Archive | 2013

SWEA Christmas Fair and Market 2013 Right Around the Corner

The long awaited SWEA Christmas Fair and Market is quickly approaching and I wanted to give you a summary of all the great stuff you can find there. Besides the beautiful Swedish design, Christmas decorations and food, there is the highly anticipated Mathörnan or Food Corner, as many of you are eager to purchase all […]

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Everyday Smart Design, The Swedish Flat Sink

UPDATED NOVEMBER 12, 2013 After all the talk on food, time to take a break! One thing I think is so smart is Swedish design. Not only are they masters of furniture design, but also practical things you never really think of. As I was unclogging our sink for the 1000th time using thick-ass gloves […]

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Setting Up A Swedish Christmas Table (Julbord) or Easter Table (Påskbord) Here in Canada!

UPDATED APRIL 17, 2019 It’s only November, but we are already thinking about setting up our Swedish Christmas Table (Julbord). You are even starting to see signs of Christmas around town. The chilly air and sweet spices of Yule time are already starting to fill our noses. Christmas in Sweden is a very special time […]

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The Swede’s Natural “Flu Shot” – Rose Hip Soup (Nyponsoppa)

Mmmmm.. Rose Hip Soup, just what you need at the beginning of flu season, as this is Sweden’s natural “flu shot”. My whole family and I are starting to get runny noses and the fear of flu is approaching! Do you wonder how Swedes handle the harsh winter and minimal daylight without getting scurvy and […]

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The First Nordic Food Festival in New York! Prominent Chefs from Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, etc!

Originally posted on the swede life in toronto:
“We are excited to be the venue partner of the first NORTH Nordic Food Festival,” says VP of Culinary and Pastry Arts at The International Culinary Center, Chef Candy Argondizza. “The rise in popularity and prominence of the cooking from this region is hard to ignore especially…

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Fall Calls For Swedish Apple Cake and Homemade Vanilla Sauce

Autumn’s crisp air calls for a warm Swedish apple cake. What a perfect thing to make after picking apples around the many orchards in Ontario (see this great U-Pick list), and right now is the season! We totally enjoy the tradition of getting our apples picked fresh off the tree instead of buying them at […]

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Dueling Parenting Styles: Swedish Versus Your Own

This subject is very relevant to me right now and can be a bit controversial depending on how you stand on raising children. Right now, my daughter has by-passed the terrible twos and instead is making true of the terrible threes, which I naively didn’t think would be so terrible. Since she started talking, I […]

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Swedish Toilets – Why They Rule!

Once upon a time, we were designing a green-built home and I blogged on it. I read a few old posts and couldn’t stop laughing at one post where we were adamant about getting Swedish toilets. I think the following story sums up why Swedish toilets are superior to American ones in design (and why […]

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Connect with Swedes at SWEA’s Christmas Market! Volunteers Wanted!

SWEA (The Swedish Women’s Educational Association) is the largest Swedish women’s organization outside of Sweden and its network spans the globe. Every year for the past 30 years, SWEA Toronto holds a large Christmas market in November in downtown Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. People come from all over Ontario and surrounding areas to take part in […]

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Scandinavian Films Announced at TIFF

Originally posted on the swede life in toronto:
The Toronto International Film Festival 2013 is world-renowned and coming soon (September 5-15th), and I’m excited to announce the line-up of Scandinavian movies that will be showing. Now that the kiddos are going to be in school, get ready to cozy up to fresh popped popcorn and…

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