How to Hygge is subtitled “The Secrets of Nordic Living” and written from a Norwegian American point of view. I sometimes feel that Norway is the poor relative in the Hygge world: they don’t have lagom or Ikea, they aren’t infamously happy and even the word that they created to mean well-being and happiness in oneself has been hijacked by their once-rulers and near neighbours, … Continue reading Hygge Book: How to Hygge by Signe Johansen
Back when hygge fever hit the shores in September 2016, it was very noticeable that hygge was a popular way to sell things. Hygge throws, hygge cushions, hygge candles (guilty!) flooded the shops. Laura Ashley’s Kitchen collection promoted hygge as a way to enjoy living in their kitchens, and Mint Velvet rejoiced that they had already adopted hygge as the brand name for their relaxed … Continue reading Scheepjes Hygge CAL…. why it’s a correct use of hygge.
Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer was my hygge book last week. I love featuring recipe books, and making recipes from them, but today’s recipe, although it shares part of the title, is based on an old one I used to make for the children. My daughter, God bless her, doesn’t eat cherries but both my sons do, so this is a cake they used to … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Cherry Cake. Say yummy!
International Hygge Day 2017 is next Tuesday, February 28th. Just as Winter is losing his grip and Spring begins to unfold her beautiful quilt of purple, yellow and lime green. When it’s too chilly (mostly) to sit outside for long, but the Sun sometimes summons up enough energy to heat a cold neck to warm enough to take the scarf and coat off. Joining in … Continue reading International Hygge Day 2017
Announcing my new series: A Weekend With….. Every Friday (as often as I am able: please excuse holidays or emergency weeks at work) I will share a blog with you. Not absolutely a blog about hygge, but a hyggely blog. There are so many brilliant blogs out there run by people who are the epitome of my opinion of hygge, that we (the Rest of … Continue reading A Weekend With…..
A recipe book for Hygge Book Thursday. This one is about 8 years old, but will be forever ageless because it has a vintage, nostalgic feel about it. Jane Brocket used to blog under the name Yarnstorm. She was (and still is) a heroine of the blogging world, who managed to move seamlessly from writing about the minutiae of daily life on her blog to … Continue reading Hygge Book: Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer by Jane Brocket
I can’t believe there isn’t an official International Hygge Day already!! So right here and now I am claiming to be the originator of International Hygge Day on the 28th February. That’s right: you have 2 weeks to plan your Hygge for that day. How will you celebrate International Hygge? Will you wear your slippers or socks to work? Will you buy cakes to share … Continue reading International Hygge Day
When you find a good recipe, you stick with it, don’t you? This has been a family favourite since the marriage of Mr and Mrs British Hygge Jem… in other words, since I married my Handsome Solicitor and we set up together. I learned to cook through reading and slavishly following Delia Smith recipes. Now I take a far more relaxed approach to recipes and … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Hung Shao Pork based on Delia’s recipe.