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Growing up Swedish and playing in Toronto

As a Swedish child, you have plenty of ways to play or “leka med” other Swedes in Toronto. Nowadays, you can easily get Swedish toys and books as well as join in a Swedish playgroup. First, a shout out to the Swedish Church and Pastor Anna Runesson, who started a wonderful program for Swedish kids […]

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Our review of Karelia Kitchen, the new Scandinavian bistro in Toronto

Before coming to Karelia Kitchen, we didn’t know what to expect. After reading stellar reviews of the place and the background of the owners, we were a little skeptical. Can a couple with no Scandinavian roots cook really good “Scandinavian” food? The answer is an astounding YES! After a lengthy discussion with Leif Kravis and […]

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Watching Swedish TV or downloading Swedish music from Toronto or Anywhere Else in the World!

UPDATED: MARCH 24, 2014 One thing that people miss from their home countries which makes living abroad easier is definitely local TV in their native language. Luckily, the Internet has eliminated most of that problem. However, it is still a bit limited because of local copyright and region access laws. So while you may get […]

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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! ūüėõ 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! Due to the enormous protest against iKEA for switching the Swedish brands for their own name brand in the Swede Shop where they sell Swedish grocery items, we have to look elsewhere for Swedish goods. If […]

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