Sjölunden Blog

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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.

November recipe: cauliflower soup

Published: November 20, 2015

cauliflower soup

We are continuing our series of seasonal Swedish recipe with a new recipe for cauliflower soup. Cauliflower is a great late fall vegetable which is very versitile. It can taste creamy and savory like potatoes but without the nap-inducing heaviness. Enjoy!

More pics from adult week!

Published: November 5, 2015

Picking up where we left off with pictures from the Adult Week program held at Sjölunden in October.

On Day 3 there was lots of language learning in focus.

Swedish Adult Week recap!

Published: October 29, 2015

Adult villagers

The village was again filled with the sounds of Swedish this past week!  Swedish adult week was held from October 18-24 in Bemidji.  Participants enjoyed some of the hallmarks of the village experience: great Swedish food, small group language lessons, evening programs, singing and dancing, time outside in the beautiful surroundings, etc.  But they also got to enjoy the fantastic fall scenery and the company of like-minded adults interested in connections with...

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