernhardt ( 1844-1923). She visited Denmark many times and around the turn of the century a cake was created for her. This cookie is one of the most popular pastry in Denmark. Sarah Bernhardt Cookies Cream Ingredients 14 oz, of a good dark chocolate 32 […]