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Outdoor Activities in Sweden

If your knowledge of Sweden ends at the innovative consumer products they create and a few pop songs from the 1970s, you should take another look at this Nordic gem when deciding where to go for your next trip abroad. Sweden is becoming a popular travel destination for its outdoor activities and emphasis on mental and physical wellbeing. Activities like…

This delicious dish represents the best of Swedish home cooking. Simple ingredients, straightforward preparation, and fresh, clean flavors shine through in the laxpudding, making it perfect for both a quick weeknight meal, or a celebratory gathering with friends. Ubiquitous in Swedish cooking, salmon here takes center stage, elevating simple potatoes and eggs into something special. Traditionally made with copious amounts…

When you’re traveling and check into a hotel, sometimes it’s exciting and luxurious. Sometimes it’s rather perfunctory – not much more than a bed for a few hours. And sometimes, it’s completely unmemorable and your room looks exactly like the room you stayed in three months ago halfway around the world – you can’t even tell the difference. But it…

Herbed New Potatoes with Gravlax

Midsommar, or the summer solstice, is celebrated every year in Sweden on the longest day of the year. Abundant sunshine, flower garlands, maypoles, and the first picks of produce from the summer season mark the holiday. New potatoes, tiny and tender, abound on midsommar tables, but if you can’t find them, regular small potatoes will suffice. Gravlax, or cured salmon,…

Gamla Stan in Stockholm

For the next stop on our healthy days tour, we’ve come to the land that introduced the world to the wonderful combination of meatballs, mashed potatoes and lingonberries: Stockholm, Sweden. Like many of the other European cities in our tour, Stockholm is a charming, quaint metropolis with canals, pedestrian bridges, and all kinds of boutiques and restaurants. Fourteen different islands…

Swedes practically wrote the book on winter comfort foods- to which this recipe can attest. If its going to be pitch black and zero degrees by dinner time (standard winter weather in Stockholm), you’d better have something good to eat! These Swedish meatballs fit the bill. They’re warming and savory, and fill your kitchen with the most delicious smells. I…

Compared to many countries in Europe, Sweden is not greatly affected by tick-related problems. However, when involved in any outdoor activity in Sweden during the summer, it is worth keeping in mind that the Swedish forests and grasslands do have ticks, with can carry associated diseases such as Borrelia and TBE (tick-borne encephalitis). Cases of TBE are confined mostly to…

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