Archive for the Food & drink Category

Thank you and update

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 No Comments

whichsoftware

Quite surprisingly it seems my little blog here captured a few unexpected visitors in it’s short life… from those who read it for specific advice on how to transport dogs from the UK in to Europe, to others who found it of general interest to see what was happening to someone having left the UK [...]

Making elderflower pop

Making elderflower pop

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 1 Comment

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I thought i would just pop this photo online as i stand here making elderflower pop. Lots to be made and frozen for the rest of the year. We’ve already made lots and lots of rhubarb pop which is piled up in the chest freezer. So with some luck, we’ll not need to buy any [...]

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Chocolate Plopp...

Chocolate Plopp…

Sunday, June 13, 2010 No Comments

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Some time ago i put some photos on my blog of products i found in sweden with funny names. Such as a bottle of clening liquid for mopping up after puppy pee, called “piss off”! Today i found this chocolate bar called “plopp”! Hmmmmn. The worst thing was you could argue thats exactly what it [...]

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Category: Food & drink, Odd bits

Masse and Calles Eurovision BBQ

Masse and Calles Eurovision BBQ

Monday, May 31, 2010 No Comments

My beef steak yum yum

Had a great weekend managing to combine lots of work, but also a decent relaxing night with some friends for the Eurovision 2010 final… Now, I shan’t bother to harp on about the fact that Sweden didn’t make it to the final, and whilst the UK had automatic entry into the final their song was [...]

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Category: Food & drink, Misc.

Fish ‘n Chips Swedish Style

Sunday, May 9, 2010 No Comments

Swedish Style Fish and Chips

Yesterday we happened to be traveling to yet another DIY shop in Helsinborg to purchase some strip lights for one of the outbuildings. Yawn. However, to cheer us up and make the journey worthwhile we stopped off at a roadside caf’ for a snack. In Sweden this usually involves hot-dog (like the ones from Ikea), [...]

Pear in a bottle

Pear in a bottle

Saturday, May 1, 2010 No Comments

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Last night we had a dinner party at daves parents house to celebrate his mums birthday. Had great time and thought I would just post thisic of one of the drinks that were on the table. Its a pear. Inside the bottle. Apparently they grow thepira in the bottle by shoving the bottle over the [...]

My Christmas in Sweden... Full & Fat.

My Christmas in Sweden… Full & Fat.

Saturday, December 26, 2009 No Comments

So, it’s ‘boxing day’. And I feel fuller than a very full thing after the last two days of over-eating.

On Christmas Eve, the day the Swedes traditionally celebrate Christmas, I ate for a marathon of session spread over about 4 hours in the evening. This was following a largish lunch earlier in the day, where we ate Swedish Christmas Ham with potatoes, veg, and a rich creamy mustard sauce.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thursday, December 24, 2009 No Comments

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Or should that be “God Jul och Gott Nytt År” now I’m living in Sweden. Well at last, here it is, Christmas has arrived. At least here in Sweden anyway. You guys in the UK have one more day to wait. I can’t find a reasonable explanation why, but it seems the Swedes do their [...]

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Category: Food & drink, Misc.

Swineflu vaccination day...

Swineflu vaccination day…

Saturday, November 28, 2009 No Comments

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I thought I’d just add a quick post here to update family and friends back home with some of the things I’ve been up to here in Sweden.

Yesterday I had my Swine Flu Vaccination at the local health centre 5 minutes up the road…

Cooking night...

Cooking night…

Friday, October 23, 2009 No Comments

apple picking

Phew. I’m shattered. Been cooking for a couple of hours making huge vats of bolognese, beef stew, and “äppelmos” (like the filling to an apple crumble, served warm with cream). So now the freezer is full of yummy food for a while to keep things to keep me going whilst working on the house!! Yes, [...]

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Mobile phone in tea – update…

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 1 Comment

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If you read my previous post, about dropping my mobile phone in a cup of tea… then you may be interested to know that, after 8 hours on top of the radiator (the phone that is, not me) drying out, I tried to get it working again. I actually didn’t expect it to work because [...]

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Blood apples? Anyone know? UPDATED...

Blood apples? Anyone know? UPDATED…

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 6 Comments

One of my apple trees

I was walking down the drive, and decided to test a couple of the apples that are bursting off the trees at the moment. I’m no apple expert, in fact without a sticky label on the side, I’m pretty clueless. I can just about tell a good apple from a bad, but that’s it. Well [...]

My ketchup and ‘special’ meat

Sunday, October 11, 2009 No Comments

I’ve been to a couple of supermarkets now and noticed that apart from the layout, many food items are familiar to me from UK supermarkets, such as Findus frozen foods, Heinz baked beans, and even good old HP sauce! A couple of things however have surprised me. So much so that I felt the necessity [...]

 

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