• Swedish cardamom knots
    Breads,  Desserts

    Swedish cardamom knots – time for fika

    The cardamom knot or the bun if you will is the queen of Swedish fika. And fika is the palace in which you indulge the quintessential of Swedish culture. You can get a cardamom knot at pretty much any café in Sweden. That and coffee of course. We drink a lot of coffee too. Fika is a national social structure in Sweden We have morning fika and afternoon fika, and in many workplaces, it is still a way for co-workers to socialise across all disciplines. We simply love our fika. And you can get the cardamom knot pretty much in any café you go to. Now I’m going to tell you how to get a little…

  • almond fish
    Dinner

    Almond fish – with turmeric and dill

    Almond fish is cod fillet with a breadcrumb and almond coating. This is what I remember most from my school lunches. That and some other not so memorable dishes too. In Sweden, we get free lunch in school. And although I wasn’t a fan of Swedish food back then, the almond fish was one dish I liked. Almond fish is a dish that family wouldn’t make for dinner at our home. My grandmother used to make Hungarian food, and I don’t remember her ever making something Swedish at all. Therefore Swedish food tasted very foreign to me. Although perhaps it’s not the most exciting way to get introduced to Swedish food, eating school lunches.…

  • Meatless Monday
    Dinner,  Salads & Sides

    Meatless Monday – kid friendly recipes

    It’s Monday and meatless Monday none the less. In Sweden, meatless Monday’s have been a thing for quite a while now. The kid’s get lunch at school and they have slowly gotten used to less and less meat on the menu. Which is great. We have been trying Meatless Mondays in our home too for a while and it’s going in the right direction. Getting the kid’s approval Every other week we have five kid’s in the house. Both I and my partner are divorced and between us, there are five kids. Cooking for kid’s can be challenging in any shape or form, but when you bring kid’s together who are used to very different…

  • Celebrations

    Table decorating – my best tips

    Table decorating is so much fun! Last week when asked to create some table decorating ideas for Søstrene Grene in their store I jumped on the idea. We all know how most people eat with their eyes. Therefore table decorating is such a pleasure and important piece of any party. I was asked to decorate a kid’s party, a baby shower and an adult party, using the same base. Because wrongly people assume it’s going to be stressful and expensive. Which is simply not true. Don’t fret, I’m here to give you my learnings from table decorating. Scandinavian is trending right now Right now we see a lot of Scandinavian trends in table decorating. Danish…

  • Butter glazed carrots for Thanksgiving
    Gluten free,  Salads & Sides

    Butter glazed carrots for Thanksgiving

    First out, as part of my Thanksgiving special is Butter glazed carrots for Thanksgiving. As promised on my Instagram page, Thanksgiving recipes will be taking over this blog! First out is this delicious side dish with fresh carrots, from my local gardener. I can’t wait until my own veggie garden is up and running! Anyways, these small very tasty carrots went well with butter (honestly what doesn’t go well with butter?) and parmesan cheese. Serving butter glazed carrots for Thanksgiving will sure be an appreciated side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner table. Now as I mentioned before, Thanksgiving is, as I’m sure you know not exactly a Swedish holiday. But celebrating with good food…

  • Creamy chanterelle soup
    Dinner,  Gluten free,  Soups

    Creamy Chanterelle soup

    Creamy Chanterelle soup has got to be one of the most Swedish dishes I know of. Not for nothing we call it the “forest gold” in Sweden. And that golden season is upon us. What better way to kick off the season than with a creamy, full of flavour chanterelle soup? Enjoy! The x marks the spot People here in Sweden have their own secret spots for picking these golden mushrooms. You see these spots popping up all over Instagram. Without the geotag. The locations for these mushroom picking spots are secret. Farmers market Since I don’t have a secret spot of my own I buy them in a store. Because how else would…