Archive for the 'Food' Category

5 trendy neobistroer i Paris

Monday, March 17th, 2014

En av mine favorittguider, svenske White Guide, gir deg vanligvis gode restauranttips i Sverige, men denne gangen er det Paris de skriver om. Få med deg gode tips til kule barer og restauranter i artikkelen her: Det nya parisiska köket stavas néobistro Jeg har plukket ut noen av stedene: Restaurant Abri, White Guide skriver “Jodå, Abri […]

Restaurant Day in Oslo

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

We visited Sweet Rendez-vous kafé at the Majorstua library. Lilla (left) and her two friends from Hungary had set up a lovely pop-up restaurant for the book readers. Here they sold home-made marzipan, cookies, pistachio muffins and savory muffins. And coffee, of course. I love the idea of the international Restaurant Day, you can read […]

A romantic stay at Lysebu hotel in Oslo

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Lysebu is a magic place before Christmas. First weekend in December I stayed there as a part of my work writing for the Historic Hotels blog. (You can read the article in Norwegian here.) We booked the package “romantic stay”, and were not disappointed. 20 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo you find this gem […]

Kafé Strandhaven in Lillesand

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Summer town no 1 in Norway is Lillesand in Aust-Agder! And this year you have one more reason to go: Kafé Strandhaven!  It´s a cosy place with nice food and a great garden with view of the harbour – and far away – the horizon. Go there to have a nice cup of coffee with friends […]

A visit to Svartskog Kolonial in Oppegård

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Just a short drive from Oslo you find many hidden gems. Svartskog Kolonial is one of them. Swedish Anna Snilsberg have created a lifestyle heaven in an old grocery store. She and her family serves gorgeous food in the café and garden, and in the shop she sells lifestyle chocolate, tea, clothes, jewellery and some […]

36 Hours in Oslo by the New York Times

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Looking for the best travel tips for Oslo, Norway? I recommend this article in the New York Times “36 Hours in Oslo” by the freelance writer Ingrid K. Williams if you are visiting my hometown. Here you find the best insider tips for a short stay here. Enjoy! All photos: Kyrre Lien for The New York Times

Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

After reading the dutch blog Yvestown Blog I became fascinated by Eindhoven and Piet Hein Eek, and decided to visit the place next time I´m in the country. This quote from the blog had me convinced: “Don’t just travel to Amsterdam as Amsterdam doesn’t really reflect The Netherlands, it’s just another European capital. Travel south […]

Pumpkins from Jæren, Norway

Monday, November 26th, 2012

I know it´s soon Christmas, and not Halloween! But I just love these pumpkin photos from the Norwegian blog Matogurter. They are taken at Vik, in the south of Norway, at Jæren. A farm offers pick-your-own pumpkins, with great success. If you are interested in the recipe for pickled pumpkin in the last photo, you […]

Knaken café in Kaupanger in Western Norway

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Kaupanger is one of my favorite places near Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. When I read in the Norwegian magazine, D2, about Knaken café, I knew that this would be my pitstop next summer. It is a family run café located in the old sheepbarn belonging to Kaupanger Manor, an old titled […]

Restaurant Meieriet in Herand in Hardanger

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Soon the summer holiday starts! In my opinion the best place to spend it is in Norway. Our country has a lot to offer, and the best time to see it is during summer. Why not choose Hardangerfjord? It is one of my favorite fjords. These photos are from Herand, a small village in Hardanger. […]