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A taste of the countryside
By Signe Hansen | Photos: Sdr. Vissing Torvehal
Located in beautiful surroundings just 45 minutes from Aarhus, Toften B&B offers visitors a convenient getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Adjoining the bed and breakfast is Sdr. Vissing Torvehal, a farm shop selling speciality food and handicraft from the area. Sourcing meat, beer, wine, flowers, bread, ceramics and more from small, local quality producers, the owner of Sdr. Vissing Torvehal and Toften B&B, Inge Kunz, offers her visitors literally a taste of the local area. The charm of the farm shop as well as the beautiful surroundings and convenient location make many people come back year after year. ”If you are into nature, we have the perfect location; people come here to canoe, cycle and be outside in general, but also to explore nearby attractions in Aarhus and Horsens – and Legoland, of course,” explains Kunz. ”It’s central to everything but at the same time relaxed, peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.” The five small flats of the B&B are all equipped with tea kitchens, but many
guests also opt to enjoy and prepare products from the farm shop on the barbecue in the garden. Furthermore, the shop’s small café offers breakfast for B&B guests as well as homemade coffee and cake. Facts: Toften B&B and Sdr. Vissing Torvehal are located in a converted former nursing home. The B&B has four mini flats with two beds and one family-sized flat for five people. The former nursing home is also the centre of Klostergaard Flowers, which has nine ‘pick your own flowers’ fields around the area.
Harnessing the goodness of wild, Arctic berries Finnish Lapland’s unpolluted nature and clean air provide the perfect environment for Arctic berries to grow and thrive – and LaplandWildFood is on a mission to spread berry goodness across the globe. By Ndéla Faye | Photos: LaplandWildFood
Above the Arctic Circle, the midnight sun shines throughout the summer, and the northern lights colour the skies in the winter. Under the snow, berries and plants are left to hibernate for the winter, absorbing the pure water as the snow melts in the spring. LaplandWildFood’s range of dried organic berries includes dried lingonberries and bilberries, otherwise known as Arctic wild blueberries. “Rather confusingly, the bilberry is often referred to as a blueberry – however, blueberries are farmed, whereas bilberries grow in the wild,” explains Jukka Taskinen, CEO of LaplandWildFood. Filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, these berries are hand-picked and organic – and packaged without add32 | Issue 112 | May 2018
ing any sugar. The dried berries make an ideal snack for adults and children alike, and they can be used in desserts, baking and smoothies. “Our products are pure, healthy and unique. Our berries are packed in 30-gramme bags, perfect for a healthy snack on the go,” says Taskinen.
“We want to continue Finland’s long-standing tradition of berry picking and have made it easy for people to enjoy what our beautiful nature has to offer. We have some of the world’s cleanest air and water, and we want to share these Arctic superfoods with the rest of the world,” Taskinen concludes. Web: www.laplandwild.com Facebook: LaplandWildFood