KROPPKAKOR – SWEDISH POTATO DUMPLINGS

Firstly let me tell you about my midsommar or midsummer – the day we Swedes celebrate the start of summer and the season of fertility. As expected we celebrated outside Jönköping, it feels like everyone leave town to go to the countryside the day before midsummer leaving all the streets empty in town. This year I…

TAG ALONG – VISINGSÖ and SMULTRONSTÄLLEN

Last week I spent four amazing days on Visingsö at my parents house. I grew up on this small island in the south of Sweden – here there are around 700 people living all year around, it’s 14 kilometers long and mostly known for the nature, old castles and their horse carriages that take you around the whole…

SWEDISH KLADDKAKA w/ LEMON AND BEURRE NOISETTE

It have been the most amazing weather here the last week, 17 degrees and sunny. And also, yesterday was a bank holiday (or as we call them – red day) so the weekend suddenly felt twice as long. I spent most of my day off in my garden, planting and sunbathing. Somehow I managed to get…

ROE DEER VENISON MEATBALLS

It´s something about spring that just gets me every time – the motivation to wake up and do great things is higher than ever and I´m trotting away like a Shetland pony on the streets of Jönköping just so happy. One of the exchange-students from Pakistan told me she thought of Swedish people like flowers. All…

SWEDISH SOCKERKAKA

Today its -9 degrees outside and the sun is shining bright and all of the rabbits on my backyard is laying down (we have like a whole family living there together with a pheasant and some hedgehogs), sunbathing their tummies. This is Swedish winter when it is at its best. However, I watch the sun…

SHROVE TUESDAY – THE SWEDISH SEMLOR

So, today its once again one strange Swedish tradition to celebrate; Shrove Tuesday! Or as we swedes call it; Fettisdagen. For some of you this day is actually known for eating pancakes, or as the “international pancake day”. But here in Sweden (and in most scandinavian countries, we eat a semla instead). This wonderful cream…

5 STRANGE SWEDISH PHENOMENA

So today I decided that I wanted to share some of those strange Swedish behaviors/phenomenas that makes us Swedes just Swedes. The funny thing is that I didn’t even thought that much about how we are until I started an international university with people constantly reminding me about all those strange behaviors that we have….

THE GREATEST CANDYSHOP + HOW SWEDES SHOP FOR CANDY

Just a small tip, if ever visiting Gothenburg pay this candyshop a visit, its epic! They call themselves “4gott” and I think they have three stores around Gothenburg but I’ve only been to the one at Östra Hamngatan 5 just outside the centralstation. I always joke about getting diabetes just by breathing in the air in…

JANSONS TEMPTATION or JANSONS FRESTELSE

Oh, this winter is killing me – I live in a house from the early 19th century and I can’t say that isolation was a big thing then. We have been having around -10 degrees outside and 16 degrees inside the last couple of days. Layers after layers of blankets together with a massive cup of tea…

PICKLED HERRING or SILL

How have your 2016 been so far? My year have started off on the calm note – with days spent in my PJs most of the time, my face haven’t been near any makeup and I have watched tones of movies, WJHC and reading books I forgotten I ever bought. It have been so nice…

RIS Á LA MALTA

I can’t believe it’s only 3 days left of 2015 – as always, the year have flown by so fast. This means that this is the last of the “Christmas-food” posts for this year, ending with the one thing I can’t celebrate Christmas without; Ris á la Malta. This is the one thing I ask my…

MY SWEDISH CHRISTMAS

This night was my first night since Monday that I’ve slept in my own bed, and god, it felt so good! I love christmas but after driving from family to family, activity to activity and when I finally landed at home after the traditional boxing-day ice hockey (and we won, that felt even better) I have…