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  • Sweden Recognizes Palestine Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

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    30 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    just weeks after incoming Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said his government would become the first major European nation to make the move. In response, Israel's Foreign Ministry recalled Isaac ...
  • Sweden cuts interest rates to zero - record low

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    28 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    “The Swedish economy is relatively strong and economic activity is continuing to improve. But inflation is too low".
  • Saab signs $5.4 billion deal with Brazil

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    27 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
  • Sweden running out of ways to weaken the krona

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    27 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
  • Teaching Svenska Around the Värld: Money Matters

    A Swedish American in Sweden
    Hairy Swede
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    This isn’t a funny post. I didn’t do anything ridiculous this time. I didn’t embarrass myself. Or get yelled at. Or fail as an adult. This is one of those serious ones where I reveal my biases.For years and years, the Swedish government has supported Swedish instruction around the world. This has taken the form of professional development, jobs, grants for translators, even text books purchased for students (something many of my former students have benefited from when they all received free copies of Bröderna Lejonhjärta, which we used in our second semester course).A lot of this…
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  • Sweden's star striker Zlatan 'recovering well'

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is recovering well from the nagging heel problem that has stopped him playing for Sweden during its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
  • Swedish sisters create viral Syria stir

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Two sisters from Södertälje near Stockholm are celebrating getting more than 1.3 million hits on YouTube, with a video calling for peace in war-torn Syria.
  • Pirate Bay founder gets three years in prison

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Swedish "hactivist" Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for hacking crimes.
  • Princess Madeleine to make Nobel comeback

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Sweden's Princess Madeleine is scheduled to appear at the Nobel Festival in Stockholm in December, after taking time out from her royal duties to focus on looking after her daughter.
  • Plot for shared Scandi Winter Olympic bid

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Norwegian sports officials have said they want to co-host the winter Olympics with Sweden in 2026. But there has so far been no official response from Sweden.
 
 
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  • Sweden Just Took a Stance on the Middle East Conflict that the Western World ... - Mic

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    MicSweden Just Took a Stance on the Middle East Conflict that the Western World MicSweden made waves Thursday by officially recognizing the state of Palestine, something most of its fellow European Union members (as well as the U.S.) won't do. "It is an important step that confirms the Palestinians' right to self-determination Sweden announces official recognition of 'Palestine'euronewsGargash welcomes Sweden's recognition of Palestinian stateKhaleej TimesSweden becomes the latest country to officially recognise PalestineThe i100Kuwait News Agency -Egypt SIS…
  • Sweden Gives Recognition to Palestinians - New York Times

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    New York TimesSweden Gives Recognition to PalestiniansNew York TimesIsrael fears that the move by Sweden could lead other influential European countries to follow suit, a trend Israeli officials say would pre-empt the results of future negotiations over a Palestinian state with agreed borders. Foreign Minister Avigdor Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian StateeuronewsSweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli CriticismNPR (blog)Sweden Recognizes Palestinian StateHuffington PostABC News -Business Insider -RTall 2,535 news articles »
  • Sweden recognizes state of Palestine - Al-Arabiya

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Al-ArabiyaSweden recognizes state of PalestineAl-ArabiyaIsrael recalled its ambassador for consultations, saying the move was counterproductive and would hurt prospects for future negotiations. But Sweden's decision drew praise from Palestinians who called on other countries to match it - a hope which
  • Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden for consultations - Jerusalem Post

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden for consultationsJerusalem PostSweden became the first major Western country to recognize a Palestinian state on Thursday, triggering a sharp response from Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, who recalled Ambassador to Sweden Isaac Bachman to Jerusalem for consultations.
  • Sweden recognises Palestinian state, Israel recalls envoy - Yahoo News

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Sweden recognises Palestinian state, Israel recalls envoyYahoo NewsStockholm (AFP) - Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, becoming the first EU member in western Europe to do so, prompting Israel to recall its ambassador to Stockholm.
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  • Sweden's new government recognizes Palestinian state; Israel recalls ambassador - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Yahoo News Canada (blog)Sweden's new government recognizes Palestinian state; Israel recalls ambassadorYahoo News Canada (blog)Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Sweden, fulfilling a promise made when the Social Democratic-led government took office earlier this month, believes the Palestinians have met the criteria under international law for such recognition. "There is a ...
  • Sweden recognises Palestinian state, Israel recalls envoy - Yahoo News

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Sweden recognises Palestinian state, Israel recalls envoyYahoo NewsStockholm (AFP) - Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, becoming the first EU member in western Europe to do so, prompting Israel to recall its ambassador to Stockholm.
  • Angry Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden - News & Observer

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    News & ObserverAngry Israel recalls ambassador to SwedenNews & ObserverSweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talks to the media Thursday Oct. 30, 2014, at the government building Rosenbad, in Stockholm, after Sweden's new government officially recognized a Palestinian state. Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country ...
  • Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel Upset - ABC News

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    ABC NewsSweden Recognizes Palestinian State; Israel UpsetABC NewsThe move by Sweden's new left-leaning government reflects growing international impatience with Israel's nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and its blockade of the Gaza Strip. It also comes during increased tensions between Sweden recognizes Palestine, drawing sharp Israeli criticismMinnesota Public Radio NewsSweden recognises Palestinian stateJewish NewsSweden's new government recognizes Palestinian stateNew York Daily Newsall 2,535 news articles »
  • Sweden's New Government Says It Recognizes State of Palestine - ABC News

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    Sweden's New Government Says It Recognizes State of PalestineABC NewsGood Morning America · World News Tonight · Nightline · 20/20 · This Week. Sign In. ABC News; Home · Video · U.S. · World · Politics · Entertainment · Tech · Health · Lifestyle · Money; Shows. GMA · World News Tonight · Nightline · 20/20 · This Week. More.
 
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  • Amitabh Bachchan on Twitter: The 'Swach Bharat Abhiyaan' .....

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appreciated film star Amitabh Bachchan, Indian Hockey captain Sardara Singh and few other personalities who took the broom and participated in Swachh Bharat campaign. "Who won't get inspired when @SrBachchan himself wields the broom & joins Swachh Bharat Mission! Very significant effort," Modi tweeted.
  • Adrenal sex hormone level may predict heart disease risk

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Blood levels of the adrenal sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone and its sulfate may predict an increased risk of coronary heart disease in elderly men, according to a study published in the Oct. 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . A...sa Tivesten, M.D., Ph.D., from University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues used gas and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyze baseline levels of DHEA and DHEA-S in a prospective cohort study .
  • Google Loses Lawsuit Against Canadian Woman Over Breast Exposure

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Google has lost to a Canadian woman a lawsuit that the latter filed over alleged breast exposure taken by the company's Street View car. But despite the win, the woman from Quebec only got to receive a $2,250 settlement, less than a third of the $7,000 she had asked for, along with interest and $159 in court fees.
  • Michael Mejia

    30 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    He leaves his wife of 41 2 years, Keila M. Mejia; two daughters, Emily J. Mejia and Lilli Ana Mejia; and a step-son, Christopher Andrade, all of Clinton; his parents, Oscar E. and Ursula W. Mejia of South Lancaster; a brother, Mike A. Mejia and his wife, Joleen, of Clinton; a granddaughter, Aubrianna Babineau; one niece and three nephews. Mr. Mejia was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was raised there and in Lancaster.
  • Holmen to rebuild PM 53 at Braviken mill in Sweden to produce new product

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Holmen will rebuild PM 53 at its Braviken mill in Norrkoping in Sweden in Q1 next year, in line with its strategy to produce less newsprint and more magazine paper in the country. The machine will produce a new product, sales of which are expected to start in spring next year.
 
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  • Holy moly! Not been here since June?

    Ahoy!
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    In the past, I've already started a few blog entries trying to excuse myself for the lack of updates. So this time let me just begin by reassuring any patient followers and blog-lurkers out there. I'm not dead yet! Yay! And... I'm back to blogging.Feel free to clap!Yes, I realized that there's are still actually good reasons to keep this blog alive. Logging small stories of my life and adventures in this sometimes strange land, keeping the sense of wonder alive through my thoughts of feelings of big and small experiences – this genre is still nothing that Facebook can beat.Also, I kind of…
  • What's up, doc?

    Ahoy!
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:16 am
    Here I am reporting from the other side of the PhD-tunnel. I’m back from some months’ worth of well-deserved freedom with only job-seeking activities to constrain me. Hah!For the past few months, I’ve been living through a strange combination of being free and yet being somehow very busy. Being free from work is definitely underrated! People should try it more often if they can. In the first month of joblessness I felt the immense freedom of nobody telling me what to do with my day. No more waking up thinking of the day’s work tasks! – at least for an undetermined amount of time. I…
  • Hoooorah! Yehey! Whee! Whoohoo!

    Ahoy!
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I want to write about something before many of the small memories and mental pictures fade from my brain, before I go on vacation and get loads of other impressions from this spring. I’d likely not forget the factual details about this event. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. The memory of it – and its implications in my life – will be a part of me forever. But certainly, sooner or later, some of the feelings and memories connected to that moment might feel less concrete after a while. So I write in a way that travelers write about their travels: because I want to be able to look back…
  • What pensioners do in the city graveyard at night

    Ahoy!
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:12 pm
    a.k.a. Photo session turned into mom and dad's first snowball fight! Mom and dad arrived yesterday afternoon in time for my thesis defense, which will be later this month. In both their earlier visits (which had been in spring and autumn), they had hoped to see snow but missed it. They even stayed until early November on their latest visit, hoping that autumn would turn into winter. Of course each season have its charm — they saw budding flowers and tasted pine tree sprouts; and they experienced mushroom picking and loved looking at flocks of Canada geese — but winter is special…
  • From fish to nilaga with lots of things in between

    Ahoy!
    5 Jan 2014 | 10:05 am
    Pretty huh? I got this from Liz and Rob for Christmas. For such a pretty thing, it’s actually a ceramic hot pad for putting warm pots on. I love the movement of the school of fish across it, the different colors, the bubbliness of the water, and that the fish seem to be happily swimming along.I saw it at the Christmas market at Schwezingen, where it stuck out among mode impersonal geometric designs. It turns out that the seller himself had actually made this piece, and we talked to him as he ate his goulash dinner from a thermos. Hard job, this, to be in a stall all day. He said that the…
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    The World According to Pia

  • do you take almond milk, honey or a cat with your tea?

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    For some reason I haven't gotten around to trying plant based milk in my tea since I stopped using dairy. I went straight for honey (or sometimes nothing at all) and have stayed there. I've feared that plant based milk would interfer with the natural tea flavour, whilst honey simply enhance it. I got a tip about a certain coconut milk that would be lovely in tea, but since I haven't found it
  • red rosy beanie and red boots

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Behold the pretty wonderful beanie I go for myself as a birthday gift. It was another case of almosst-sold-ot-but-I-managed-to-snatch-one. And every time this happens with colourful clothes I wonder who buys them, but me, because I never see those colourful items being worn by other people. At least not in Sweden. Perhaps clever, colourful tourists buy them? It's from Swedish brand Gudrun
  • the magic granny square cardigan to be

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Looking forward to finally see these 72 granny squares turned into a cardigan. Can't say I'm looking forward to the tying the loose ends and sewing them together though.  At least it's a Sisyphean task with and end. If there ever was one.  It will certainly be a cardigan of many colours. A magic one. I'm sure.
  • dermalogica ultracalming skincare

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Better late than never, I've just begun using Dermalogica skincare. Hopefully it'll be the perfect companion for dry, dull winter skin. When I had a facial last week - and got told I had a really great skin that didn't need such facials. Oh dear, I had to mention that again, didn't I? - I was, as usual, curious about the products used. And since my Kiehl's Skin rescuer bottle is nearly empty (
  • reflections on the birthday week that was

    26 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    With another birthday just behind me I felt a little reflection on the week behind it is in place. As it has been a crazy hectic one. A fun one. Inspiring, interesting, learning, confirming. Very weather glum, tad annoying bits, very weather glum, sadly little sleep. But the good parts certainly made up for the not so good ones. Let's start with the Sting-tones to set you in the right mood to
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    A Swedish American in Sweden

  • Halloween in Sweden: 2014

    Hairy Swede
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Boo. It’s Halloween. This year, Halloween is getting my own special locker at the library, eating lunch at a Mexican restaurant in Stockholm, and drinking farewell to a couple of friends who are moving back to the US. All while dressed like a prematurely-balding graduate student. I know, pretty spoooooky…I haven’t been in Sweden for Halloween since 2009. It was a glorious year. I was dressed as a zebra and did some graceful bounding while disembarking from the train. I remember that I was dressed as a zebra for two reasons. One, I wrote a post back in 2009 about it called Halloween in…
  • Teaching Svenska Around the Värld: Money Matters

    Hairy Swede
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    This isn’t a funny post. I didn’t do anything ridiculous this time. I didn’t embarrass myself. Or get yelled at. Or fail as an adult. This is one of those serious ones where I reveal my biases.For years and years, the Swedish government has supported Swedish instruction around the world. This has taken the form of professional development, jobs, grants for translators, even text books purchased for students (something many of my former students have benefited from when they all received free copies of Bröderna Lejonhjärta, which we used in our second semester course).A lot of this…
  • Moving to Sweden – The Laundry Room

    Hairy Swede
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Bruce Springsteen woke me up this morning at 6:55.The screen door slamsMary's dress wavesLike a vision she dances across the porchAs the radio plays…I usually don’t make it to Roy Orbison singing for the lonely before I reach over and swipe my alarm to the right and into oblivion. Today was no different, but rather than snagging my phone to read the news, I jumped out of bed ready to tackle the day. And by tackle the day, I mean do my laundry. I had scheduled a laundry time for 7am. That’s a silly time to do laundry, I know, but I had zero clean pairs of underwear and zero clean pairs…
  • 1,000,000 Page Views

    Hairy Swede
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    I started this blog on September 5, 2007. That was 2,608 day ago. That’s a lot of days. I’ve written over 500 posts, over 500 single-spaced pages in a Word document, over 275,000 words. That’s a lot of words. Last week, someone clicked on this blog and read something, I don’t know what, but it was the one millionth page view. That’s a lot of page views.That number isn’t earning me a fancy living and it’s not going on my CV, but I like that I’ve had the opportunity to interact with so many people through this blog. Sometimes by email, sometimes in the comments section, and…
  • Stockholm Christmas Creep

    Hairy Swede
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    This is not my new nickname. Just putting that out there immediately. Christmas creep is that friendly reminder that you should be buying your Christmas gifts now. It’s hearing “Jingle Bells” on your favorite country station before the leaves have even turned. It might even be seeing Christmas decorations being mounted across Stockholm. In October.I first noticed it last Thursday. That’s October 16, 2014. Or, as I like to call it: The day from which there are only 69 days left until Christmas!1 I admit that the name may need some work. Maybe it was just Stockholm trying to get ahead…
 
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    Swedish Language Blog

  • Super Scary Prepositions: Till

    Marcus Cederström
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    It’s Halloween. A time for super scary creatures. And super scary parts of grammar. Nothing scares me more than prepositions. I hate them. There, I said it. I hate prepositions. I mess them up in Swedish and English. And I’ve been speaking both of those languages for a lot of years. A lot of teachers might cringe at what I’m about to write because some people believe you should avoid saying that things you’re teaching are difficult, but there’s no point in lying: prepositions are hard and they never seem to have any rules. Of course, that’s not entirely true. The rule part at…
  • Swedish Grammar: This and that, Part 3

    Steve
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Mmmmm! Hej på dig! I’m back with Swedish Grammar: This and that, Part 3. In parts 1 and 2, I explained two different ways to say “this” in Swedish. Now it’s time to explain “that”. If you recall from Part 1, the first way I taught you how to say “this” was den här. Den här is used for common or “n-gender” nouns. Det här is used for neuter or “t-gender” nouns, and de här is used for all plural nouns, regardless of gender. To say “that”, you basically just take each of these forms and replace här with där. So, for common gender…
  • Answering Yes and No Questions in Swedish

    Marcus Cederström
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Det is an important word in Swedish. It’s a common word with a lot of uses and a few different meanings. If you missed Steve’s posts about this and that, definitely click on through to find out more about how det is used: Swedish Grammar: This and that, Part 1 Swedish Grammar: This and that, Part 2 Det can also be used when answering yes and no questions in Swedish. As you become more comfortable with the language, you’re going to find that you want to nuance your speech more. One way of doing that is to fine-tune how you respond to people when answering questions. Many students first…
  • Swedish Grammar: This and that, Part 2

    Steve
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Tjena vänner! In my previous post, I talked about one way to say “this” in Swedish: den här. This post will talk about an alternative way to express “this”: denna. As I explained in part one, when den här is used before a noun, the noun has to be put in definite form: den här stolen – this chair In other words, to say *den här stol would be incorrect. However, you also have the option of using denna to mean “this”. Unlike den här, denna does not require the noun to be in definite form. In fact, it generally isn’t used with the noun in definite form…
  • Indeclinable Swedish Adjectives

    Marcus Cederström
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    We’ve talked about adjectives quite a bit here. How to use them with en words, how to use them with ett words, how to use them with plural words. You can check out some of those posts here: Swedish adjective and noun Adjectives and specificness in Swedish Adjectives and specificness in Swedish, Part 2 30 Common Swedish Adjectives So, a quick recap of the main rule about declinable adjectives using the word stor (big): If it is an en word, you don’t change the adjective: En stor man. A big man. See? No change If it is an ett word, you add a –t: Ett stort lejon. A big lion. Stor + t =…
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    Photos From Haninge

  • Brutal Design

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The most brutal park bench I have found on my photo excursions around Haninge. And it is facing the wrong way, away from the soccer court/basketball court.
  • Border Stone

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    This type of border stone in known as a Gränsröse in Swedish. You will find this one in Brandbergen in Handen. Back in the day it was a boundary stone in Österhaninge socken,which was part of Sotholms Härad. The guy in the background is my friend Jim. And while I shot this Brenizer Method photo of the gränsröse with my 85mm lens, Jim was busy shooting a 3D type of photo. Also known as Hyperlapse.
  • Snake Road

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    The warm Autumn weather continues. Although it rains too much for my liking. New temperature record yesterday. Warmest Autumn day since they started measuring some 155 years ago. So it wasn't all that surprising that I found this viper relaxing on the warm bike path asphalt in Handen. It posed for a few photos before it used that cool serpentine method and disappeared into the grass.
  • Swimming Alone

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:53 am
    Walking through the Eskilsparken, also known as Olof Palme's Park yesterday I noticed this skrubbskädda swimming all alone in the fountain next to the amphitheatre.It is part of an artwork which funnily enough is called The Birds (Fåglarna), by PYE Engström.
  • Just a muddy field

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Top photo is from yesterday. It's a muddy field at Lillgården in Tungelsta. A few years from now you will find a pre-school here near Söderbyvägen. Next to that will be a retirement home. There will also be a park here, and around 130 new homes next to the new Stavsvägen. I took the panorama photo six weeks ago just as the work got under way. All the new buildings will be to the left hand side. The yellow dot to the right is the old station house. One of the architects behind this project is the now retired Rikard Lundin whom I photographed a few years ago. More info in Swedish here. And…
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    Anne's Food

  • Lamb & Beet Sauce, aka Pink Pasta

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    A quick weekday dinner - my kids really enjoyed this!Lamb & Beet Sauce, aka Pink Pasta500 g minced lamb1 tbsp olive oil2 garlic cloves2 tbsp tomato purée1 tbsp oregano1 beef stock cube200 ml water400 ml crushed tomatoes (one can)100 ml red wine2 beets, coarsely gratedsaltblack pepperto serve:Crumbed feta cheeseHeat the oil in a large pot and brown the lamb. Finely mince the garlic and add to the pot with tomato purée, oregano, stock cube, water, tomatoes and wine. Bring to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes. Add the beets and cook for another five minutes. Season with salt and black…
  • Happy birthday blog!

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    So, ten years. Huh. Time sure flies. I'm not going to write a lot about this, except to say that I'm so happy that I have this blog. Sure, I don't write every day, but it's still a lot of fun and I'm so super thankful for all my friends and readers that I've met - irl and digitally - over the years. The blog is an important part of my life and I can't really grasp that it's been this long.Now, have some cake.This is an amazing cake. I found the original recipe in Swedish food magazine Allt Om Mat, and it was created by Anicka Larsson who's a talented Swedish pastry chef. It has three…
  • Caramelized Pineapple, creamy caramel sauce, salted peanuts

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    I had some new friends over for dinner the other day. I wanted to make a simple but fun dessert, and something adaptable - I wasn't sure what they would like. So, I began with vanilla ice cream - always a favorite. Popular with the kids, too. I bought some, but you could certainly make your own. I have recipes for vanilla ice cream here, and here.I then made a batch of Creamy Caramel Sauce. An eternal favorite, and so simple to make.I chopped up some salted peanuts.And then, for the actual cooking part - I took a fresh pineapple and cut into wedges. I fried them in a pat of butter and with a…
  • Cookbook Watch - bake, bake, bake some more!

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    I find myself cooking less (at least less exciting blog-worthy stuff) and baking more. Or well, less than I used to, but the balance is at least leaning that way. And I'm drawn to baking books. Lucky for me, that's also what's in the stores this fall. Let me tell you about four new books, all in Swedish (albeit with English titles, most of them).The Bread Exchange is about bread - obviously - but it's mostly about travelling. And about exchanging bread for other things  - for stories, and also for food. There are loads of recipes, and not just for bread. An interesting read, and lots of…
  • Teriyaki Chicken with veggies

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Well, I'll just come out and say it. I barely cook anymore. Certainly nothing new. Or from scratch. Or well, that's what it feels like. This is about the only just barely blogworthy thing I've cooked for ages, and even then.. well.This uses shortcuts. But I prefer to think of it as a way to spruce up a store-bought teriyaki sauce which in itself can be a little boring. So what I did was take a bunch of veggies, grate lots of ginger on top, place some seared chicken on top of that, and then pour over the sauce. I baked the whole thing for fifteen minutes, made some rice, and voila!
 
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    Lost in Stockholm

  • I want to move to Sweden: will I find a job?

    Sapphire
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    I get this question every week, sometimes 2-3 times a week. And I thought it would be a whole lot easier to write in a post here than copy/pasting my answers. Let’s say you visit Sweden on a vacation. You fall in love with the country. You decide you want to move to Sweden. You google a bunch of stuff on making a Swedish friendly CV, wondering about the hiring process, and planning your move across the world to the north pole. And then you email me a bunch of questions (great questions) about finding jobs, interviewing, and moving to Sweden. This is when life becomes difficult. I…
  • Fika Runt Stockholm – A Map!

    Sapphire
    1 Mar 2014 | 4:39 pm
    You probably already know that Swedes loves their coffee. And they love to fika. Which got me thinking that, there should be a map to all the popular, or in some cases only, cafes in Stockholm. I took the SL’s tunnelbanan’s karta (metro map), removed all the stations, and inserted cafes. Surprisingly, it was a lot harder than I expected. There were tons of cafes in innerstaden (central city), but once you hit the förort (suburb), it becomes a coffee desert. What I would love to do is have your input for coffee shops at the missing stations. I will be taking comments here until…
  • God Jul 2013!

    Sapphire
    24 Dec 2013 | 1:46 pm
    Wishing you all a happy Christmas and New Year! The bunny wishes everyone a God Jul too.
  • National Anti-Bullying Month – My Story

    Sapphire
    25 Oct 2013 | 12:13 am
    October is national anti-bullying month in the US. But as most of you know, bullying isn’t restricted by borders, or languages, or culture, or even religions. Bullying is a nasty part of childhood, that for many, persists until adulthood. Swedes, Americans, whatever, bullying is everywhere. I was bullied in school. A lot. I moved a few times before college, and those were not easy moves. As a result, I often spent my time being the new, different kid in school. Before I get to the bullying part, let me tell you about my teenage self. I was an over-achiever who enjoyed the attention of…
  • The United States is Closed

    Sapphire
    3 Oct 2013 | 4:31 pm
    If you are currently visiting the United States on vacation and are hoping to see the Statue of Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, or even Alcatraz, well, sad news, they are all closed. That’s because of the clusterfuckery of House Republications holding the budget hostage so they can “negotiate” with the Senate to delay the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, by one year. Does it makes sense now? No? Me either. Honestly, it’s just a bunch fucktards in the right of right of right Republican party that are making everyone facepalm. Of course, the tea party is jumping for joy…
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