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Rhubarb: A Northern Climate Favorite Posted by on May 28, 2021

Is it a weed? Is it a delectable garden treat? One thing is for sure, rhubarb is a classic Swedish ingredient. It’s a plentiful perennial here in Minnesota, too. As a kid, I would head out to the garden with a bowl of sugar, hack off a stalk or two of this sweet and sour…

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The Swedish Kitchen Series: Grillfest Posted by on Apr 29, 2021

The snow’s gone, the trees are starting to bud, vaccines are rolling out, kan vi ha en grillfest nu då?! A grillfest is the Swedish equivalent of a barbecue. With the Swedish spring festival Valborg happening this week, you can bet that Swedes will be christening their grills for the season. This week we’ll pay…

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Waffle Day featuring Nordic Food Geek Patrice Johnson Posted by on Mar 26, 2021

Crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle, the waffle is a triumph. It’s no wonder that Scandinavians pay homage to this breakfast-meets-lunch delicacy with its own holiday, Våffeldagen! For today’s blog, we’ll learn the linguistically mixed-up origins of Våffeldagen OCH grab some waffle-inspo from the Nordic Food Geek herself, Patrice Johnson. She…

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Glögg: Swedish Christmas in a Cup Posted by on Dec 24, 2020

Mulled wine, Glühwein, glögg! A cup of this warm, aromatic drink is a must around Christmas time. Swedes purchase glögg in a ready-made bottle or brew their own with red wine, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom – serve with a pepparkaka, and you’re all set! This week, we’ll learn a bit about the history of glögg…

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Mid-August Means Crayfish and Moon Illusions Posted by on Aug 21, 2020

Kräftmånar. Photo: Carolina Romare / Image Bank Sweden

What do harvest moons and crayfish have in common? They can both be seen, and the crayfish eaten, around mid-august. When kräftskiva – Crayfish Party is on the docket, Swedes revel in the last bit of summer with outdoor garden fests, lots of decorations, messy crayfish eating, and, japp, drinking ALL the drinks. A little bit…

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Midsommar: Blommor or Bust! Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

Glad midsommar allihopa / Happy Midsommar everyone! I’ll admit, I’m a little late because midsommar was last week but because it is one of the most popular holidays in Sweden, this wouldn’t be a Swedish blog without a nod to midsommar. An ode to nature and all things summery, Swedes leave cities in droves to…

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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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