Sometimes it happens – you ‘re in the right place at the right time . So it was for Nordic Street Food and The Malmo Festival 2013 ! I am humbly taken by surprise , happy and ” chocked and sunned .” What a success!
Today is the most beautiful day up here in Sweden! Midsummer! The longest day of the year. It´s an old tratition and we spend it with our families and friends, eating pickled herring, new potatoes, dill, sour cream, strawberries and celebrate summer by dancing , drinking and laughing.
I’m not particularly afraid of anything … except for baking. It’s always a nervous challenge for me and my partner always finds something else to do, as far away from the kitchen as possible, when I’m mixing batters and doughs and try to bake some yummy pastries.
We have several large pine trees at the cottage. High as skyscrapers, and with many years behind them. In spring down here in the southern part of Sweden where I live, all new green shoots are starting to break out.
Street Food is hot right now, and above all there is talk about Nordic Street Food. That means Nordic food that you can buy “on the town” out of a food truck or a “hole in the wall”. Fast food with Nordic roots and finesse.
Easter and lamb is a must in Sweden. Originally the Easter lamb tradition comes from the jewish tradition, and has really nothing to do with us Scandinaviens, but some where along the line, the lamb found its way to our Easter dinner, ands therefore we have producers of lamb, that fits our climate and is born in the winter and slaughtered in the spring.
When I was about ten years old (1973), I ALWAYS had a toasted loaf of syrup loaf “Skogaholmslimpa” with butter and a some Swedish Kalles caviar when I got home from school. It was my favorite sandwich all categories.
I’m in love. With cured arctic char. The elegant, beautiful little salmon fish , is quite different from that slightly boring cousin from the country – the “regular” salmon. Nothing wrong with the cousin from the country, but the arctic char with its redder meat becomes so much yummier I think.
It’s the middle of March and spring is on the way … or so I thought. Earlier this week, I sat on the steps outside the cabin, sunbathing with that first cup of spring coffee , squinting against the warm spring sunshine and just enjoyed the warmth . Today it´s snowing!
Typical Scandinavian spring weather!
Last fall we got a piece of elk meat from a friend, when we were at my partner’s country place in Dalsland. Great, I thought, and put the piece of meat in the freezer.