Archive for the ‘food’ Category

You probably already know that Swedes loves their coffee. And they love to fika. Which got me thinking that, there should be a map to all the popular, or in some cases only, cafes in Stockholm. I took the SL’s tunnelbanan’s karta (metro map), removed all the stations, and inserted cafes. Surprisingly, it was a […]

This year’s Lakritsfestivalen is right around the corner. After stuffing myself sill last year, I wanted to pass the torch on to someone who loves licorice but hates to admit it. Let me introduce you to Maja, a veritable Swedish girl, who is a fantastic cook and licorice expert. She will be blogging about the […]

Yesterday, being fettisdagen, I decided to make my own semlor. They were quite successful last year and I was thinking this time I could perfect them. I didn’t really perfect them as much as gave the dough {deg} CPR and life support. It was near total disaster. I’m pretty scared of yeast based recipes and […]

Oh yes, today is one of those marvelous days in Sweden when we celebrate a day dedicated to a dessert. What country in the world has a cinnamon roll day, a waffle day, and a semla day? Sweden rocks when it comes to sweets and treats. Last year, my girlfriends and I did the dirty […]

December is here! And that means, Christmas, S:t Lucia festivities, and food. Lots of food. Oh and lots of decoration. Over the years I write a couple articles about Christmas in Sweden and after sometime, the posts get all mixed up together. To make it easier for you all to find the right post about […]

Kanelbullensdag {cinnamon bun day} is tomorrow. Founded in 1999 by Hembakningsrådets to celebrate its own 40th anniversary, the cinnamon roll became the symbol of delicious homemade bread. Swedish kanelbullar differ from American cinnamon rolls in that the Swedish versions are bready, not very sweet, flavored with cardamon and cinnamon, and sprinkled with pearl sugar. They […]

It’s that time of year, when the leaves are giving way to fall breezes and the wind is picking up. But before winter comes to Sweden, there’s one very special things Swedes do; pick chanterelles {kantareller}. From July to late September, the forests of Sweden are full of golden, delicious little mushrooms. Fry them in […]

I love going to Hötorget’s fruit and flower market. It’s located in the big square near Stockholm central station on the side of Sergel Torgs. Hötorget is filled with small stalls with men, usually Arab and hilarious, selling strawberries, asparagus, and the latest bouquet of roses. The open air market is my favorite spot because […]

Fika – it is a noun, a verb, and a way of life for Swedes. Quiet possibly the best part of anyone’s day. thanks lh for finding this!   Now don’t you just wanna fika right about … now?! thanks to Rinse for the photo In British English a fika could be referred to as […]

Whether you’re in Sweden or far away across the globe, you can celebrate midsommar, the Swedish way. Perhaps minus the mind-blowing-drunkenness. You can always cheat and head to one of the Swedish missions holding a midsommar party Saturday afternoon. I know NYC, London are definitely hosting parties with a maypole and picnic. But if you […]