Cosyology with Contura

What a difference a stove makes. A cup of tea, family time or a good book - made all the more pleasurable by a glowing fire. A stove from Contura provides tranquillity, inspiration and peace of mind. It brings people together. It fills you with a special feeling. It’s that feeling of cosiness that we love to embrace here in Sweden. Contura has been adding cosiness to people’s lives for more than 50 years. We believe that building more relaxation into our daily lives is beneficial to everyone’s health and general well-being.

Start the day with a great breakfast


Breakfast sets the tone for the day. A delicious and nutritious breakfast gives you energy and an opportunity to spend time with your family. Even if you’re short of time, there are plenty of fast and fun ways to vary what you eat. Enjoy reading our tips!

Cookies for breakfast sound great, don’t you think? Especially if they’re good for you. Trendy, simple and delicious. Overnight oats is a cold porridge that is simple to make Almond butter contains more protein and beneficial polyunsaturated fat than regular butter or margarine.

 

 

Dry logs for winter


Damp logs burn poorly, give off less heat and are not good for the environment. Logs should not have a moisture content of more than 20%. They need to be dried correctly! It is common for logs to be stored under a tarpaulin. But this traps the moisture. Good airflow is essential. Ideally logs need to season for at least two years.

Dry logs for winter

 

 

Cosy time Swedish style


A cup of coffee and a bun – central to the Swedish culture of cosiness. Did you know that Swedes spend about 240 hours a year sipping coffee and nibbling buns? An average coffee break lasts 24 minutes outside of work and 14 minutes in the workplace. Swedes love coffee, drinking more than 3 cups a day on average.

 

Swedes have a special word for their coffee break - fika. But although everyone loves a “fika”, it is not certain where the word comes from. There are several theories. It may have come from early 20th century prison slang, with the Swedish word for coffee “kaffe” being twisted into “fika”. Or it could have come from the leather tanning industry which had its own secret language, again with the word for coffee being contorted.

 

Mug cake - You can make a cake in a matter of minutes.

Fix a fast mug cake


You can make a cake in a matter of minutes. You and your family will love this sticky chocolate cake in a mug.

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients and pour into a large mug. Pop in the microwave at full power for about 1 minute. Ready!

 

 

Accessories that make fireside moments even more enjoyable

 

Tillbehör som förhöjer upplevelsen av braskaminen

  1. Mounted on a turntable, a Contura can be rotated to direct the heat your way and you can see the fire from wherever you are in the room.

  2. A hotplate on the stove effectively retains heat so you can keep tea and coffee hot all evening.

  3. A floor protector is practical and stylish. Available in black or grey sheet metal and transparent, toughened glass.