HI! OR MAYBE HEJ!

Hi there, Welcome!

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My name is Petra – a wild hearted foodie from Jönköping in the south of Sweden.

What is that to know about me? I´m a restless soul and people say thats because I have Red Bull running through my veins, I spend too much time at Kinnarps Arena watching hockey (forza HV71), I really love me some good coffee and I´m always on the hunt for either adventures or the perfect granola recipe. I can sing children songs with my mouth closed and I´m really scared of any birds bigger then a red robin.

I would say I grew up around food. My mom is an incredible cook and me and my sisters grew up eating home cooked food with loads of love put into it. Us children were always welcome in the kitchen to help and we loved it. My grandma, a sturdy and stubborn Finnish woman also lived in the same yard as us. She took care of us children, learning us how to bake and teaching us naughty songs about the king that we wasn’t allowed to sing when mom and dad was around.

One of those things that I really cherish is locally produced and organic produce, and that I have from my dad. He have green fingers and our backyard have always been filled with every berry and vegetable you could ever imagine. If you haven’t eaten one of my dads homegrown tomatoes, still warm from the sun, you have never tasted a real tomato. He is also they only man I have ever heard of that have built his own mire so he could grow cloudberries in his garden.

I´m a trained pastry chef and started my career as a sourdough baker. Here I gained some patience and also a few (too many) scars from burning myself on the stone oven. Then I moved over to the restaurant kitchen and eventually ended up at a deli-section with responsibility over the meat-section. Unfortunately I hurt my back pretty badly, making it necessary to do a complete turnover in my career. That adventure ended up with me going to Uni  to do a bachelor in Economics pretty late. The passion for food however is probably stronger than it has ever been.

 

Why Crumbles and Kale?
Crumbles is my cat (Smulan in Swedish) and as you probably will notice of you stick around, I have a serious obsession with kale. So, two of my favorite things combined into one name.

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Want to get in touch?

Click here to get to my contact page and Click here to see the CrumblesAndKale Timelapse 


Photography
All photos are photographed and owned by me if noting else is stated and can not be used without my consent.  Go to my contact page to see how to get in contact with me if you are interested in borrowing my photos.

Camera bag
Nikon D90 – Nikon AF-S 50mm F1,4G, Nikon Af-S 35mm 1.8G DX, Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5,6 IF-ED
Sony A5000 – Sony E 16-50 3,5-5,6 PZ OSS

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Jam says:

    What a great About page! and blog in general. I have no idea how you found my blog, but thank you for stopping by and commenting. Full of admiration for your culinary talents and photography! 🙂

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    1. Oh, that’s so nice of you! thank you for your kind words and for stopping by 🙂

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  2. Hi Petra, I am so glad you found my site (Lynne’s Recipe Trails), which has led me to your amazing site. I look forward to going through your posts, and just from what I have seen, I know I am going to love it. Have the best day ever, and hugs to Crumbles 🙂 .

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    1. Aw, she says hi! Glad you liked my little corner of the internet 🙂

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  3. Anna says:

    You have such a lovely blog, Petra! I am enjoying it very much, and I love the photo of you and your sweet cat, Crumbles! 🙂 Your father’s organic garden sounds absolutely amazing! I look forward to reading more on your site!
    ~ Anna

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    1. Oh, thank you so much. This made me so happy!

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      1. Anna says:

        You’re very welcome, Petra! 🙂

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  4. milkandbun says:

    Hi there! Just discovered your lovely blog, and already can’t wait to look through your Swedish recipes. Hope you will post more family and other authentic recipes from Sweden! 🙂
    Nice to meet you!
    Mila

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    1. Oh thank you so much! And off course, more traditional Swedish recipes is planned for the future. Hope you will like what you find 🙂

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  5. Hello Petra!
    Thank you for your visit in my little cookin’ world! So I had the opportunity to visit you too and your wonderful blog! I appreciate connecting with you!
    Nice to meet you!
    Emmi

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    1. Nice to meet you to Emmi, I really like your blog! Have a great day!

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      1. Thank you so much for your support!! 😉 Have a great day, too and a Happy Easter with your family!

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  6. kat says:

    you have some really lovely recipes, I look forward to seeing what’s next!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 I have some goodies coming up 😉

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  7. sarithakumbakkara says:

    Amazing work Petra! Love your dishes and their vibrant colors! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂

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    2. sarithakumbakkara says:

      Hi Petra, Just wanted to pop over and say Hi and let you know that you have a new follower. I love your recipes!

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      1. Oh, thank you so much darling! 🙂 So glad you like them!

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  8. you have a cool blog! like it!

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for stopping by, hope to see you here again! 🙂

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  9. I love your blog! I see we have many similar Swedish recipes – yours with probably a little more authenticity! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! Haha, I would say that the recipes and food we eat here vary a lot depending on which family it comes from 🙂

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      1. I guess that’s the same in the UK, too!

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  10. Hi Petra! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog, because it led me to yours. Crumbles and Kale looks wonderful… full if delicious food and beautiful pictures! Can’t wait to explore more! ~Jean

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    1. Aw. You are just the sweetest! Hope you will like what you find, I love your blog also! xx

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  11. Julie says:

    I really love your recipes! And your photography skills are awesome!! What camera are you using? And what is your favorite cuisine?

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    1. Thank you so much! I use a Nikon D90 and usually a 35 or 50mm Nikkor lens so nothing complicated 🙂 My favorite cuisine is a hard one but I truly love and feel so passionate about the Nordic/Scandinavian cuisine, not only because it’s where I grew up but also because of the amazing produce and the amount of tradition we carry here in our food 🙂

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