Fika for one

“Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.” The last time I … Continue reading

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Sweden before the lock down

Norwegian Forrest Cat

There is a saying, and I am sure you heard it, don’t postpone to tomorrow what you can do today. It is great advice and I didn’t adhere to it when I postponed my trip to Sweden to see friends and family. In my defense I had no idea that a global pandemic was lurking, … Continue reading

Fifty six hours in Sweden

Sweden 2018

Fifty six hours in Sweden is never enough

My Sweden

When I first moved to the UK from Sweden I spent virtually every holiday going back. Since then I started to go less and less and now I don’t go as often as I perhaps feel I should. It is still, and will always be home but as I don’t actually have a home there … Continue reading

A very Swedish trip

It is funny when you are an expat. It was more than fourteen years ago since I left Sweden but it will always be home, just like the UK is home. I guess home is part of where you have your friends and where you are feeling comfortable and I figure I got the best … Continue reading

Cook it raw! At Jos Bar with Chef Ingemarsson

I like to explore all kinds of foods and I have read a few articles about raw food. The raw food I have previously tested was more a bit of grated vegetables with a dressing, nice but nothing too memorable. Social media is a great place to get inspiration and new ideas and I found … Continue reading

Excessive, indulgent, delicious – Swedish Christmas dinner at Fjäderholmarnas Krog

I once read about an Englishman who traveled to Sweden in December. He was there over Christmas, I can’t remember why, but he was invited to a family’s home to share their Christmas dinner. His long lasting memory was the overwhelming generosity and abundance of foods. This is quite natural as Swedes go all out. … Continue reading

A logistically challenged trip and a fab prawn sandwich

Do you ever have a feeling that you should not do something that you planned to do, do it anyway and well, it all goes a little haywire? Well my last trip for work was a bit like that and I am not sure if it was the best use of two working days and … Continue reading

A dinner with Nordic flavours, Cod, Foraged chantarelles and lingonberry beurre blanc

September is a lovely month, autumn is arriving and it is time to head out in to the woods and pick everything that is ready to be harvested. I was in Sweden for the weekend and wanted to cook a dinner with Nordic seasonal flavours. I love to eat fish and seafood when I am … Continue reading