Tag: Michael La Corte

Fika

Fika: the Swedish Coffee Break

This little coffee break that we’ve come to know as fika is one of the most quintessential Swedish traditions. Whether doing fika alone or with friends, at home or in the office, the most important thing is that everyone enjoy it at least once during the day. Read on to discover what local Swedes enjoy during their own fika coffee breaks.

Liss Ellas

Liss Ellas and Their Award-Winning Mustard from Sweden

No wonder everyone loves the mustard from the Sweden Box: husband and wife duo Olle and Liss Ellas are obsessed with mustard and know everything about it. From selecting the particular variety of seeds they harvest to preparing the condiment with the right blend of seasonings, it’s their incredible attention to detail that makes Liss Ellas mustard so special. Here’s the story behind the brand.

Lingonberries

Our 8 Favorite Ways to Use Lingonberry Preserve

If there’s one berry that is synonymous with Sweden, it’s the lingonberry, and what an incredible berry it is! Not only are they topped onto a variety of savory Swedish dishes, but thanks to their abundance of vitamins, minerals, and more, they’ve also been used to treat a variety of ailments in folk medicine. In case you still have leftovers from your Sweden Box, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you finish the entire jar of Hafi lingonberry preserve.

Mustard Seeds

8 Medicinal Benefits of Mustard You Never Knew About

Not only is mustard an incredibly diverse condiment that’s delicious in countless dishes and preparations, but it’s also full of healthful compounds that can alleviate and prevent many ailments. Now the Liss Ellas mustard from the Sweden Box tastes that much more delicious!

Smorgasbord

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Smörgåsbord

What was once just vodka and hors d’oeuvres is now a widespread Swedish tradition that’s expanded well beyond Scandinavian borders. Smörgåsbord is so famous that even restaurants now serve their own during holidays! Curator of the Sweden Box Emma Bengtsson introduces us to the tradition in the Culture Guide from the box. Read on to find out the rest.

Candy

Lördagsgodis: The Best Kind of Saturday

Swedish children love Saturdays because it’s traditionally the only time that they are allowed to eat candy. Who knew it first came to be as an attempt to curb candy consumption! Learn all about the tradition here, then experience your own at home.

Jam

Nordic Cooking: How Sweden Copes with Winter in the Kitchen

Sweden, located in the center of the Scandinavian peninsula, is a land rich in more than just meatballs. The country’s harsh climate has shaped the way locals cook, forcing them to find creative methods of preserving foods through winter. Read on to learn about some of the most interesting developments in the Swedish kitchen.