Archive for the 'Lifestyle' Category

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 […]

Restaurant Fabel in Fredrikstad, Norway

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

What a nice surprise! Look at this stunning restaurant house – within the literature house in Fredrikstad. Here at Fabel you have a choice of enjoing your food in the book café, the food bar or in the restaurant. Can´t wait! All photos: Eivind Lauritzen

A visit to Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, Scotland

Monday, April 29th, 2013

A few weeks ago I was in fabulous Edinburgh. As a foodie I always try to visit food markets. Every Saturday morning there is a farmers market in Castle Terrace. Of course I had to take look at all the nice local produce! I bought some Scottish farmhouse cheddar from the isle of Mull, oat cakes […]

A visit to Østenfor near Moss, Norway

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Eco-friendly, ethical and colourful redesign – all in one shop? Yes, it´s possible. Go visit Østenfor – a shop situated close to the town of Moss in Norway. You can read on their Facebook page: “Østenfor is a shop which sells products which communicate hope.” That sentence covers my impression of the shop, too! They […]

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 […]

Minne Gaard, Hedmark, Norway

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Next time you are driving on the main road (E6) north of Oslo – why not stop at Minne Gaard for a coffebreak? By the old bridge at Minnesund, you find charming Minne farm café. They serve homemade bread from the stone oven. The owner, Mette, is a barista, and have learned bread baking from the […]

Baking traditional Norwegian lefse at Skjerven Farm, Oslo

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Are you a big fan of lefse, like me? On Saturday I learned how to bake traditional Norwegian lefse (potato pancakes) and flatbread at Skjerven Farm in Oslo. It is highly recommended for all fans! Flatbread in the making – with the mini corrugated rolling pin. My friend Hanne in action, owner of the food […]

Afternoon tea at Sketch in London

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

A friend of mine has been to Sketch – and I was stunned by the photos of this magnificent place! After some research I found out that the French Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire have devised the menus in the restaurants. That makes the place even more interesting, and on my list for future London trips. […]

Kafé Nyt in Fredrikstad, Norway

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Where to drink coffee in Fredrikstad? Go to Kafé Nyt in Østfold Art Centre. This charming café serves nice cakes, contemporary art on the walls, and a beautiful view! What more can you want? All photos: ostfold-kunstnersenter.no