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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SAAB Forever – Resiliant Automobiles Anno 1972 in Dalarna

                Forever SAAB – This man in Dalarna, Sweden has had 11 SAABs, always in green colour. His present two SAABs are the 1972-model. Loved and cared for in harsh winter driving conditions. No plans to swap for another car brand. Read more from Dalademokraten http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&u=http://www.dalademokraten.se/Borlange/Nojda-Saabagare-har-ingen–tanke-pa-att-byta-/&ei=UxleT6PzJNDp8QOI5OmtDw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCMQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3DSAAB%2Bdalademokraten%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D614%26prmd%3Dimvns...

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Nordic Walking (Swedish *Stavgång) For everyone and everywhere. No more excuses, just do it!!

                  Nordic Walking  is a very popular and common way of Fitness Exercise in Sweden/the Nordic area.  In Europe there are more than 6 million people practising Nordic Walking! A good choice and advantages for those who have too many thresholds to climb before get up, out and get moving.   Below some tempting pros for Nordic Walking, from my personal...

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A Red Rose to Rosengård, Malmö – Another side of “Zlatans” infamous suburb

              A Rose to all the people  who try to improve the tainted reputation of Rosengård, Malmö.  I wish you the best of luck with projects like "Yalla Trappan ("Yalla the Stairs"project for immigrant women), Drömmarnas Hus (The House of Dreams" youth project), The "White Wing"  and other initiatives to improve Rosengård. And to the beauty of the Roses in...

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Rabbits, Rabbits, Rabbits (*Kaniner/ Swedish) – Swedes should eat eat more rabbits!

Kaniner, Kaniner, Kaniner: I have been watching so many of these cute furry friends from my window in Kaninlunden *The Rabbit Grove, Stockholm, never thought of eating them, though?   However, certainly better to eat them than to burn them to keep the Swedes warm. See article about the Rabbit cull and  using them as fuel : http://www.thelocal.se/22610/20091012/ ”We need...

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Diversity in Sweden – A Salute to the Sami National Day 6th of February

                Sami culture and designs - The Sami National Day mark the day of the first Sami conference 1917 in Trondheim, Norway. The Sami People lives in four countries  with a population of around 80 000 (20 000 in Sweden).  http://www.thelocal.se/38956/20120206/ Great Sami Designs for colder days, see Karin Vasara's Designs http://www.karinvasara.com/27.html...

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