Do lingonberries have a traditional English name?

lingonberries or cowberriesOver the last few years lingonberry has become a fairly familiar English word. Thanks to a well-known Swedish furniture store putting lingonberry jam, jelly, and cordial on its shelves, and a few foody articles in lifestyle sections of the newspapers, many of us have a general idea that this small red berry is from Scandinavia, [more…]


What is an ice hotel?

Ice hotel bedroom  -  photo by inkiboo - CC-BYSnow hotels and ice hotels are indeed built from snow and ice. Staying in one is a special experience, whether you choose the full deal – sleeping on a reindeer skin laid over an ice-block bed – or opt for a mattress in a glass dome, or a heated log cabin. The first ice hotel [more…]

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