Category Archives: Nordic

Simple ways to have more hygge in your life this Christmas

hygge at Christmas

It’s all too easy during the hectic festive season to get bogged down in to-do lists, shopping, cooking, wrapping and more. It’s a busy time of year and here at Baltzersen’s we have been thinking of ways to embrace the … Continue reading

Scandi Street Food at its Best – Pølse!

Photo of the Scandi street food pulse (hot dogs) for Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Since the popularity of street food seems to have risen recently, with great places such as Bundobust (a bar serving Indian street food in Leeds) making it into the Michelin Guide, we thought it would be a great idea to … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Around the world, gingerbread has been a festive favourite for many years. Something about the combination of the subtle spices is just perfect for a cold winter’s day when daylight hours are in short supply. Here at Baltzersen’s, we’ve run … Continue reading

Signe Johansen: Bringing hygge to Harrogate!

Signe Johansen

We’re unbelievably excited about presenting a special event with renowned food writer and cook Signe Johansen. It’s at Harrogate Theatre on 25th October, and we’d love you to join us! We’re not exaggerating when we say that Signe – or … Continue reading

Happy birthday to Baltzersen’s!

It’s our birthday! On October 1 it will be four years since we opened the doors at Baltzersen’s. And what a great four years we’ve had! We’ve been featured regularly in national magazines and newspapers, and were finalists last year … Continue reading

National day in Norway and Sweden: time to celebrate!

national day

At Baltzersen’s we love any opportunity for a celebration, so it’s lucky for us that Norway and Sweden each have an official national day when people celebrate their history and traditions with lots of delicious food, flag waving and fun! … Continue reading

Fika: Swedish-style afternoon tea in Harrogate

afternoon tea in Harrogate

We’ve all heard of afternoon tea – but were you aware that the Swedish have a similar concept? ‘Fika’ is traditionally a coffee break accompanied by a sweet baked treat – and it’s a big thing in Swedish culture. It’s … Continue reading

International Waffle Day – 25th March

Photo of a waffles at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in harrogate for international waffle day

Our waffles have been a favourite from the word go. With International Waffle Day approaching we thought we would share our recipe for how to make the best (gluten free) waffles! (And some salted caramel to go with them!)  International … Continue reading

Easter in Norway

Photo of painted eggs in Scandinavian cafe Baltzersen's in Harrogate

Easter in Norway: Traditions Easter in Norway is still a very prominent festival. Though many people are no longer religious, religious traditions are carried out none-the-less. The traditional colour which symbolises Easter in Norway is yellow. Another important traditional symbol … Continue reading

Smørrebrød: Sheffield Edition

photo of salt beef, danish eggs smørrebrød with beetroot syrup and pickled beets in Upshot Espresso, Sheffield

The independent coffee and café scene in the North is constantly growing. Those further south think they have it all in the Big Smoke, but Yorkshire has some great offerings for coffee and food, including an increasing interest in our … Continue reading