• Gløgg

    Embracing hygge with gløgg (Scandinavian Mulled Wine)

    A pot of spiced wine simmering on the stove, releasing its fragrant spices into the air. The flickering glow of candles, a crackling fireplace. It’s hard to imagine a more cozy setting in which to celebrate the holiday season or…

  • Kladdkaka

    My Favorite Kladdkaka (Swedish Fudgy Chocolate Cake)

    Life is full of reasons to celebrate, I’m convinced of that. It’s so easy to get caught up in the movement and the swiftness of the everyday. Sometimes—as a friend put it the other day—the monotony. But I’m trying to…

  • Swedish Sailor’s Stew (Sjömansbiff)

    If I could live in the pages of a Scandinavian cookbook, I might. Photographs of snow-kissed mountains and reflective fjords as dark as their chilly depths draw me in, and the food beckons as invitingly as the dinner bell my…

  • Biff à la Lindström

    It occurred to me the other day as I set to work in the kitchen making an early dinner that the days are getting longer. Though afternoon, it was still light enough to snap some photos of the food, with…

  • Lussekatter

    St. Lucia Saffron Buns (Lussekatter)

    “Who made these?” she asked, sitting across from me at the dinner table the other night, a golden swirled saffron bun in her hand. “I did.” “They’re good,” she replied, her face in a slight grimace of satisfaction. It’s been nearly…

  • Swedish Mazarin Torte with Nectarines (Mazarintårta)

    A spider web hangs below the eaves, suspended from various points along a string of patio lights. I can see it glistening in the sun outside my window as I write, trembling in the gentle breeze. Autumn has long been one of…

  • Lemon and Crayfish

    Kräftskiva, Swedish Crayfish Party

    It’s been a quiet week here in my little corner of the world, and to my dismay a quiet one on the blog as well. I have spent the entire week sick, and while it hasn’t kept me from working…

  • Rusks on Baking Sheet

    Swedish Almond Rusks

    Food has taken on a special characteristic since I became a mother. Sure, I always enjoyed baking, cooking, feeding others, sharing a meal, dining out. But now it’s about so much more than that: It’s about introduction. The naturally sweet…