Advent Candle: A Scandinavian tradition

Advent Candle: A Scandinavian tradition

It’s December 1st, and across Scandinavia millions will today gather around their advent candle as they celebrate the arrival of their favorite season: Yuletide. The advent candle marks the countdown to Christmas from the 1st of December and until the 24th. Keep in...
Swedish Christmas dinner: An all day feast

Swedish Christmas dinner: An all day feast

If someone knows how to put on a feast, it’s the Swedes. On Christmas Eve you’ll find a minimum of 10 dishes on the table—in most families even more. The Swedes start eating pretty early, usually around lunchtime, and will spend all day feasting. The Swedish Christmas...
Troll Halloween Costume

Troll Halloween Costume

Trolls are an integrated part of Scandinavian culture, in particular in Sweden and Norway. You’ll find few homes that doesn’t sport at least one or two trolls on their shelves as part of their decoration. Trolls come in many shapes and sizes. They are...
Viking Halloween Costume

Viking Halloween Costume

Nothing screams Scandinavian more than a viking costume. We put this little costume together last year, following a few easy steps. It took a lot of research to find the right pieces, but once we had it together, it was perfect. For this costume you don’t need...
The power of wool: Dress for all seasons

The power of wool: Dress for all seasons

As we head in to the coldest months of the year, it’s time to get your layers right. Wool keeps you warm and dry all winter long, but did you know your wool products may work just as well during spring and summer? We’re not talking about the wool you grandmother used to knit for you. But rather, a much improved, lightweight, and versatile product, which best of all, is fashionable.

10 Scandinavian Christmas traditions to try this holiday season

10 Scandinavian Christmas traditions to try this holiday season

Scandinavians are a traditional people. We may be known for modern and sleek designs, but deep down when it comes to some areas, we can be an old-fashioned bunch. Christmas is one of those areas. We treasure our holiday season, and carry out all of our traditions with much due diligence. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Christmas traditions for you to try.

Rice cream with cherry sauce

Rice cream with cherry sauce

Ingredients (serves 8 people) Rice  Cream 1/3 portion rice porridge (see recipe) 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1.5 cup almonds 4 tsp vanilla powder 4 tbsp sugar Cherry Sauce 2 cans of cherries (we like Oregon cherries in syrup) 1 1/2 cup cherry juice 3 tbsp vanilla...
Rice porridge with cinnamon sugar

Rice porridge with cinnamon sugar

Ingredients 2/3 cups of water 1 cup risotto rice 5 cups of milk 1 tsp salt (leave out for the portion used for rice cream) Note: if you want both rice porridge and rice cream, you want to make 1.5x as much rice porridge.   Instructions: Choose a pot with a thick...
Danish band Lukas Graham WOWs on CONAN

Danish band Lukas Graham WOWs on CONAN

Lukas Graham has taken Denmark with storm. We were excited to see their live debut on Conan O’Brien’s show yesterday where they wowed the crowd with their hit song “7 Years”. We took a look in to the history of this emerging band that hails from Christiania, Copenhagen, and loved what we found.