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

UPDATED DECEMBER 4, 2014 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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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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The First Nordic Food Festival in New York! Prominent Chefs from Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, etc!

“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 with NOMA, Maaemo, Aska and of course one […]

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Near End of Summer Party with Swedish Crayfish!

UPDATED AUGUST 7, 2018 It’s August and summer is near a close, but the weather is still warm enough to actually sit outside, so Swedes are busting out their bibs for a Swedish crayfish (crawfish to you Southerners) party! It’s not well-known that outside Louisiana, Swedes love crayfish and have eaten them since the 16th […]

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Refreshingly Cool Swedish Summer Food to Beat the Heat

I am craving some tasty Swedish summer food which is delicious for this hot summer we’re enjoying! In this heat, people love to eat cool, crispy salads, fresh fish and creamy creme fraiche and these video recipes hit the spot. Tina Nordström, a well-known Swedish chef from Skåne (Southern Sweden) was a host for New […]

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Lost in Vancouver Island!

UPDATED JULY 6TH, 2013 This post is LONG overdue, but I have simply been lost in Vancouver Island! This place is absolutely breathtaking and very reminiscent of the beautiful northern and west coast of Sweden, where you get a daily dose of mountains, tall pines, ocean views and sea salt in the air. Almost every […]

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Update! The Swede Life Comes to Vancouver Island This Summer!

Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile, as it has been a hectic last 2 weeks. We are preparing to do a very long summer home exchange on Vancouver Island from June to September! We are excited to explore this area and see the beautiful nature Vancouver has to offer. We are privileged in that both […]

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