Oh So Swedish wish you a Happy Easter – Glad Påsk!

                  Wish you all a very Happy Easter & *Glad Påsk (Swedish). Maundy Thursday (* Swedish: Skärtorsdag) and traditional Easter Witches' Broom Stick Ride to Blåkulla. Departure in the dusk and kids dressed like Easter Witches can been seen everywhere in Sweden.  See photo top right, of me (right on picture) and friend as Påskkärringar (EasterWithces), Trollvägen, late 1950's. * read more on:...

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Nävgröt(Motti) from Värmland – Swedish Regional Dish of the Month

                Nävgröt  - A very traditional dish in Värmland in the west of Sweden.  Nävgröt also called Motti or Mutti , with origin of the area of the Finnish settlers, who came to Värmland and Dalarna during the 16th  century. Additionally, Torsby, Värmland have a  "Nävgröts Academy" to honour this regional dish! Nävgröt means a porridge originally eaten with your hands (näve=hand/gröt=porridge) Made of...

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Good with wood – Three Wooden Towns in Sweden

          Great stuff for tree and wood lovers. The well preserved towns of Eksjö, Nora and Hjo have each received The Europa Nostra award for conservation of buildings. Situated next to Lake Vättern, the small and idyllic town Hjo, a real wooden town, well preserved buildings and lovely quirky beach huts in different colours. A town well worth to visit!  Make justice for...

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