One of the highlights from our previous trips to Sweden have been the wonderful food and food products that I have experienced and it would be my pleasure to share some of the  pictures we have taken with you. It has been a truly amazing  journey of meeting new friends, being with family, new sights and sounds and did I mention the FOOD?
We will take more pictures of our Sweden 2009 trip coming up in July and I will do my best to get some of the recipes of the meals we have and post them on this blog after we duplicate them in our own kitchen.
Swedish Food is my Passion!

Swedish Grocery Store Candy

Swedish Grocery Store Candy

Swedish Grocery Store Candy

Swedish Grocery Store Candy

Swedish Grocery Store Candy

Swedish Grocery Store Candy

Swedes love their candy and you find it everywhere. This picture was taken in a typical grocery store where they devote one whole aisle (front and back) to candy. Just fill a bag with an assortment of candy that is priced per hg (approximately 4 oz.) My favorite are the raspberry boats “hallonbåtar” and I always fill a bag with at least 2 US pounds of those tasty little morsels!!
The signs above the candy say small candy (små godis).

Swedish Cheese

Swedish Cheese

Swedish Cheese

Swedish Cheese

Talk about cheese – Sweden’s got cheese! And it’s the real thing in big ol hunks that sit on the table with most meals and you slice yourself – excellent! Wish we had that cheese in our grocery stores 😥

Shopping Cart

Shopping Cart

Just had to include these cute little shopping carts on wheels when your just picking up a few things at the grocery store. So convenient.

Swedish Grocery Store

Swedish Grocery Store

Fresh Baked Bread

Fresh Baked Bread

Swedish Youghurt

Swedish Yoghurt

Yoghurt

Yoghurt

The yoghurt selection is just phenomenal with many flavors and I really like the quart size that you pour into a bowl – yum!!!

Swedish Cider

Swedish Cider

Cider is very popular in Sweden and is available with no alcohol and also can be purchased with an alcohol content up to 5% by volume. It’s available in many flavors including Pear which is my favorite – with the alcohol of course! Do not confuse Swedish cider with the apple cider that we are familiar with here – completely different. It is more of a sparkling drink full of flavor. At this time it is not imported into the U.S. Damn it!! Sweden’s got all the good stuff!

Nybro Bakery

Nybro Bakery

This is a bakery/sandwich/restaurant in Nybro, Sweden where my husband’s brother and family live. This bakery is owned by one of their neighbors. Swedish pastries are “to die for”. Those are my two nephews looking and trying to decide which dessert they were going to have with their sandwich.

Nybro Bakery

Nybro Bakery

We were fortunate to get a tour of the bakery in action which was very fascinating. This is the owner in the process of making some layered cakes with a thin chocolate icing complete with sprinkles.

Danish Red Hot Dog

Danish Red Hot Dog

This is a Danish red hot dog from an outdoor stand that my husband said I should try while in Copenhagen. Crumbled deep fried onions, pickles, mustard and ketchup – m-mmm good!  I love the hot dogs (korv) in Sweden and Denmark because they “snap” when you bite into them.
The red hot dogs were exclusive to Denmark at one time but can now be found in Sweden.

Copenhagen Bakery & Restaurant

Copenhagen Bakery & Restaurant

We had lunch at this bakery in Copenhagen where we had a sandwich and a pastry.

Smorgastårta (Swedish Sandwich Cake)

Smorgastårta (Swedish Sandwich Cake)

These are absolutely delicious! A large 3 layered sandwich covered with cheese and garnished with shrimp, eggs, tomatoes – you can use whatever you wish to decorate it with.  This is just one example.

Swedish Shrimp Sandwich

Swedish Shrimp Sandwich

Shrimp Sandwich

Shrimp Sandwich

My sister-in-law Camilla made this open faced shrimp sandwich for lunch and we ate outside on their deck in the beautiful sunshine. The bread this was made on is called Polar bread a round somewhat flat bread that is perfect to use for this type of sandwich.

Spättekaka

Spättekaka

Anita, my mother-in-law, bought this Spättekaka at a giant flea market that we drove to on the very southern coast of Sweden (Skåna). It only exists in Skåna and is made entirely of baked sweetened egg whites similar to meringue.

Diddes Chocolate Mousse

Diddes Chocolate Mousse

Our friend Didde invited us for lunch and served Kalops and made this delicious chocolate mousse decorated with mint leaves and shaved white chocolate for dessert. I must say he is one heck of a cook!

Swedish Strawberries

Swedish Strawberries

Strawberries and Icecream

Strawberries and Ice cream

Strawberries

Strawberries

Bowl of fresh strawberries

Bowl of fresh strawberries

We are always in Sweden when the fresh strawberries are plentiful. They are sooo good and the same color red on the inside of the berry as you can see in the pictures.  Just the best!