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Bake Swedish Cinnamon Buns Using Imperative Verbs! Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

I don’t know if it’s my animal instinct to bulk up for winter or my general love for baked goods, but I have been eating a lot of sweet and doughy things lately. Below I’ll share a Swedish language recipe for cinnamon buns highlighting imperative form. You’ll learn verbs specific to baking and come away…

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The Ultimate Swedish Fika Post Posted by on Nov 22, 2016

Fika. If you’ve been studying Swedish, have a Swedish friend, taken a business trip to Sweden, or even read one of those popular Swedish crime novels, you’ve probably heard that word. There’s a lot behind it. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place to find out more. Did you know that a few years ago…

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Café culture in Sweden Posted by on May 14, 2012

Most of you dedicated Swedish blog readers will probably have read about or heard of the Swedish “fika”. Swedes love to have their 3 o’clock fika-time or go out to cafés and such. But still, the culture of sitting in cafés is really very different from a lot of other countries in Europe. It is…

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Swedish buns – Philadelphia style Posted by on Mar 6, 2012

From yummy men to yummy buns! Being pregnant mean an awful lot of things. For start – I’m having a baby! But I’m also having some serious cravings and of course are these cravings quite specific Swedish things that might not be the easiest thing in the world to get hold of. This past weekend…

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Fika. Swedish Style. Posted by on Dec 12, 2011

After several years in Sweden and a move back to the United States, I realized I had picked up quite a few habits. Some decidedly Swedish. Like taking my shoes off every time I enter someone’s home. It’s just a nice thing to do in my opinion and it ensures that all of that gunk…

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The verb ‘att fika’ Posted by on Jul 27, 2011

Swedes have a wonderful verb, ‘att fika’, meaning to have a cup of coffee (or tea) with something sweet or with a sandwich and preferably in the company of colleagues or friends. There is no really good translation for this verb and many people think that the word should be imported into the English language. …

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Swedish Fika Posted by on Jan 7, 2011

Are you familiar with the most common Swedish desserts (sötsaker)? Hallongrottor Originally these cookies only had raspberry jam in the middle. But as creative baking goes, now you can find multiple flavors. Princess’tårta Literally translated as princess cake and commonly eaten on occasions like mothers day, this cake is found in a lot of books…

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