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.
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)
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.
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
Plus a few old favourite Strawberry Recipes
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