Archive for April, 2011

04 Apr 2011

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it

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Sweden is pretty safety conscious when it comes to driving and the use of snow tires (or winter tires as we refer to them) are mandatory between 1 December and 31 March, if it’s winter conditions. You have the choice of studded tires (good for ice and packed snow, but are noisy and drag on clear roads), stud free snow tires made of a very soft rubber (which are only good for three years, and also drag on clear roads). If you drive on studded tires it’s allowed to use them between 1 October and 15 April, but they may also be used during other times if there is or is likely to be winter conditions.

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04 Apr 2011

Morotssoppa med chilikräm/Carrot soup with chili cream

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Morotssoppan som ingick i helgens meny har jag hittat på Jennies mycket trevliga hemsida – Kalasgott.com. Jennie är med i Sveriges Mästerkock (svenska Masterchef) som sänds på TV just nu och hon bjuder på massor med härlig matlagningsinspiration och recept på sin hemsida. Read more

04 Apr 2011

Nyttigt GI knäcke/Healthy crisp bread

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Jag har ju absolut ingen matlagningsblogg men jag delar ju med mig av en del recept då och då, därför har jag nu skapat en ny kategori som heter just recept – Recipes.

Dagens första recept blir det goda och nyttiga knäckebröd som min kollega tipsat mig om och som vi hade med på vår meny under vår matlagningshelgen. Enkelt och hur smarrigt som helst, fast frågar du Simon anser han det vara fågelmat. 🙂

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04 Apr 2011

Masterchef Jönköping

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Vi hade hela familjen samlad i helgen för lite trevlig matlagningsmys. Mammas idé att vi ska träffas turas om att ha resten av familjen över för lite gemensam matlagning. Värden bestämmer menyn och ser till att ingredienserna finns hemma och sedan tillagas det hela tillsammans. Så i helgen gick alltså första Masterchef Jönköping av stapeln. 🙂

Maten blev supergod och menyn den såg ut såhär:

Förrätt
Morotssoppa med chilikräm serverad med hemmagjort GI knäcke

Huvudrätt
Helstekt, marinerad fläskfilé serverad med Hasselbackspotatis, rödvinssås och långtidsbakade cocktailtomater

Efterrätt
Semifreddo serverad med jordgubbar



We had my whole family gathered this weekend for some nice socialising and cooking. It was mum’s idea that we should take turns having the rest of the family over for some joint cooking. The host ​​decides the menu and makes sure that the ingredients are bought and then we all cook together. So this weekend the first Masterchef Jönköping – family cook off took place.

The food turned out great and the menu was as follows:

Starter:

Carrot soup with chili cream served with home made crisp bread

Main:

Marinated, oven baked pork fillet w/ Hasselback potatoes, red wine sauce and oven baked cocktail tomatoes.

Dessert:

Semifreddo with strawberries

02 Apr 2011

Lose things

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01 Apr 2011

Happy April Fool’s Day!

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Via Boel’s page I found out that IKEA Australia used April Fool’s Day to launch their new dog chair – IKEA HUNDSTOL, a hoax that put a big smile on my face.

The days of your dog begging beneath the table are finally over. The IKEA HUNDSTOL is a highchair and tray combo built specifically for man’s best friend. The Hundstol is suitable for large dogs up to 35 kilograms and fits well with other dining furniture. As an added bonus, the dog bowls are included (but sadly, not the dog).

Alvar Karlsson, designer of the HUNDSTOL dog highchair comments: “IKEA has received a number of enquires from dog owning customers over the years, keen to involve their furry friends in all aspects of their lives. Having a seat at the table for their precious pup is a dream come true for many pet lovers so we are proud to have developed a safe, aesthetically pleasing and reasonably priced product to accommodate the growing demand for furniture that reflects today’s modern family.


Did any of you Aussies see the ad and fell for it?

01 Apr 2011

Go left

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01 Apr 2011

Tävla hos Linnéa

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Detta inlägg gäller mest alla er utlandssvenskar runt om i världen. Linnéa ordnar en liten tävling i sin blogg, HÄR, där man kan vinna the best of Sweden så som exempelvis senaste numret av Damernas Värld, Försvarets hudsalva, djungelvrål och disktrasor. Tydligen är disktrasorna i USA förfärligt dåliga för de verkar vara mest attraktiva av alla svenska godsaker hon lottar ut. Anyhow, vill du vara med och tävla titta in hos Linnéa. Vill du inte vara med och tävla, titta in ändå för hennes blogg är väldigt underhållande. 🙂

01 Apr 2011

April Fool’s Day

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I think April 1st is a general day for fooling people in many countries around the world. Has anyone played jokes on you today?

April, april, din dumma sill, jag kan lura dig vart jag vill. That’s the rhyme we Swedes say when we’ve succeed in fooling someone on April fool’s day and directly translated it would be “April, April, you stupid herring, I can fool you whenever I want“. I know it doesn’t make sense but April and sill rhymes that’s the only reason I think. In Sweden newspapers and TV channels often play tricks on their readers and viewers too.

A well known April fool’s joke in Sweden (that most people have heard about) is from 1962, before there was colour TV in Sweden. On the news they said that a new equipment had been installed in the TV broadcasting building which meant that you didn’t have to buy a new TV to get colour image, all you had to do was to put a nylon stocking on the screen of your existing TV. It’s said that many people fell for this joke. 🙂

I read somewhere that in Australia for example it’s only tradition to play tricks on people until noon and anyone doing it after noon is called an “April Fool”. In Sweden hoaxes are allowed all day long, so you better watch out!