Quarantine Kitchen | Orange Cardamom Easter Bunny Rolls

Wonder What Denmark Does at Home When on Lockdown?
BAKE WITH ALL YOUR HAMSTERED YEAST

While the rest of the world was hoarding toilet paper, here in Denmark the Danes load up on yeast. (And toilet paper.) It’s true. But yeast. That one was a surprise to me at first. But digging a bit deeper, and asking a few Danes, it turns out there is a precedent for all that yeast knabbing. Continue reading “Quarantine Kitchen | Orange Cardamom Easter Bunny Rolls”

When Extraordinary Situations Strike in a Life Lived Abroad

Don’t Underestimate the Emotional Quotient of Feeling Far Far Away
AND ALSO | PLEASE DON’T JUDGE MY RESPONSE

We live in Copenhagen. For the last five years. And last night, the Prime Minister of Denmark announced that the country would go on lockdown, in an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus COVID19. Schools and universities and daycares would close. Public sector employees would be sent home (with pay.) Cultural institutions should shutter. People were recommended to work from home. Indoor gatherings of 100+ participants to be banned. This is serious stuff. Not since World War II has the little Scandinavian nation of Denmark recommended such a lockdown. Continue reading “When Extraordinary Situations Strike in a Life Lived Abroad”

Take a Road Trip Through the Wild West From Texas to the Oregon Trail

Fun for all ages in the Western United States

Explore parts of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Oregon

Pack the car, get your road trip playlist tuned in and turned up. Time to jump in your rig – we’re riding through the wild west today. No cowboy boots or ten-gallon hats required. This rowdy route has a little something for everyone. There will be scenic vistas to swoon over and some seriously tasty vittles to try (that’s wild west talk for grub – or FOOD.) There’ll be pretty trails to hike, plus some ancient and American history to take in. What better place to start, than in west Texas. Read along. Get inspired. And don’t worry, there’s a map with all the road trip stops and sites to see at the end. Saddle up, we’re headed west. Continue reading “Take a Road Trip Through the Wild West From Texas to the Oregon Trail”

Discover the Hidden Gems of Lolland, Denmark

Enjoy a day out on Denmark’s southernmost island 

As the fourth largest island in Denmark, Lolland is a little bit country and not much rock and roll, but the rural landscape here offers a chance to slow down and explore idyllic nature, lovely coastlines, charming harbor towns, stone age history and some seriously grand estates. 

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World Class Art by the Sea at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Jump on the train from Copenhagen for a brilliant day out in Denmark
A HISTORIC HOUSE IN HUMLEBÆK TURNED MODERN ART MUSEUM

The best art museum in Copenhagen is not actually in Copenhagen. But it’s pretty close. And the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art that sits by the sea north of the capital is definitely worth making the extra effort to explore. Pop on a regional train from Copenhagen’s Central Station bound for Helsingør, but make sure you don’t miss your stop. Humlebæk is where to find this world-class museum, a quick 10-minute walk from the station. A perfect day out in Denmark. Continue reading “World Class Art by the Sea at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art”