Semlor (Swedish buns with almond paste and whipped cream)

Semlor are traditional buns originally eaten on Shrove Tuesday in anticipation of Lent. Although they are still eaten on Shrove Tuesday, they are available in the shops from after Christmas right through to Easter. Apparently, an average Swede will eat five store-bought Semlor, as well as home-baked, every year! And it is not hard to see why!...more

Swedish Spiced Seeded Loaf


Swedish Men Don't Take Care of Their Women

Because they don’t have to....more
Lisa Thomson Thanks for the tip...I think it works now! (And thanks for trying to visit my ...more

An Expat's Thoughts on Living in Sweden

My blog, Swede and Sour Kitchen, has been listed as a Recommended Expat Blog on So I thought I'd share the questionnaire I filled out for them, with you!Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who you are, where you come from, when you moved to Sweden, etc....more

How Sweet It Is

By: Camilla Andersson-Schmidt...more

Help! No Crockpot

When I was getting things ready to ship to Sweden in anticipation of living in a furnished apartment, I realized that one small kitchen appliance that may not be furnished is a crockpot.  So, I was planning to bring mine.  Whoops!  So much for that idea.  I’m glad I realized that the power was not the same.  In the US we use 110, and in Sweden it would have to be 220.  ...more

Black Woman Body Cake: White Privilege Swedish Style (Video)

The National Afro-Swedish Association is demanding that Sweden's minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth be fired for participating in an April 15th World Art Day celebration during which she ate a piece of cake. The problem is not that she ate cake; the problem is the kind of cake she ate. The video in this post that was filmed at the art installation is one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen. ...more
 @Judaye @ Let Me Tell The Story. It's an image I won't soon forget. Lord have mercy, is right.more

Lost in Sweden

This sign is located at the harbour in Karlskrona Sweden. So if you ever get lost there...Hehe. ...more