Stockholm: Blue Light Yokohama

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Blue Light Yokohama

 

With these long days (really only about 5 hours of darkness!), we’re enjoying going out on the weekends for dinner. This time we headed to Södermalm, the southern island of Stockholm, for ramen at Blue Light Yokohama. During the week, the menu is typical for an izakaya, with small, seasonal dishes. But on Sundays and Mondays, they serve ramen! So we needed to check it out!

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May Meals

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It isn’t weekend without Koen’s fresh-baked sourdough bread

Every weekend Koen makes two loaves of sourdough bread. It’s a weekend treat that I look forward to and I love experimenting with different toppings! The best part of baking bread is that we can slice the loaves, freeze them, and then toast them throughout the week.

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Fika with Hannah and Chris

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Princess Cake at Vete Katten

You can’t come to Sweden and not make time for fika! In case you’re new to my blog and have missed previous fika posts, fika is the Swedish term for a coffee break. But it’s more than just drinking coffee – you need people and sweets! It can be with friends, family, or colleagues. A fika a day is the Swedish way 🙂

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Stockholm: Knut

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Ready for our dinner at Knut!

If you look up the most mysig, or ‘cozy’, restaurants in Stockholm, Knut will be on the list. Koen and I have passed Knut a lot and it’s always full of patrons, warm lighting, and delicious looking food! So with Hannah and Chris visiting, we had a reason to make a reservation.

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Stockholm: Skeppsholmen

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Outside the Moderna Museet

My favorite museum in Stockholm is the Moderna Museet, or the modern art museum. I love it so much that I’m a ‘friend’ and have a membership where I can visit all of the exhibitions throughout the year! The Moderna Museet is located on the small island of Skeppsholmen and feels like a mini-escape from the city – surrounded by trees and water!

 

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April Meals

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Cured egg yolks

It’s that time again – highlights from the kitchen of Lisa & Koen for April 2019 🙂

First up: cured egg yolks. When we were in Copenhagen, we had a salad that was topped with grated cured egg yolk rather than a hard cheese like Parmesan. Koen took the lead on this project and discovered it’s not so difficult. You just need a mixture of salt and sugar and some time. The best part is that you can freeze the result and use when needed!

 

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Easter Weekend in Stockholm

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Cherry blossoms in bloom in the Kungsträdgården, or King’s Garden

 

Our first Easter not only in Stockholm, but also just the two of us! We celebrated by having a lazy weekend with a lot of delicious food and enjoying the beautiful weather with walks in the city.

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Malmö

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Malmö

 

My first week at my new job, I headed to the south of Sweden for my onboarding – in Malmö! Malmö is the largest city in the southern Skåne County and the third largest in Sweden. It’s so far south that it’s actually just a 30 minute train ride to Copenhagen!

I wish I could share more about the city, but as I was there for work, I didn’t have much of a chance to explore. I did make sure to head downtown to try the falafel at The Orient House of Falafel! If you want to read more about falafel and Malmö, you should read the Vice article: Falafel Is More Than Just Fast Food for Swedes in Malmö. But you can’t visit the city without eating at least one falafel! Koen and I both agree that this is the best falafel we’ve tried!

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March Meals

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Raggmunk with bacon and lingon berries

 

First up, the Swedish dish raggmunk, or potato pancake. The raggmunk are prepared by making a pancake batter of wheat flour, milk and egg, into which shredded raw potatoes are added then they’re fried in butter. We opted for the traditional serving combination of bacon and lingon berries.

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