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November 21, 2013

Nordic Christmas Markets 2013 - this weekend 22, 23, 24 November


This week and weekend is on of the biggest in the Nordic ex-pat calendar. It’s the week of the Christmas Fairs.

We support these fairs wholeheartedly and we absolutely love going along and help if we can. The different organisation and Churches play a very important role to all Nordic ex-pats both for general support, religious support, as a meeting point, cultural centres and just simply nice places to be and visit.

Here’s the low down for this weekend’s markets in London:

Swedish Church Christmas Fair - Marylebone

A really wonderful and warm welcome to all at the Swedish Church in Harcourt Street. Open Thursday till 20:00 and all day Saturday and Sunday. We specifically recommend the traditional Glögg mulled wine, a secret recipe by The Reverend Mikael Persson, the Swedish Priest. Heavenly (Excuse the pun). We went to the pre-view yesterday and got our hands on Pippi Longstocking umbrellas and fancy knitted kid's strawberry hats!

Swedish Church is on Harcourt Street W1 - directions here www.swedishchurch.com

Norwegian Church Christmas Fair - Rotherhide

Everything from waffles to lompe, mulled wine and a lot of Norwegian ‘Jule’ cheer. The Norwegian Church in Rotherhide is a huge cultural centre for all things Norwegian – and Norwegian people and friends of Norway. The food market is huge and bulging with goodies.

ScandiKitchen will have a stand right outside the Norwegian Church where we will be serving hot mulled wine.

Sjømannskirkens Julebasar is on 22-24 November 10:00-18:00

How to get to the Norwegian Church (nearest tube Rotherhide) click here

Danish KFUK YMCA Christmas Bazaar – Hampstead

This event is a pilgrimage for a lot of ex pat Danes every year. It’s extremely busy and packed but worth a trip – they have everything from hotdogs to Christmas beers and real Danish ‘hygge’ feelings. They do a lot of decorations too – from calendar advent candles to ceramics so you can pick up a few prezzie.

Dansk KFUK’s Julebazar is on 23/24 November 10-17.  Find the Danish Bazar here

The Finnish Church in London Christmas Market

A warm welcome and genuine Christmas cheer awaits you at the Finnish Church in Rotherhide – everything from ‘squeaky cheese’ and Rye pastries with egg (Karelian Pies) and cinnamon buns as well as a huge food market. Open all this week until Sunday at 17:00.

ScandiKitchen will be there as we are part of the Scandi Christmas Market taking place between the Norwegian and Finnish church – so pop over and see us.

Nearest tube is Rotherhide; here’s a map Click here

Scandinavian Christmas Market 2013

Scan Events are doing the Scandi Christmas Market again this year in Rotherhide, outside the Finnish and Norwegian Churches.  Open Fri, Sat and Sun all day – pop by and say hello to us, we’ll also be there, selling hotdogs and warm mulled wine. Say hi to our team: Marte, Linnea, Jonas, Little Jonas, Torben and Kaisla.

More about Scandinavian Christmas Market here



July 23, 2013

New Swedish School in London (weekend classes for kids)


We got this info about the new Saturday School for Swedish speaking kids in North London.

They have spaces - please contact below.



January 28, 2013

The Danish School in London - Open Day

This is a fantastic initiative: Finally, A Danish school in London.

It opens next school year and will start by taking in students from age group 4-7

The school is based in Clerkenwell EC1.

More info here www.daniaschool.com



November 23, 2012

Scandinavian Christmas Markets 2012 - (23,24,25 Nov 2012)

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It's the weeked for ALL the Scandi Christmas Markets in London

(23rd, 24th and 25th November 2012)

Swedish Church, Harcourt Street, London - Sat and Sun 11-6 (sat), 12-5 (sun) LINK HERE

Norwegian Church, St Olav's Square, Rotherhide 11-5 (Fri), 10-6 (Sat), 12-4 (Sun) LINK HERE

Finnish Church in London LONTOON SUOMALAINEN MERIMIESKIRKKO, Rotherhide 12-8 (Fri), 10-6 (Sat), 11-5 (Sun) - also continues through out next week LINK HERE

Danish YMCA Julemarked 43 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, 11-5 (Sat), 10-4 (Sun) LINK HERE

The Scandinavian Christmas Market - Outdoor market with loads of Scandi stalls, foods, presents, krims krams and nice hyggelige people  - Rotherhide, outside Finnish and Norwegian Church (yes, we're there, selling mulled wine and gingrbread dough, biscuits, delicato and more) LINK HERE

All a bit too much?  Pop by our shop. We'll put the coffee on, save you a piece of cake and always have time for a few hugs.  We're open as normal 10-18 Saturday and 10-17 Sunday.

God Jul x



November 05, 2012

Trine Hahnemann's Scandi Christmas courses

As you know, we love Trine.  She's ace.  

We're super excited to be able to help spread the word about her Scandi Christmas Cooking Courses at Food52 in Islington - she is hosting both Scandi Baking and Christmas entertaining.

There's also a course that offers parents a chance to bake with their children - a really wonderful idea and the perfect pre-Christmas gift.

More info right here

Quote Scandi Kitchen when you book and get 20% off the course price.

Trine will also be at Scandi Kitchen on 15th November to sign books and have a chit chat if you fancy popping along.  We'll put the glogg on.


May 15, 2011

New Swedish Mum's Meet-up group (Central London)

A lovely lady called Mia have asked us to make Swedish ex pat Mums aware of her new meet-up group, so if you fancy joining up with other Swedish Mums, feel free to get in touch.

Her contact details can be found here

There is a meet up this coming Thursday 19th May 2011 at Regent's Park - and still spots to join in.  Click on the link and join the group and meet some nice new friends.



January 27, 2010

Free spaces at the North London Swedish School

A while back we told you about the new North London Swedish School that is opening on the weekends.  They have filled most spaces but a few remain for the over 6's and just a very few for thew under 6's, so if interested, get onto Mari on northlondonswedishschool@yahoo.co.uk.

The first term will be taking place in Marylebone at the Swedish Church Hall.



September 29, 2008

Having a baby? How about having it the Scandi way...

Baby One day workhops are now being held at Scandi Kitchen for a group called Prepare4birth - lovely Swedish Kiki and Nina are hosting one day workshops on birth preparation.  The courses are designed for couples to attend together and they are using the downstairs area of Scandi Kitchen for the event.

The course is a one day course from 10 am - 5 pm - lunch and refreshments are included in the price (£185 per couple).

There are still a few spots left for the course on Saturday 29th October - visit here for more info

September 22, 2008

Little shops we like #4


Anna Wetterlin is a Swede, living in London.  She set up her own company designing and selling Swedish style children’s moccasins – meaning no more slipping and sliding for the kids running around inside.

With a background in fashion, Anna set about designing the wonderful little Moccis, as she calls them.  Moccis are made of ecotex certified materials and the leather soles allow the little feet to move freely and for the baby’s muscles to develop properly. 

Anna’s Moccis are doing well and are currently available in UK, Ireland, Germany and Sweden.

You can find out more about Anna’s super-cute Moccis here


September 02, 2008

Swedish Mum group in Sydney?

One of our lovely Swedish friends who used to live just around the corner from SK moved to Sydney a while back with her husband and two little children.  She was wondering if any of you guys know of a Swedish Mum's group in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney.  if you do, please let us know iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk and we'll put you guys in touch.

We're loving that Scandi Kitchen reaches as far as Australia.  Yahoo.  Come on, help us prove we can world-wide network, Mums!

Little shops we like #3


This post refers back to an older post about nice little shops

One of the things we get asked about most from the people in the Scandinavian community is childcare.  Generally, in the UK, this can be a bit of a minefield but it gets harder when you need childcare that speaks the same language as your kids and you don't happen to be living in your own country.

Nordic Childcare is set up by Minna and Minna from Finland - both are highly educated childcare specialists and have worked with children for many, many years.  Nordic childcare and babysitting provides ad-hoc babysitting as well as planned ones - and they can also find bespoke Nannies and Aupairs who have the linguistic skills families may require.

All Minna and Minna's people are not only CRB vetted (police checked), they have strict reference checks and most are either studying towards childcare qualifications or already have them.  We have heard good stuff back about Nordic Childcare after passing on their detials to people who have enquired via us.

You can contact Nordic Childcare on the address below or pop along to the Mamma Evening this Thursday where they'll also be there.

Nordic Child Care Ltd, 235 Fulwell Park Avenue, Twickenham TW2 5HD

By email:       info@nordic-childcare.co.uk

By phone:      020 7221 7079 / 07833 761658 / 07779 290385


August 19, 2008

Mamma mia

Mother's get-togethers at Scandi Kitchen - a nice place to meet, chat and let the babies play

It can be hard as a new mother sometimes to find places to meet up with other mothers (especially one that allows prams, crying and breastfeeding all at once). At Scandi Kitchen, we have both Scandinavian Mother's meet-ups with babies during the day - and once a quarter we have Scandinavian Mother's evenings where we meet without the children (and sometimes drink a glass of wine or three).

Our space downstairs can hold around 8 prams/kids plus mums (any more and it gets too cramped). Let us know if you want to attend one of the groups we have already - or if you want to start arranging your own one.

Fancy running a Norwegian meet-up group? Perhaps you are a Swedish nanny or au-pair who wants a place to meet other like-minded colleagues for coffee with the babies you look after? Want to meet other Danish mums in London? A Finnish parent but have nobody else for your kids to practise their Finnish with? Let us know, we'll help you set up your group


Picture from the Danish Mother's group that meets on the 2nd Monday of

every month and last Friday of the month at Scandi Kitchen.

L to r: Alexander, Astrid, William and Johan.

June 05, 2008

Super Plonk wine evening

So, our wine evening ended up not being so much just for Scandi Mums but just a good bunch of people who got together to learn from our friend Ray the wine dude. And wowsa, did we learn stuff - from how and why to swivel the glass to how far to stick your tooter into the glass and what grapes are used for what.  It was really interesting and we're planning another evening for beginning of September.

More about Ray here


..and tom cruise is this tall...


everyone thinks they're a great "I'll get that artistic shot" photographer by the 7th glass of vino.... sadly, it's not so true. Note the greasy fingerprints.  Classy.

May 22, 2008

Scandi Mums wine tasting on 4th June - still spaces

We still have some spaces for our Scandi Mum's wine tasting event on the 4th June in the evening - if you are interested in coming along, mail bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk - you can read more about the event here and see a lovely picture of our wine expert, Ray, sitting in a crate of freshly pressed grapes. 

May 11, 2008

Danish mum groups at SK

Just to remind anyone interested:  there are 2 Danish language mum/dad groups that meet at SK - the first is every second Monday of the month at 10:30 am till after lunch and the other is last Friday of the month from 13:00 until around 16:00.

If you want to pop along with your child (most range from 0-2 years old), e-mail bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk as spaces are limited - first come, first served (we have 8 pram spaces only).

We still have a few spaces for our group tomorrow at 10:30

Anyone interested in setting up any other groups, just let us know and we'll help sort it out for you.

May 06, 2008

Scandi Mother's Group: Wine tasting 4th June

Rayoconnor_2 At SK we have a Scandi Mum's group that meets once in a while at SK for a glass of wine and a chit chat - and we also arrange a few special events.  Next event will be on the 4th June where a chap called Ray O Connor will grace up with his presence for a wine tasting session - actually teaching us how to taste wine and drinking some of it in the process.  Ray won the Young Wine Writer of the year last year and is not your stereotypical dusty, old wine expert.  Places are stirctly limited to 20 persons for the session, so please let us know if you want to join: iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk.  Please note there is a charge for wine at this event (between £10-15, direct to Ray himself, not us - he's just covering expenses).

You can read more about Ray here http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/4912/2007-Young-Wine-Writer-announc.ehtml


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