Lovely Day for a Cykeltur

I recently came across some old pictures of Mormor as a girl back in the day growing up in Denmark. In one she is a picture of the quintessential ‘Danish girl’, with bike and all.  I love to see those old pictures of her and to hear stories of her adventures cykeling i København (bicycling…

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Summer Danish Recipes

Last Sunday was The Danish Home of Chicago’s annual Summer Festival and I was glad I made it out for the festivities.  It was another great afternoon full of traditional Danish entertainment, games and activities for the kids, and loads of Danish fare.  It was great meeting new people and visiting with so many that…

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Sankt Hans Aften: A Midsommer Night’s Dream

Last week I talked a bit about one of my favorite summer pastimes and how it brings me closer to my Danish roots each and every summer. This week another one of my most favorite outdoor activities was celebrated as Danes gathered around the bål (bonfire) to celebrate Sankt Hans Aften (St. John’s Evening).  …

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Wedding Season & A June Giveaway!!

June 5, 2015   It is June and that can mean only one thing: wedding season has begun!     This exciting time of year brings ample opportunities to take part in all of the greatest of summer pastimes: dancing, eating/drinking, and spending time with loved ones – and who doesn’t love that?!   Wedding…

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The Danes and Hockey

It’s nearly June and, thankfully, those long, cold days of summer are finally over.  Despite the fact that the first day of summer is still a few weeks away, Memorial Day weekend always seems to kick-start those tranquil summer vibes.  One thing we can be sure of  though (although living here in Chicago I’m always…

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Danish Birthdays: Thanks for the Sunshine!

May 20, 2015   Birthdays come around but once a year, and this is probably why they are the perfect reason to celebrate.  One of the best things about birthdays is that you can use them as an excuse to do almost anything you want!   The anniversary of the day we were born holds…

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A Mother of a Giveaway to Celebrate Mors Dag!

May 6, 2015   This Sunday is the mother of all days to celebrate Mom, Mor, Mama, or whatever you may lovingly call one of the most special ladies in your life. She put up with all that you dished out and still had enough love to bake you a cake on your birthday, take…

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