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New Nordic's Cool, But Old Scandinavian Food Holds Its Own

New Nordic's Cool, But Old Scandinavian Food Holds Its Own | Finland | Scoop.it
Scandinavian cuisine is a product of geography and climate, plus some seafaring Viking history.

Although its praises are seldom sung, traditional Scandinavian fare — full of seafood, berries, roots and rye — has a lot to recommend it. To be clear, we're not talking fancy French technique or expansively layered spice palettes. We're talking about simple farm fare, hearty whole grain breads and rich seafood stews, food meant to sustain you during the winter. And according to some studies, it may actually be fairly healthy.

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Love dill...PLUS

Mushrooms, roots crops , peas...MMM

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8 Ways Scandinavia Impressed Us This Year

8 Ways Scandinavia Impressed Us This Year | Finland | Scoop.it
Eight reasons we loved Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland in 2011.

After looking back on a year of Shelter posts, we realized that our obsession with Scandinavia was embarrassingly obvious.

This year saw a steady stream of sustainable innovation, progressive thought, and great design coming out of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and their not-officially-Scandinavian-but-Scandinavian-in-our-hearts cousins, Finland and Iceland.

Here’s a list of eight things that set our hearts a-flutter about Scandinavia this year.

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Dani K Style: Scandinavian Summer

Dani K Style: Scandinavian Summer | Finland | Scoop.it
In case you missed part one of my #oslo and #helsinki adventure here it is again. http://t.co/QL6LXmU don't miss part two tomorrow!
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Fjord Norway, Stockholm & Helsinki, from Bergen - Authentic Scandinavia - Online Booking

Fjord Norway, Stockholm & Helsinki, from Bergen - Authentic Scandinavia - Online Booking | Finland | Scoop.it
10 days Scandinavia tour. Travel across Norway on spectacular railways and fjord cruis. Visit the Scandinavian capitals Oslo and Stockholm, as well as Helsinki.
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Finnish museum work | News | Building Design - International competition

Finnish museum work | News | Building Design - International competition | Finland | Scoop.it
Serlachius Gosta Museum, which houses one of the largest art collections in Scandinavia.

International competition attracted 579 entries...

Financial and administrative director of the museum Juha Roponen said: “The interest in our competition has surprised us with its broadness. During the winter, architects from all over the world have made excursions to [local area] Joenniemi milieu. Competition entries have come from every continent, up to Australia and South-America.”

Entries will be accepted until 30 September, see www.southharbour.fi for more information.
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Amazon.com: A History of Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland (9780816637997): T.K. Derry: Books

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The Scandinavian-Welfare Myth Revisited

The Scandinavian-Welfare Myth Revisited | Finland | Scoop.it
Obama seems hell-bent on expanding the US welfare state at any cost, and of course no welfare-state debate is complete without bringing up the Scandinavian countries as the example of statism causing prosperity.

 

As the Heritage index shows, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland have more economic freedom than most of their European counterparts, including Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. While the Scandinavian countries do tend to have higher taxes and government spending than most other European states, the other states tend to have more regulation and less efficient and transparent legal systems, which cancel out the positive effects of the lower taxes.

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Little Study of the Saami, Finns and Scandinavians

Little Study of the Saami, Finns and Scandinavians | Finland | Scoop.it
As large sample sizes have a tendency to drown the 4 sample Saami clustering I have done a small study using only 4 individuals from each population to try to infer the Saamis relationship with other populations.
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A Luxury Travel Blog » Win a trip to Scandinavia!

A Luxury Travel Blog » Win a trip to Scandinavia! | Finland | Scoop.it
A new campaign offers a chance to win a trip to Scandinavia, or an iPad2, through a website devoted to bringing local passion for the Nordic region to US...
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Elder Care Residences in Helsinki for Affluent German, Russian, Scandinavian citizens, seek Investor | PRLog

Elder Care Residences in Helsinki for Affluent German, Russian, Scandinavian citizens, seek Investor | PRLog | Finland | Scoop.it
PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 08, 2011 – Traxer Ltd specialising in International Trade & Business Development is seeking investors to launch Elder Care Homes in Helsinki Region to accommodate affluent German, Russian & Scandinavian citizens, seek Investors.

Despite the recessionary economic climate in Europe, and lack of capacity in Private Care homes in Scandinavia, the rising rents have had little impact to prevent the demands surpassing the supply.

Wealthy Russians are seeking comfort, safety and quality of service to place their ageing and handicapped relatives, and Finland is a preferred choice. Ease of access by rail, road, air from St. Petersburg and Moscow are prime considerations.

The City of Helsinki is in short supply of accommodation and currently pay Euro 180+/day/person and upto Euro 5000-; /month/person, short-term contracts, in some private care homes.
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WorldScreen.com - Articles - New Food Channel Set for the Nordic Region

WorldScreen.com - Articles - New Food Channel Set for the Nordic Region | Finland | Scoop.it
HELSINKI: Nordic Food Channel is a new service launching across Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark that focuses on Scandinavian food, cooking and healthy Nordic lifestyle.

The channel debuts first in Finland, in September, with the further rollouts planned for later in the year. Nordic Food Channel will spotlight ecological ingredients in making food, providing viewers with tips on how to make local and seasonal food better and make healthy choice related to their daily life. Social- and family-related themes will be seen throughout. Most of the programming will be sourced from the Nordic region, also using local talent.
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