Monthly Archives: August 2011

Victoria sponge

The quintessentially British cake must be the Victoria sponge, right?! Whenever I make it, people go crazy for it. I understand why, it is very good, but it is so easy to make it should create that much fuss. I … Continue reading

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Lotta’s restaurant in Ystad, Sweden

One eveningn in Sweden me, Christopher and my mum and dad headed to Ystad, a small town in the south of Sweden, just by the seafront, and the home of one of Sweden’s buggest crime exports; Wallander. For those of … Continue reading

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Friday update and a weekly menu, sort of

I skipped the Friday update last week because of the sad news of the riots in this lovely city. But things are back to normal now, and regular people have claimed back the city. It almost feels like a bad … Continue reading

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A wonderful day in Copenhagen, Denmark

Before we left Sweden we had time for a day in Copenhagen. It is so convenient to go there, by car at least, the trains are a pain at the moment. Since it was Christopher’s second time in Copenhagen we … Continue reading

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Where to go for ‘fika’ in south of Sweden

Fika is a common Swedish word, meaning to sit down with a hot drink and either eat a sandwich or a cake with it. We do this a lot. When I grew up we would have six meals a day, … Continue reading

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A nice get together in the summer house

Our summer house has survived many dinner parties and parties through the years, but the one we had during this holiday in Sweden was probably the best one so far. The weather was good, it was a nice group of … Continue reading

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Mosaik, Malmö, Sweden

We went out eating with friends in Malmö, one evening in Sweden. We headed to Gränden, a cosy court yard restaurant with cheap and cheerful food; but the reason you go is that court yard. But not any more. After … Continue reading

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Nice lunch with friends

As an ex-pat, you feel very liked and popular when you go home to visit; everyone wants to invite you over for dinner. The tricky part is to have time to meet everyone in just a week. A couple who … Continue reading

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Barbecue and canapés with girolles

The second day in Southern Sweden we spent the day in Falsterbo, a lovely little town by the seaside because Christopher was playing golf with Claes there all day, at a links course with insane amounts of water but nice … Continue reading

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The first evening back home: crayfish and hollandaise

We went back home to Sweden last Tuesday and after being picked up in Malmö we had a lovely lunch at Katrinetorp where we also had a look in their antique shop and after a quick visit at the shop … Continue reading

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