Archive for the 'Norway' Category

Café Herman in Leikanger, Norway

Monday, May 13th, 2013

I love finding hidden gems in Norway – and this is one of them! Café Herman is a must if you are visiting in Leikanger, near Balestand and Sogndal, in the Sognefjord area. It´s off the beaten track, I know, but sometimes it´s nice to drive the extra kilometres, just to experience something new and […]

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 […]

A visit to Møystad Farm in Hedmark, Norway

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Need help to get in the Christmas mood? Why not visit Møystad farm near Hamar in Hedmark? In the café you are served delicious traditional Norwegian Christmas meals. And if you still have some Christmas gifts to buy, there is a little shop on the farm. Traditional flatbread and different mustards is served with the […]

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 […]

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

Larsen in Hamar, Norway

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Lifestyle shops and cafés are popular in Norway, and they keep popping up in Oslo, and in smaller towns. This one, Larsen, is a new shop and café in Hamar, Hedmark. It looks so nice and stylish! Next time I´m in Hamar I´ll have a pit stop here, for sure! Take a look at their […]

Stasjonsfruene, Rollag, Norway

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Update in February 2014: The café Stasjonsfruene was closed in summer 2013. But the place is now called Rollag Stasjon – and is open to the public in the weekends – take a look at their Facebookpage: Rollag Stasjon. I will make a visit in the summer of 2014, and write a blogpost of the […]

Sveinhaug Farm in Hedmark, Norway

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

This summer I am going to visit beautiful Sveinhaug Farm in Ringsaker in Hedmark, Norway. If you are interested in gardens and old restored houses it is worth a visit. In 2008 Sveinhaug opened as a historical guest house. I´ve heard that the food is delicious, too. The farm is situated in the neighbourhood of Ringsaker […]