Christmas is around the corner and I have to pickle my Christmas herring. Lately I have been working a lot with Nordic Street Food and have not had the luxury of planning that much, so what do you do … Well, you use whatever you have at home.
This is the perfect time to take a walk in the forest and pick mushrooms. Up here in the north, right now, as fall is up on us, the forests are full of mushrooms of all kinds.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to speak at the first street food conference in Helsinki – Streat Helsinki . Street food in Helsinki … ? ! For me, that operates Nordic Street Food in Malmo/Sweden , this came as a happy surprise . We here in the North ‘re not known for our street food … yet. But I promise you that we will be after this .
Kärleksmums (Love Yummy…) are among the tastiest cace I know! And now for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to bake these very lovely chocolate cakes and serve my customers in my street food trailer, Nordic Street Food.
The Swedish Christmas meatballs have its firm place on the Scandinavian Christmas table . A must in my Scandinavian kitchen, and I like to spice them up with anchovies and a lot of crushed allspice. The allspice is what makes them “Christmasy”….compare to normal Swedish meatballs,which contain black pepper.
I have a love affair with beetroot salad . It’s one of those condiments that I can not resist, especially if I happen to pas a hot dog stand late at night, incredibly hungry and craving a grilled hot dog with bread … and beetroot salad .
Did you think that I had pickled enough for this year …? Oh no!! It’s almost Christmas, I have a thousand things to do, but to pickle herring … there´s always time for that in my Scandinavian kitchen. It is NOT a clichée…I love pickled herring and could live only on that…and some “knäckebröd”.
Christmas soon and that means I have to pickle my own herring. I don´t have to…but I need to. Want to. Love to. I try to make a new one every year and this year I´m prepping well in advance. But what ….? I love the clear herrings and the one I like best is with onions. Lot´s of it and lots´of crushed allspice … yes quite classic and nothing fussy.
My grandfather Oskar was a nice old man who sometimes took a drink too much, but had a heart of gold. He smoked a pipe , traveled with me around the world on his globe and ate very burnt bacon.
Kååååldolmar ….(cabbage rolls) that´s what Pippi Longstocking said with longing in her voice when she was on the run and stood outside the window of a restaurant, penniless and hungry. “Kåldolmar” is stuffed cabbage rolls and an old traditional Swedish dish…which probably came from Greece of Turkey a long time ago.