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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...

October recipe: Chanterelle pie

Published: October 22, 2015

The next recipe in our serious about seasonal Swedish food is a traditional chanterelle pie.  In Sweden it's often made with a specific kind of cheese called Västerbottensost (Västerbotten cheese), named after one of the northern provinces of Sweden.  If you live near an IKEA, you can usually find Västerbotten cheese in their food market.  If not, you can substitute gruyere or even a sharp cheddar and it will still be delicious!...

Alumni and Friends Gathering in the Twin Cities

Published: October 19, 2015

All Sjölunden alumni and friends are invited to join us for a gathering at FIKA Cafe at the American Swedish Institute on November 10, 2015.  Reconnect with friends and meet fellow alumni while enjoying food from the award-winning FIKA Cafe.  Learn about what's new at Sjölunden and remember your favorite Village traditions.  Check out our display of vintage Sjölunden photos.  We hope to see you there! November 10, 2015 6-9 pm American Swedish...

New blog series: Swedish seasonal recipes!

Published: September 29, 2015

Cabbage Pudding

Hej allihopa! Hard to believe that it’s been over seven weeks since we said “vi ses” (see you again!) at the end of the summer at Sjölunden! We may be all spread out at our respective homes but all it takes is a memory or a few notes of a song and you are transported back to the village in your mind. One of the best ways to keep that Swedish feeling alive during the year is through FOOD! The food at Sjölunden is always a huge highlight, and it’s something you can easily share with your family and friends at home. You could Google your favorite recipes or look through one of the many Swedish food blogs to find some inspiration.

Videos! Videos! from International Day and Final Closing Program 2015

Published: August 12, 2015

A big tack så mycket to parents who uploaded videos from International Day Friday, August 7 and the Closing Program on August 8th. Check them out below!

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