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April recipe: Nettle soup

Published: March 29, 2016

Stinging Nettle Soup

April in Sweden means that the trees start blossoming and that the snow starts retreating to above the Arctic Circle, leaving the country in the early throes of springtime! For this month what better recipe is there than nettle soup?

March recipe: Kalops!

Published: March 29, 2016


For March we’re making an old Swedish dish known as “kalops”. Kalops is the quintessential Scandinavian slow-cooked meal and contains both root veggies and beef.

February recipe: Carrot Patties

Published: February 29, 2016


This is a simple, delicious recipe made with root vegetables that are abundantly available this time of year! Serve these with either rice or pasta and with a yogurt-based sauce such as tzatziki or a dill sauce. You can easily double or triple the recipe to feed more people.

January recipes: fish soup and no-knead bread

Published: January 28, 2016

Fish soup with bread

We're back with a new year of seasonal recipes to entice your palate!  What could be cozier on a winter evening than warm, hearty fish soup and freshly baked bread?  Enjoy!   Fish soup Ingredients: ●     1 lb cod or pollock fillets (support sustainable fisheries and buy MSC-certified fish)) ●     1 lb salmon fillets ●     5 oz of shrimp (post-peeling...

December recipes: holiday special!

Published: December 13, 2015

Christmas ornaments

December is a festive month in Sweden. The deep darkness encourages cozy nights at home or with friends with familiar comfort foods. The Christmas, Saint Lucia and New Year’s traditions all blend together into a season of celebration with many different interpretations in different regions and families.

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