Shakespeare’s Danish Link

April 29, 2016   This past Saturday marked the 452nd birthday of William Shakespeare. Coincidentally, it also marked the 400th anniversary of his death. Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, many around the world have recently paid homage to his great literary works. One such notable tribute came from none other…

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A Fairy Tale (eventyr) Birthday

March 31, 2016   This Saturday marks the 211th birthday of celebrated Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875).  Widely considered the most famous Dane, his accomplishments in children’s literature have left a lasting legacy that still reverberates immensely today.   Whether you are conscious of it or not, H.C. Andersen’s short stories and eventyr (fairytales). have inspired much…

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Gaekkebrev and Chokoladeæg and Påskefrokost, Oh My!

March 23, 2016   If you are anything like me, the anticipation for warmer weather has become agonizing!  Having a mild winter was wonderful, but now I have to keep reminding myself that spring just started 3 days ago. Despite the signs all around, from the vintergækker (snowdrop) and påskelilje (daffodils) blooming and birds (and snowbirds…

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Women’s History Month

March 9, 2016   Yesterday was the 115th celebration of International Women’s Day, described on www.internationalwomensday.org as a ‘global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women [and] marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.’ Additionally, the month of March is Women’s History month in the US, originally organized in…

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Nordic Brunch Recipes

March 2, 2016   In the past few weeks, I have been inspired to delve even deeper into the exploration of authentic Scandinavian recipes and tradition.  Not that it should come as a surprise that I would welcome such a task. My obsession with Nordic culture (albeit a healthy one) is pretty apparent, and warranted,…

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An Amazing Bridge

February 25, 2016   Cousin Annelise was recently telling me about her trip from Copenhagen to Malmö, Sweden, and although I was very interested to hear all about her adventures, I just could not get over her description of the Øresundsbroen or Öresundsbron (Oresund Bridge, depending on which side you’re on).  This broen/bron (bridge) spanning…

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