After one of the craziest starts to any summer I’ve ever had, we are taking some time off to spend in Sweden to visit Sofie’s family. We’ve been planning to take the car for some quite some time now, since my flea market hunting got to the point that the airlines groan when they see us coming with suitcases laden with vintage kitchenalia. Apart from my minor hoarding issues, we have also wanted to take Max with us to experience the beauty of a Swedish summer.
As you can probably tell from these pictures we made it safe and sound and Max has already been for his first swim in a Swedish lake! The trip wasn’t half as bad as we were expecting and the only really tough part was an early start for our ferry from Dublin and then a sleepy morning drive across the UK, but once we got on the ferry to Denmark it was all very easy! I recorded some of the trip which you can see on my vlog on my youtube channel and below.
We are staying just outside Gothenburg and I’m really looking forward to spending time picking blueberries in the forest, hunting for mushrooms, lots of outdoor cooking and of course attempting to eat my body weight in Swedish crayfish! Before the break really does start, I’m heading up to Stockholm today until Friday to record more episodes of my Swedish show Mitt Kok which goes out every Saturday morning over here.
I’ve been writing up lots of my favourite Swedish recipes so I will do my best to upload them here over the next few weeks! I’d love to hear some of your favourites so leave me a comment below and let me know what you’d like to see!