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Archive for March, 2011

Swedish Pancakes Got Nothin’ on Swedish Waffle(s) Day Posted by on Mar 22, 2011

‘Tis the baking season in Sweden. Or so it would seem, especially if you’re keeping tabs on us here at Transparent.  We’ve written about Semlor and just the other day we got a lovely recipe for some äpplekaka.  Neither of which I have dared tried making on my own.  But it gets better, because this…

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Signs of spring/Vårtecken Posted by on Mar 21, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, the spring equinox (vårdagjämningen) is here which officially means SPRING. Or…? The past two winters in Sweden has been unbelievably long and hard – even with Scandinavians standards. The snow came early and left late – even down south – and the snowman we made during Christmas last year was still standing when we returned almost three…

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Enjoy your weekend with great Swedish cakes Posted by on Mar 18, 2011

Recipe-Recept 6 äpplen, ca 800 gr (6 apples, approx. 800 gr) 150 gr smör (150 g butter) 3 dl havregryn (little bit more than 1 British cup of dry oats-you know just like for our beloved porridge) for measures please visit: http://www.recepten.se/artiklar/maatt_enheter.html 2 dl socker (sugar) 1/2 dl ljus sirap (syrup) 1 1/2 dl mjöl (flour) 1/2 tsk bakpulver…

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Min Familj Posted by on Mar 17, 2011

You guys have put up with all of us writing about Sweden and what we deem to be important about the language and the culture, but I for one haven’t done a good job of introducing myself.  So today I thought I would introduce a set of vocabulary words focusing on family and write a…

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Asking questions, Part 1 Posted by on Mar 17, 2011

Enjoy! ps. Good luck to all of you applying for studies in Sweden next year!

The spring is here in Gothenburg Posted by on Mar 15, 2011

Catastrophe in Japan Posted by on Mar 14, 2011

I am a Swede living 2 hours by train south of the catastrophes in Japan. That means that we felt the earth quakes, had no electricity for a long time and people rushed to the gas stations, convenience stores and shops to fill up all supplies they could. Most telephone traffic stopped for several hours…

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