Category Archives: Swedish Classic

Cold Smoked Salmon

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When I go to the grocery store to buy smoked or cured salmon I always wonder why it is so damned expensive. I can buy a fresh fillet of salmon here in Sweden for about $7.00 a pound but smoked or … Continue reading

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Three for an Alfresco Feast

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 Flashback Friday Finally, fantastic weather has arrived.  Truth be told, we are out enjoying the warm sunshine and cool breezes, tending to herb gardens and a few tomato and pepper plants.  There’s also a long overdue landscaping project about to … Continue reading

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Saffransbullar Swedish Saffron Christmas Bread

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 Just a Twist of the Dough December 13, St. Lucia Day,  marks the official start of the Christmas season in Sweden. The aroma of Lussekatter, fragrant saffron buns studded with raisins permeates the air. Throughout Sweden people meet for breakfast, brunches … Continue reading

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Swedish Lax Pudding

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  Invitation to a Swedish Kitchen Winter weather has arrived in Sweden and winter time makes for the coziest kitchen gatherings.  Isn’t this true just about everywhere in the world?  When the temperature falls, the winds blow and snow falls, … Continue reading

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Skagenröra “Stir of Skagen”

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A Taste of Spring and Summer Is it spring yet?  Will we ever see summer?  That’s what everyone in Hampton Roads is asking.  The temperature finally reached the 70s today.  Alas, it’s just a teaser.  The 5 day forecast says … Continue reading

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Lussekatter

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Fond Memories It was finally December 13. In the first light of dawn, she quietly dressed in a long white angel-like robe and tied a red sash around her waist.  She prepared a small tray of coffee and golden saffron … Continue reading

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Flying Jacob

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Question:  What do you get when you combine chicken, bananas, peanuts, whipping cream, chili sauce and bacon? Answer:  It’s what Oli served for dinner the other night and it’s a Swedish classic. That’s right.  A Swedish classic right out of … Continue reading

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