Tag Archives: Swedish food

IKEA Offers Swedish Name Brands Again… for a Limited Time Only!

Yes, folks, IKEA Swede Shop is officially offering some Swedish name brand foods to the international IKEAs around the World like Marabou chocolate and Göteborgs Singoalla cookies for a LIMITED TIME ONLY. According to Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick, the IKEA PR representative here in Canada, “This holiday season IKEA Canada has brought in some branded Swedish items for a […]

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Hurrying in to FIKA in Manhattan – My Review

Excited over the hype of the new chain of Swedish cafes in Manhattan, I recently stopped in to “fika” (the Swedish word for a glorified “coffee break”) at the FIKA cafe near the Plaza over the weekend. While I thought the presentation and modern decor were mycket fint, I am ashamed to admit that I […]

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Spring for a Smörgåstårta – The Swedish Sandwich Cake

After the thaw of Winter, Spring reveals the best of Swedish food. One of the most celebrated, yet little-known-outside-of-Sweden dishes is the Smörgåstårta or Sandwich Cake. Rather than noshing on a sweet torte, you should try a savory one, and the Swedish Sandwich Cake fits the bill. They are quite simply delightful both to see […]

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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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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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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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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 12, 2013, SEE SWEDISH CRAYFISH EVENT BELOW IN WHITBY, ON 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 […]

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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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