Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – Butternut Squash and Porcini #risotto — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine (Reblog)

Welcome to the Italian Cookery column with Silvia Todesco, and this month another Italian classic dish that all the family will love Butternut Squash and Porcini Risotto In the eight years I’ve lived in eastern Iowa, I’ve never found dried porcini mushrooms anywhere. So, I hesitated to post this recipe, since it felt wrong to […]

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – #Italian Cookery with Silvia Todesco – Butternut Squash and Porcini #risotto — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

*Italian cookery is probably my favourite

Royal History ╽The Deadly Sophxit of Count Konigsmarck and Princess Sophia Dorothea — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY (Reblog)

Today’s post will be the tale of a royal exit written by guest poster Simone T. Whitlow from the blog History and Imagination. Whitlow discusses and tells the life story of Princess Sophia Dorothea and her exiting the royal family. The consequences were enormous. it is a story filled with an unhappy marriage and daring […]

Royal History ╽The Deadly Sophxit of Count Konigsmarck and Princess Sophia Dorothea — THE CHRONICLES OF HISTORY

The tales of kings and queens can be fascinating — even modern incumbents!

ILLUM, Copenhagen — Life in Copenhagen (Reblog)

ILLUM is a department store smack dab in the middle of Strøget, one of the longest pedestrianised shopping streets in Europe. I’ve been to a fair few fancy department stores (hello, South Korea) and ILLUM strikes a good balance – it’s not intimidatingly big (it’s almost cosy!) and there’s a decent selection of stuff to […]

ILLUM, Copenhagen — Life in Copenhagen

*We can begin to make plans for travel, things will return to true normal…

Stadens Museum for Kunst (SMK), Copenhagen — Life in Copenhagen

If walking around for a good few hours admiring European art sounds like your idea of a good time, SMK may just be the place for you. It’s not necessarily my favourite museum, or the most impressive collection I’ve seen – but the way this place was designed to be experienced has something of a […]

Stadens Museum for Kunst (SMK), Copenhagen — Life in Copenhagen

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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres [1780-1867] — Marina Kanavaki (Reblog)

French Neoclassical painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres was born, August 29, 1780 in Montauban, in southern France ❦ A man profoundly respectful of the past, he assumed the role of a guardian of academic orthodoxy against the ascendant Romantic style represented by his nemesis Eugene Delacroix. His exemplars, he once explained, were “the great masters […]

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres [1780-1867] — Marina Kanavaki

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ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj (Part 2) — Life in Copenhagen

If you missed the first post I made on ARKEN, make sure you check that out alongside this one 🙂 In this post I’ll share with you some snaps of ARKEN’s outdoor sculpture park/garden! It was a beautiful walk on a sunny day. Oh, and the cafe in ARKEN overlooking the sculpture park was pretty […]

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj (Part 2) — Life in Copenhagen

Memories of Prague 2019

It’s almost a year since we visited Prague in Czechia, one of our favourite cities.

I am quite sure, like virtually everywhere, it has been affected by the 2020 crises, but it remains one of the most beautiful places in Europe and the world.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Summer in the city (3 Months in Denmark!) — Life in Copenhagen (Reblog)

This summer has been one of tears, goodbyes, joy, light, and love. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster. Yesterday I cried because I talked to some of my friends back in the UK and I missed the life I had there and all the wonderful people I still know there. I cried because I don’t know […]

Summer in the city (3 Months in Denmark!) — Life in Copenhagen

*** I’ve been to Copenhagen (Denmark) a couple of times and enjoyed everything about it — except the price of beer! Great post.

Prague City Centre, Czechia 2019

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Prague, Czechia 2019

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Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czechia

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