Yea, you actually can make a delicious soup with nettles as the main ingredient. Just pick the top leaves (or when the plants are really small you can take more) about four cups and boil them quickly. Change water (approximately 3 cups) and add two vegetable stock cubes. Bring it to a boil and then mix it. Taste it to see if you need more salt.
I always poach a couple of eggs in the soup (one for each serving), and some like to add strips of chicken. Serve it with some sour cream and sprinkle bacon over.
Nature sure is beautiful in the early summer. Just look at this little mother and her children…
A free day!!! And the Swedish national day, the 6th of June is celebrated all over the country and in many places with a BBQ.
Welcome spring, April 30 is Valpurgis night.
I’m getting some help in the greenhouse 😊
The Easter weather took us all by surprise…
Just when we thought winter was finally over!
4 cups water, 2-3 cups gooseberries, 4-8 tbsp sugar (depending on how sweet you want it) let it boil until the berries are all soft and mash them a little. Add 3 tbsp potato starch mixed with a little cold water (or more depending on which texture you’re after), bring it to a boil and let it simmer a minute or two. Let it cool a little and serve it (I like it quite cold with some cream and milk over), a perfect reminder of summer 😊
Probably tastes great with some vanilla ice cream as well !
Every year Swedish schools close for a week (either 7,8 or 9 depending on where in the country) so that the kids/teens can have a winter sports holiday (or just sleep and relax) 😊
In the south spring might have come by this time, but for the rest of the country there should be plenty of opportunities for skiing and/or skating! Many go abroad for some sun though. ☀️
The second biggest city in Sweden, located on the west coast.
Since Swedes generally celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve many want to do something else today. Christmas Day is a big night for movie premieres and also a common party night.