Midsummer and pretty much everything on the barbecue

Midsummer in Sweden is a celebratory affair. It symbolizes the longest day of the year and there are strong traditions. The first thing you do is to leave town if you live there and head for the summer house or friends/family in the country. There will be a maypole, in Swedish called a midsommarstång. There … Continue reading

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Salmon, prawn and veg barbecue and chipotle salted corn on the cob

I love my new barbecue and I will use any excuse to fire it up! It is a charcoal barbecue, I love the smell and the whole process. This of course means that it is not possible on a week night as I am most often not home until 7.30 pm but weekends are perfect! … Continue reading

A very Swedish foodie affair – part one the fish

There has been a bit of a hype about Scandinavian foods the past couple of years. Mostly done with a twist adding influences from various cuisines. We hosted a large party last weekend in Sweden and for this I wanted very Swedish foods. No twist, no influence from other cuisines (no matter how much I … Continue reading

It was a very Merry Christmas!

The build up before Christmas was so long somehow this year. It could have been the German Christmas market perhaps, I was there on December 1st already. The good thing is that when Christmas finally arrived I was truly ready, or so I thought until I realized I was one present short! Nothing that could not be … Continue reading

A traditional Swedish Christmas dinner with lots of snow

I was going to Sweden for a couple of meetings and a Swedish company Christmas dinner. Already on the way I was thinking about Swedish foods and one of my absolute favourites is bleak roe. The bleak roe is eaten with sour cream, finely chopped red onion, finely chopped chive and toasted biroche or blinis. This flavour … Continue reading