Nordic Lifestyle

Advent Is In The Air

Advent is almost here. Of course we all know what this means: You can play and listen to holiday music without people thinking you’re “rushing ...
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Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood

When you hear the words “Norwegian Wood” you probably think of the song by the Beatles. But there’s a new “Norwegian Wood” in town – ...
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Nordic Forest Creatures

One of the themes of our 2019 catalog is Forest Creatures. This blog post will talk about some forest creatures you will find in Scandinavia ...
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Eureka It’s Time For Fika

Yesterday (September 29th) was National Coffee Day and Friday (October 4th) is Cinnamon Bun Day, or Kanelbullens dag, an annual celebration in Sweden. So it ...
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Meet The Viking Dog

No not this kind of Viking dog .... We are talking about the Swedish Vallhund – an ancient, national dog breed of Sweden breed is ...
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It’s Strawberry Season In Norway

Actually it is berry season in Norway. (It is also berry season in Sweden and most of these berries are also found there. Our next ...
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Picnics Scandinavian Style

Tomorrow, June 18th, is International Picnic Day, a day we celebrate one of the greatest ways to enjoy the summer season—an outdoor picnic with friends, ...
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Spring Cleaning in Scandinavia: Squeaky Clean and Squeaky Green

Cleanliness is next to godliness, or so the saying goes; but for folks in the Nordic countries, it may be the other way around. They ...
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Semla Day Is Coming

March 5th is Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday or, in Sweden it is “Semmeldagen” (the day of the Semla). This is the national day of ...
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Herring and Sill and Klädesholmen – Oh My

Swedes eat over 3,000 tons (that’s 6,600,000+ pounds) of pickled herring every year. That’s literally a boatload of herring. The herring (commonly known as sill) ...
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