Raspberry chocolates

Foodie Year Roundup 2014

The end of the year is the time to sum up all the things tasted, places visited and discoveries made. Flicking through the pictures of food I took throughout the year I realised that there has been a fair bit of things that I posted about on social media networks, but they were left behind the scenes in the blog. Here is the list of some of... Read more »

Gingerbread cookies

Farmor Birgit’s Pepparkakor – Granny’s Gingerbread Cookies

Winter in snowed on Dalarna in central Sweden, just a few days to go until Christmas. I open a tin of cookies and get hypnotised by a divine gingerbread smell. Inhale a few times, then reach out for a cookie and have the first bite. Crunchy, with bits of almonds, cinnamon and orange aromas, simply melting in my mouth. The flavour is... Read more »

Fun Historical Facts About London Coffee Culture You Probably Didn’t Know

Would you ever guess that coffee became popular in Great Britain before tea and it remained that way until a century later? Can you imagine person's sanity to be assessed by customers of a café? Did you know that the foundations of today's London's stock market were laid in a coffee-house? I found out these and much more amusing facts during... Read more »

Cheddar cheese

Best of British at London Foodie Festival

Fancy some black currant and rosemary fudge? How about bread dipped in lavender infused vinegar? Or maybe a pint of beer with honey? You heard it right, these creative combinations and much more can be sourced from the local UK gourmet food manufacturers. Christmas Foodie Festival in London was a great opportunity to meet them all under one... Read more »

Swedish potato bake

Jansson’s Temptation – Swedish Potato Bake

My Swedish food temptation started some years ago when I visited the country for the first time. I was invited for dinner by a Swedish family and since it was time around Christmas, the conversation was evolving around Christmas traditions and food. I got particularly interested in Swedish potato bake, that was intriguingly called Jansson’s... Read more »

Scrambled eggs with smoked eel

Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Eel

Try this easy-to-prepare Swedish delicacy inspired by visiting a little town of Åhus. Scrambled eggs with smoked eel is a perfect meal after a weekend sleep in. You might want to have a bottle of sparkling handy to make it a truly decadent brunch. Ingredients: Makes 2 servings 4 eggs 100 ml cooking cream Pinch of salt 1... Read more »

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