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Happy Easter!!! Glad Påsk!!! Welcome the Swedish Easter witches to Toronto!

I bet you are wondering what witches have to do with Easter? Well, in Sweden, Easter is more like the North American Halloween. Yes, it sounds counter-intuitive, but Sweden celebrates Easter with little children dressed as witches and warlocks trick-or-treating in the neighborhoods hunting for candy and sweets. The tradition comes from a myth where […]

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Fettisdagen är här!!!

Here’s another excuse to eat sweets before Lent… Swedish semlor! This traditional Swedish sweet roll spiced with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream is the ultimate Easter “fika” (mandatory Swedish coffee break). It sometimes is eaten in a bowl with warm milk and consumed before the multiple Easter holidays. I am not […]

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