Christmas market

Hovinsholm, 24. og 25 November 2018

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THE WINTER WORKSHOP

January 25.-27. 2019

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Welcome to Skafferiet -the Norwegian pantry!

Join my country living life at the manor Hovinsholm, my travels and have my best recipes!

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Food
Food

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved food, loved eating and loved everything that comes with a nice meal. Here you will get my best recipes.

Travel
Travel

Im always searching inspiration -follow me on my travels to find goose bump experiences!

Events
Events

Would you like to have a countryliving retreat here on Hovinsholm? Make food with a small group of people in my farm kitchen and eat together in front of the fireplace? Join one of our workshops! 

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Det er ikke jul før lille julaften
Det er ikke jul før lille julaften

Noen er mer opptatte av julen enn andre. De tenker på jul allerede fra september og spiller julemusikk fra 1. november. De gleder seg til kakebakst, brødbakst, gaveinnpakking, sølvpuss, kjøttrullaging og julestri døgnet rundt. Slik som undertegnede for eksempel.

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Panettone
Panettone

This oh so nice italian Christmas cake is a pleasure to eat and to look at. Double the recipe, wrap one in beautiful paper and give it to a close friend. 

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The chocolate cake (gluten free)
The chocolate cake (gluten free)

 

I have always liked chocolate cakes and I thought I had been eating the best one. I did not. This is the best one. It must be!

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Gnocchi
Gnocchi

Beeing like a potato, in Norway means that a person can do many different jobs -they are versatile. No wonder the potato is used in this metaphor; the potato can be used in so many ways! Gnocchi is one of them and one of my favourites...

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Barley porridge (byggrynsgrøt)
Barley porridge (byggrynsgrøt)

In Norway we have a long porridge tradition. I love all kinds of porridges and can also find reasons for eating it in the middle of the summer!

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Be Parisian, wherever you are
Be Parisian, wherever you are

I´m quite sure I was french in my former life. I love almost everything in France, and Paris in particular. 

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Embrace the autumn
Embrace the autumn

I can´t think of a better way to enjoy the autumn than to have a picnic outside in all the glory! 

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Torta di nocciole (hazelnut cake)
Torta di nocciole (hazelnut cake)

This lovely cake from Piemonte (Piedmont) in Italy is a classic traditional autumn cake. I took the tradition with me back to Norway after a visit last year. 

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Hot countryside girls
Hot countryside girls

In Norway we have a traditional dessert called `tilslørte bondepiker`(veiled countryside girls). This version is quickly made and has a bit more of all that is good ..

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Queen Maud´s dessert
Queen Maud´s dessert

This wonderful dessert was made for Queen Maud of Norway in 1906. It is creamy and delicious and I would eat it every day if I could. I have an issue about creamy desserts...

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My garden cafe´s fabulous crisp bread
My garden cafe´s fabulous crisp bread

At home I bake this for Christmas and easter. I love it! (and my husbond too, I actually have to hide it). We`ve had it in the café in the summer too and it´s very popular there as well. Eat it with a soup or as it is with butter.. or with cheese. It is some work (but of course worth the effort!) -make a double portion while you, after all, is doing the job. 

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Carrot cake
Carrot cake

A soft, juicy wonderful cake filled with raisins and lots of carrots. 

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Brussel sprout sallad
Brussel sprout sallad

A lovely lunch, first dish or use it with meat or fish as a main course. When we have this in the kitchen garden, we can actually pick the brussel sprouts in the middle of the winter as well. They even survive the snow! 

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Boeuf Bourguignon
Boeuf Bourguignon

The perfect weekend food for autumn and winter! 

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Broccoli salad
Broccoli salad

A good way to use the broccoli stalk. Eat it as lunch or appetizer.

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Limoncello spritz
Limoncello spritz

A nice and fresh alternative to the famous sister Aperol spritz

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The light
The light

I have always searched for moments. For goose bumps experiences. For everything that gives life the little extra. Im a collector! 

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Jul på Hovinsholm 24. & 25. November
Jul på Hovinsholm 24. & 25. November

 

Velkommen til det store, stemningsfulle julemarkedet på Skafferiet og Hovinsholm Gård 24. og 25. November 2018

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The midsummer workshop
The midsummer workshop

June 8.-10. 2019:

Midsummer is around the corner, the days and nights are bright and extremely beautiful. Since its too bright outside to sleep, the evenings will be long and full of magic, as midsummer always is in nordic countries.

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The spring workshop
The spring workshop

April 5.-7. 2019

A workshop in the early, tender spring and the focus will be easter/spring food.

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The winter workshop
The winter workshop

January 25.-27. 2019:

The winter food workshop. We will hopefully have some snow and a wonderful winter weekend together.  

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Turin, wonderful inspiring Turin
Turin, wonderful inspiring Turin

No secret: I love Italy. I love Turin. Like many other italian cities Turin has a beautiful architecture, art, the charming italian atomosphere, life, people and culture, fabulous food and drinks, the country living quite close and also Turin has a short way to the alpes and it  feels a bit untouched...like traveling some decades back in time. I love it! 

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Kokkari, on the greek island Samos
Kokkari, on the greek island Samos

The small, quiet and very charming fishing village

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The dream of Mamma Mia - Pythagorion
The dream of Mamma Mia - Pythagorion

I visited Pythagorion in May, while there where few tourists. I experienced a calm and beautiful little town with a long harbour of fishing boats, lots of restaurants, colorful flowers, charming side streets with hidden mamma mia kind of places and lovely people. 

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Plum salad with mozzarella
Plum salad with mozzarella

A wonderful and quick appetizer with plums, mozarella and mint

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Beetroot burger
Beetroot burger

Meatfree day? make the mixture today and you´ll have a quick dinner tomorrow

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    I am an actress, author, café owner and home cook with passion for food, life, people and travel. 
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    Charlotte Sveinsen