Kitchen Love: July 2022

Kitchen Love: July 2022
Swedish strawberries on black and white plate. Image SueP.

Welcome to July Kitchen Love.

Firstly, apologies for the delay in the Kitchen Love newsletter this month. The past two weeks have been a hectic month in Gothenburg. I have been distracted from my baking while moving and settling into our new apartment. Yes, we have finally moved into our new home. I have been busy unpacking and sorting where to put everything. We have been out buying furniture, a new car and sorting out our new life in Sweden; with our bank IDs, and personal numbers. So many IDs are needed here for everything. The storage in our apartment has been a challenge. Thanks to Ikea, we are almost organised with only a few boxes to unpack.

What do I love so far?

The views from our terrace in our new home are amazing (see my sunrise image below).  I am enjoying the stillness and quietness compared to lively London. I am still discovering new places to shop and what new Swedish products I can sample. The fresh strawberries are the best I have ever tasted. The Swedes think this too. They claim it's due to the amount of rain plus sunny summer days that aren't too hot.

Sunrise July 21,2022 at 4:11am

My new kitchen/studio space is very good. I have lots of cupboard space, a huge fridge/freezer, an induction stove top and a large pull-out pantry (the biggest I have ever had). Now I need to stock up on my pantry supplies.

New Berry Good Recipes

It is berry nice to share a few recipes with berries. Yes, I may be a little fruity, and I love being silly and baking with fruit. Over the warm summer months in Sweden, we have been enjoying eating fresh strawberries daily. We are fortunate to live close by to a fantastic fruit shop. As mentioned above Swedes claim they have the best strawberries. I agree; they are sweet and the juiciest strawberries I've ever tasted.

What is a strawberry called in Swedish?
Jordgubbe which means; jord = earth/soil and gubbe = old man.

Strawberry, Tomato & Feta Salad (member recipe)

Strawberry Tomato & Feta Salad

A new recipe I have been making the last few months. I thought I would share it with my members. A handful of green spinach leaves and rocket (or your choice), diced tomatoes, fresh strawberries, crushed feta pieces, a sprinkle of toasted sunflower seeds and a drizzle of olive oil and splash of balsamic.

Strawberry Pizza

A strawberry pizza may sound crazy but I can imagine it will taste as good as the salad above. I am testing one this week. Stay tuned. I am imagining a version of the salad above but on pizza. No not a dessert pizza.

Recent Strawberry Recipes

Swedish Midsummer Strawberry Cupcakes with Spelt
My little mini Swedish Midsummer Strawberry cakes are perfect to share with friends and family. Here in Sweden, this Friday is a holiday as everyone celebrates midsummer.
Moist Strawberry Muffins with Spelt flour
Swedish strawberries are amazing. These simple moist strawberry spelt flour muffins are the perfect summer recipe. The spelt muffins are topped with pistachios and a little pearl sugar.

Plus a few old favourite Strawberry Recipes

Spelt Strawberry Layer Cake
Seriously this spelt strawberry layer cake is the easiest celebration cake Ihave ever made. The homemade buttermilk ensures it is light and fluffy toppedoff with a not too sweet white chocolate buttercream frosting. I love thismuffin method of cake making beating sugar, butter and flour together…
Strawberry Cake – Spelt Flour
Summer goodness in one cake. My strawberry tea cake is a pretty, simple andfresh cake perfect for an afternoon tea party. Simple ingredients, strawberries,flour, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk and yoghurt. A wonderfully moist andlight cake that is versatile and can be adapted to use any seaso…

I am looking forward to creating more new recipes and ideas from my Swedish kitchen.

Have a berry nice day & happy baking.

Hej då (hey-door) = bye in Swedish