Is Lagom vastly different from hygge? Well, no. They’re not in competition. They are, in actuality, exceedingly compatible. Fredagsmys is hygge, fika is hygge, spending time outside is hygge. Whether you choose the Swedish or the Danish name is more the question. In their love for jumping on bandwagons and breaking down self-created idols, papers this year have been quick to jump over hygge as … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Lagom.
Linnea Dunne is a Swede living in Dublin. I am predisposed to like her already. Anybody who tries to preach balance and abstinence to the Irish is a brave, brave woman. And that is what she does in her book, Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. Lagom, as any scandi fan or nordic nerd will know, is the Swedish word for a life lived … Continue reading Hygge Book: Lagom by Linnea Dunne
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…..
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
***I was actually sent a free copy of the book to review, but all thoughts and reactions are my own and not at all biased*** OK. At least, not biased by being sent the book to review, only by the fact that Brontë Aurell is an awesome Motherhygge who puts into one sentence as much common sense about hygge as many writers take a book … Continue reading Hygge Book: The Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell
I have been looking forward to writing this post for a long time!!! I live in Liverpool (born about 8 miles out of it) and my children probably count as Scousers to the rest of the world. I’m not even going into what is or isn’t a Scouser… for a few good thoughts on it, read this Guardian question, Why are people from Liverpool called … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Lobscouse
Today’s recipe is directly inspired by the ginger cookies that will be made and eaten all over the Scandinavian and Nordic world between now and Christmas.Pebbernodder, brunkage, pepparkakor; ginger is a big flavouring at this time of year. And it’s not just a scandi thing. All over Europe, when the temperature drops, the ginger comes out. The health benefits of ginger as shown in this … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Slice and Bake Ginger cookies
When I visited Scandinavian Kitchen on Saturday, one of my prime reasons for going was to see if they had Kladdkaka on the menu and to try it out precisely so I could see what the texture and feel of the cake was. You see, kladdkaka is a Swedish cake that is designed not to look done. It’s like serving Brownie in a complete cake … Continue reading Recipe Tuesday: Does this cake look cooked to you? Kladdkaka!