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20 Facts about Me

Chocolate Reading Summer Sweden

20 Facts about Me

One of the things I love about local businesses, is that they have a personality that matches that of the owner. There is a closer, more personal connection between the owner and customers of a local store, than there is in a big box store. So I thought I should share some fun facts you may, or may not know about me, as I love getting to know all of you as you join our Kids Trading Company tribe! This fact is probably hard to miss, but I was born and raised in Sweden! I'm from a small town called...

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Gingerbread Cake - A fall treat

Fall Recipe Sweden

Gingerbread Cake - A fall treat

Us Swedes are pretty serious about our gingerbread cookies come holiday season. But its softer, gentler cousin gingerbread cake was always more of a fall treat to me. I know here in North America, pumpkin is the big star of fall, and I think this spicy, soft cake fits right in (or gives you an alternative if pumpkin isn't your thing). Cut yourself a slice, brew a cup of tea (or hot chocolate), and cuddle up in a warm sweater and fuzzy socks and enjoy. That's how I picture this cake to be eaten! :) Ingredients 100 grams butter 2 eggs 1...

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Swedish Smörgåstårta (Sandwich cake - Yup it's a thing)

Party Ideas Recipe Summer Sweden

Swedish Smörgåstårta (Sandwich cake - Yup it's a thing)

A staple at any Swedish celebration, whether it be a birthday party, family reunion or wedding, is a dish called Smörgåstårta, which literally translates to "Sandwich Cake". It's a savory dish made with bread and a wide variety of fillings, layered similarly to a cake. It's delicious and it's the perfect meal to try this summer at your family gathering or picnic!  The idea is to layer bread, mayo and a variety of fillings, finishing with a decorative final layer. The most common fillings are cold cuts like ham, cheese, roast beef, cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced hard boiled eggs, all layered with...

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Spring Spritz Cookies

Easter Recipe Spring Sweden

Spring Spritz Cookies

I finally bought myself a cookie press last year, and thus began the search for the best spritz cookie recipe (did you know that spritz cookies are also known as Swedish Butter Cookies?). Some were just too bland tasting, and some were too crumbly and dry. I finally found one that comes out perfect every time. But I have to admit I only ever think to use it around Christmas, which is just silly because they are so cute and tasty! So this week I'm going to make Spring Spritz Cookies as a great reason to use my cookie press and...

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No-Bake Swedish Chocolate Treats (Chokladbollar)

Chocolate Recipe Sweden

No-Bake Swedish Chocolate Treats (Chokladbollar)

I just came back from a trip to Sweden where I got to spend some long overdue time with family and friends. During my trip I of course indulged in all sorts of delicious, Sweden-specific foods and treats. Although I'm not quite sure of the origins of these mouth watering chocolate balls, I do know I've never found anything like them in Canada, so whenever I have a bad chocolate craving I whip up a batch myself. They are easy to make, fun for kids to help with, and require no baking so they are quick too! Traditional chocolate balls...

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