Tag Archives: strawberries
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Saft – Black currant drink/cordial (svartvinbärssaft)

I had a bit of a hard time coming up with a title for this post because Swedish saft isn’t exactly a syrup, or a drink, or just juice. It is fruit and/or berry juice boiled with sugar to create a concentrate that becomes drinkable when water is added. In British English it is squash or […]

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Top ten Swedish foods I would miss

I recently had the opportunity to contribute a food-related article to http://www.thelocal.se/, which covers the Swedish news in English. My topic was ten Swedish foods I would miss if I moved. In general I tried to stick to things that would be difficult to get, or make, outside of Sweden with the exception of the kanelbullar […]

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Minted strawberries

I confessed my berry picking addiction and love for strawberries in my last post on Swedish strawberry culture. My favorite way to enjoy fresh strawberries is with cream and a little bit of sugar. But my talented sister-in-law Margareta came up with this simple and refreshing recipe that highlights the flavors of fresh strawberries. She gave […]

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Swedish strawberry culture

It’s the height of the short Swedish strawberry season and the berries are out en masse. When the Lönnslätts Bär strawberry pods are plopped down around my city I know summer is officially here despite the fact it might only be 55°F (13°C) and raining. I love passing by my neighborhood pod where if the wind […]

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