Month: June 2015

That’s the Swedish meatballs

Last time, I told you about the Swedes’ love for meatballs. It’s like the cinnamon buns, a national treasure and pride. Everyone has their one family recipe and everyone of course thinks their balls are the best. I don’t know why this is, many other […]

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Funny frogs and foolproof shrimp

Midsummer is one of the oldest celebrations in Sweden, and as with most holidays, it’s surrounded by weird traditions. One of the weirdest, and of course most important, is to dress a maypole with leaves and flowers and then dance around it in a circle while, […]


A Midsummer night’s dream

”No, it’s fine, we can just scrape off the black parts, just like when I was a kid and my dad had burnt the toast. You didn’t get a new one, no, you worked with what you got!” It’s Midsummer this weekend and I have […]


Bake it happen

Whenever I have a couple of rough weeks at work, my mind immediately turns to baking for comfort. I don’t know what it is, but baking seems like the solution to all my problems and I have this feeling everything would be better if only […]

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Shop till you drop

If I learned to love cooking while I was nannying in England, I also learned to hate grocery shopping. Since cooking and meal planning was all up to me, it was also my job to get everything necessary at the store. With a family of […]

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There’s always time for a quickie

While tender love and care is nice and all, it can’t always be stars and fireworks. You know how it is: sometimes, you just want to get it over and done with. Life can be hectic. Between work, family, chores and training, how are you ever […]

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Give peas a chance

There are a lot of customs and traditions around food. In Sweden, one of them is having pea soup with bacon on Thursdays. Pea Soup Thursday is particularly popular in public kitchens, like schools and hospitals, and in the army. For the hardcore fans, it […]

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Fish cake mistake

I’ve been told that if you eat seven olives in a row, you will grow to love them. I haven’t pulled through yet (two seems to be my limit) so I don’t know whether it’s true or not, but I guess that’s why I keep […]

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Customer’s point of view

Let’s talk about service, shall we? Last Saturday I went out to a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try for some time now. I’ve been to their bar before and they have excellent, fun and different, drinks and the decoration is very sharp too. The […]

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