Food&Drink

Recipe: Danish Marzipan

April 29, 2013 olaf 0

The Danish have a healthy love affair with almonds. If you look through some of our recipe posts, you’re bound to find a large amount of recipes with one form of almond or another: Rissealamande has almond essence in it and even a whole almond, Streussels are often garnished with chopped or sliced almonds, as do many Danish pastries. […]

Education

The Devil’s Magic Mill

April 29, 2013 olaf 0

In many folk tales, the Devil is a character that is either there to punish evil-doers, tempt good people, or be outwitted and made out to be the fool. However, in one Danish folk tale, […]

Daily Life

Hjørring Library: Reading is FUNdamental

April 29, 2013 olaf 0

Many libraries all over the world are certainly noteworthy for their fun, eye-popping facades, beautiful interiors, elaborate corridors and walkways, and more. Today, we’ll take a look at one of the libraries where design resonates with its thrust and vision.
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Daily Life

Steampunk in Denmark

April 25, 2013 olaf 0

Imagine a world were technology in the age of industry is a reality. Where 1912 sees the dawn of the Internet, and electricity is shared with the Universe by the work of Nikola Tesla, electricity that is democratic and free of charge. Imagine a world where steam and gears hold both the promise of a better tomorrow, or even the unspeakable horrors of man-made destruction. It is a world of mechanical walkers that thunder on the plains and zeppelins that hum overhead, of explorations into the great beyond, and of adventure beyond your wildest imaginings. […]

Education

Folkedragter: The Many Styles of Denmark’s National Costume

April 18, 2013 olaf 0

A country’s national costume can tell you a lot about the country itself. It tells you what kind of climate they have, the kind of plants and animals that are indigenous to the area( via the threads, dyes, and maybe even furs and leather that make up the garment), and perhaps even the religious and cultural mores of the people. It can even tell you a bit about what kind of overall attitude the people have towards Life, in general. […]

Daily Life

The Lolita Community in Denmark

April 18, 2013 olaf 0

 
Frills, petticoats, lace, and sweetness – there is more to Lolita fashion than meets the eye. This fashion with its dark, riotous roots in Japan’s visual kei circles has since grown and blossomed further, creating gardens of frocked, beribboned, and frilly ladies all over the world. Lolita fashion has the power to turn heads, inspire conversation, curiosity, and awe, and the ladies who don it do so like precious armor. […]

Food&Drink

Recipe: Æblekage

April 16, 2013 olaf 0

Here’s an interesting and uniquely Danish approach to apple desserts. Is it a pie? A cake? A pudding? Whatever you decide, this special treat is sure to please!
Ingredients

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
½ cup white sugar
½ cup hazelnuts
1 pound cooking apples
1 lemon
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons caster sugar
1 egg white

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Education

LGBTQ Rights in Denmark

April 15, 2013 olaf 0

  It has never been a better time to be lesbian, gay, bi, trans, or queer, and this hold even truer when you live in Denmark. Denmark is proud of the fact that it has […]

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