Tag Archives: norway

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

What now for Baltzersen’s?

Photo os hampers knit by Grandma Baltzersens at Baltzersen's cafe in Harrogate

After almost 3 years of sharing our home on Oxford Street with our evening service Norse, they are relocating to a new site on Swan Road after a very successful Kickstarter campaign. The restaurant reached their target goal within just … Continue reading

Signe Johansen brings hygge to Harrogate

How to hygge in Harrogate event with Signe Johansen hosted by Baltzesren's Scandinavian cafe at Harrogate Theatre

More than a little bit of hygge was in evidence at Harrogate Theatre when we invited Signe Johansen to share the secrets of the popular Scandinavian philosophy with the local community. As all things should, the night began with coffee … Continue reading

National day in Norway and Sweden: time to celebrate!

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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

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

But First, Let’s Fika: One of Sweden’s simplest pleasures

Homemade Scandinavian delicacy, Skolebrød in Baltzersen's cafe, Harrogate.

We have all taken a fika at some point. It may have been earlier today, at the weekend, or maybe you are about to take one now. You might take a fika with a friend, a family member or even … Continue reading

Sauda, Norway – a Baltzersen’s history lesson

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In the northernmost region of the south-western county of Rogaland, Norway lies Sauda. Neither particularly famous nor infamous, there’s evidence of a society in this area dating back to the last ice age. Why do we care? Because Sauda was … Continue reading

A Fish Market For The Soul – The West Coast Chronicles pt VI

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As far as coastal towns go, Bergen is notorious amongst Norwegians. Renowned for excessive amounts of rain, wind and other unforgiving weather conditions, it’s coastal location has for centuries made it a strong trade point for the fishing industry. During … Continue reading

A Declaration of Independent Coffee – The West Coast Chronicles pt V

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I’d dropped enough pins on Google Maps to cover most of Bergen’s commercial district with spots, now I had to find a viable route. I thought I had made some pretty meticulous choices, but on my way to my first … Continue reading

Bergen Be Mine – West Coast Chronicles pt. IV

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Fine, I hesitate to call this a ‘road trip,’ as Kennet and I were barely on the road long enough to experience Tool’s album ‘Lateralus’ in its entirety. I’m a sucker for the new electronic stuff myself, but when road … Continue reading