Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Salute to Sweden

I would love love love to go to Sweden someday. I find myself drawn to Swedish-style furniture, the paintings of Carl Larsson and even Swedish sweets.

So when I was in Chicago last weekend, I headed straight to Andersonville, a Swedish community.

I shopped the Swedish American Museum (I bought a traditional cookie cookbook & pearl sugar) and then enjoyed lunch at Svea (Swedish meatballs and cold fruit soup). 

It was a beautiful day - perfect for window shopping.


MmeBenaut said...

Sounds like a cheerful way to pass an afternoon. I love the table in the shop window.

Anne Reeves said...

That table is actually very like my kitchen set - plus I have oval back charis that I love. It makes me want to make skirts for the chairs...

AnnG said...

Not to change the subject to much but your "Salute to Sweden" reminded me of Almond Cake! You may know about this already, but one of my favorite cakes to make is Scandinavian Almond cake. It is an easy recipe but works best in the pan that is made to make this cake. Here is the link,http://www.giftchaletauburn.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=597
one christmas- I bought a dozen of these pans (recipe comes with the pan) and gave to my office, friends and sisters. It was a big hit.

Scandinavian Almond Cake Pan with recipe

Anne Reeves said...

I have never made Almond cake but it sounds fantastic. And what a pretty pan. I bet they all loved such a thoughtful present. Thanks for sharing!