Archive | 2013

Craving filmjölk? You can DIY… fun with bacterial cultures!!!

It seems that Swedes are masters of dairy, drinking and eating all sorts of yogurts, cheese and milk products. It’s no wonder that if you’re under 6 foot for a guy, you’re considered a shorty. Anyways, my husband grew up on this yogurty-like phenomenon called Filmjölk. There really isn’t an English equivalent, but it closely […]

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Swedish House Mafia coming to Toronto!

The Swedish House Mafia, a Swedish electronic dance music group, is not for everyone, but they sure made a thumpin’ good song for Absolut Vodka that really rocks! Hailing from Stockholm and newly formed in 2008, this group plays primarily progressive house music for the club scene. Check out the song “Greyhound”, the Absolut Vodka […]

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These berries are not very blueberry… Swedish wild blueberries are actually bilberries!

Today, we had some time to make an all-time favorite of Jan’s, Swedish pancakes! He’s not a big fan of American pancakes, but then again, I don’t call Swedish pancakes, pancakes, I refer to them as crepes! 😛 We had delicious wild blueberry compote (sylt) and homemade whipped cream, YUMMO! I just love wild blueberries, […]

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Swedes think being smart is sexy…

Being smart is not only a personality trait, but a way of design and living. The Swedes have it down to an art form, by combining highly functional design and aesthetic beauty, which is something I find so appealing! In addition to having a passion for Swedish food and people, I am also a known […]

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You might be a Swede if you…

Oh, you Swedes can be surprisingly funny (or is that fun?). Oh well… Swedes use the same word for fun and funny and often get it mixed up in English. At times, it makes me go hmmm??? I thought I might post something totally light since this is one of the first posts of my […]

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Pay your respects to Raoul Wallenberg

At the Toronto library. they are paying tribute to a quietly sung hero from World War II named Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jewish people from succumbing to the Nazis wrath. He distributed thousands of visas and hid scores of Jewish refugees in Swedish diplomatic buildings. I have been […]

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Find the Swedes

There are actually thousands of Swedes living in Toronto and probably many more across Canada! How do you spot one? No, they’re not all blond with blue eyes. Swedish women tend to dye their hair often :-). However I can usually spot one by the way they dress (call it my sixth Swedish sense!). There’s […]

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Swedish Foodstuff in Toronto

Looking for ingredients to make your scrumptious Swedish delicacies and treats? Here’s my list of where to find them! I will update this list constantly, as I find things. I love searching for the hard-to-find! Please e-mail me if you’d like to add to this list… LAST UPDATED December 6, 2021 For info on Swedish Christmas […]

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