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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,…

Sweden, with over 200,000 lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and waterways and its Right of Public Access, offers world-class possibilities for canoeing, and a self-guided canoe tour is one of the most popular choices for a holiday in Sweden for adults and families. Like all outdoor activities, canoeing and wild camping carry an element of risk, and here…

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…

An unusually toxic version of the “Montezuma’s revenge” bacteria known as enterohemorrhagic E. coli, or EHEC, is sweeping Europe this week and is now thought to be responsible for at least 17 deaths and over 1,500 cases of severe illness known as “hemolytic uremic syndrome.” The World Health Organization (WHO) said cases of the E. coli illness have been reported…

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