Skafferiet -The pantry

THE GARDEN CAFE

While the island is at its most beautiful, the garden is rich and bloomy, the grain straws are dancing in the wind, the field is green an powerful and the kitchen garden is full; exactly then our summer garden café is open. 

We are baking lovely bread and delicious homemade cakes with only fresh and real ingredients, making summer salads, grinding coffee and welcoming you with a smile. You can sit in the lovely fruit og flower garden, under an apple tree, close to the roses, with a view towards the duck pond or the lake, or maybe under the pergola or in the charming glass veranda inside. 

You will be served by girls in country living style dresses and headscarfs or boys in linen trousers, shirts, braces and sixpences. 

After having a lovely and homemade meal made by the farms and local ingredients in those incredible charming surroundings, you can take a walk down to the lake using a farm road in the middle of the wheat, rye and barley. Maybe you can say hello to the horses on the pasture, stroll by the farmshop situated in the old stable or just relaxing enjoying the wonderful farm atmosphere on Hovinsholm. The island isn't called `the holy island`for no reason! The place is surrounded by history and good atmosphere. 

We opened the garden cafe in 2008 and it have ever since been a huge success. 

The shop and the café is open every day 11-16 (Sundays 12-16) from the end of June until the beginning of August.

 

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THE CHRISTMAS MARKET 

In the end of November every year, we have a Christmas market on the farm. Exhibitors from the local surroundings and also from other parts of Norway, are coming to sell their homemade products. You will find food, clothes, Christmas decorations, Christmas gifts, soap, jewelleries and more. The entire farm is decorated in a nostalgic, historical way with lots of pine needles and hundreds of spruce trees. There are fireplaces, the smell of food all over, flares, horse and sleigh with bells and lots of things to see and explore. We are using the barn, the stable, the old cowshed and the big courtyard outside during the market and all the food selling is of course home made. 

In 2018 the market is open the 24. & 25. th November from 12-17. The price to enter is 80 nok for one adult, 100 nok for two adults. Children under 12 years are free. 

The garden cafe is also open during the market.

 

THE GROUPS AND PRIVATE DINING

During the entire year, I am having small groups of people gathering for lunches or private dinners in my farm kitchen, in the stable or really anywhere outside on the farm. On the field, close to the lake, in the garden.. Anywhere I can set up a rustic farm table, make it goose bumpy and where I can cook. While you will rest in the beautiful surroundings or in front of the fireplace, maybe with a glass of wine, I will make food with the ingredients I have available. 

I can take groups from 5-20 persons -for a lunch or dinner, a day meeting for companies or just friends gathering to experience something different. 

 

THE WORKSHOPS

A couple of times a year, Im having workshops in my kitchen for about 8 persons at the same time. We are collecting ingredients from the farm, the nature and from other farms in the neighborhood and cooking together in the farm kitchen, before we eat the meals together in front of the fireplace or outside in the surroundings. Its an opportunity to meet other people, stay in a beautiful and different place and to cook and eat together. 

 
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THE BOOKS

MITT GÅRDSKJØKKEN 

Årstidene på Hovinsholm

Published by Stenersen 2016 

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This is my third cookbook! That feels strange and a bit overwhelming -I never thought I would say I had been writing three cookbooks! 

This book is about my traditions and the seasons here on Hovinsholm. 

Im very happy with this book. I love the pictures taken by Arild Kristiansen and I think the book is more than receipts; it will always be like a memory book and photo album for me. Its a lifestyle book and a story of a very nice place in Norway. Hopefully others will find some good feelings and inspiration in it too. Whether you live on the countryside or not, I think the farmlife living is a way of life anyone can dream of..or relate to as a kind of good memory from the childhood. You can find inspiration, nice pictures and receipes everywhere, but I think nothing is comparable with books. I love books. It has been a dream writing my own ones. I have put a lot of time in them, my heart and my life. It´s a story of the beautiful place Im living and the beautiful people Im surrounded by. 

 

SØTT OG GODT FRA SKAFFERIET

Published by Stenersen 2013

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This book was a tribute to my favourite taste: everything sweet! Cakes, desserts, drinks... all good things in life.  It´s a bit more autumn and winter styled than the two other books. 

 

SKAFFERIETS KOKEBOK

Published by Stenersen 2012

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The pantry´s cookbook. My café in four seasons with all the good receipes from the café. Im still very proud of this one and so far it´s the one that has sold the most. Having this in my arms for the first time, was almost like seeing a new baby. It was a piece of me and my heart in it -and still is.