Mini Tea Tasting

Mini tea tasting

I have always loved tea and it is a very popular beverage in Sweden. In most cafes, you will find a decent (sometimes large) selection of  “straight up” and flavored loose leaf teas to choose from. The tea tins are usually lined up next to a mug of tea strainers which you fill yourself with [...]

Vegetarian Tomato Olive Ajvar Pizza


As I mentioned in my Vegan Chickpea Cauliflower Ajvar Stew post, Ajvar (or Ayvar) relish is a condiment from the Balkans, made from mainly red bell and hot peppers. It is a really versatile ingredient, and we use it in tons of ways – one new favorite is this pizza that I came up with [...]

Stockholm Favorites: Ulriksdal Palace

Ulrikdsdal 2

As I mentioned in the Bergianska Botanical Gardens post, you don’t have to travel far from the city to find yourself in nature, and this is another excellent example of that. Ulriksdal is another place I had never visited before but immediately loved, and we returned here too for a second visit before going home. [...]

Vegan Chickpea Cauliflower Ajvar Stew


One of the things I love about staying in a home rather than a hotel when traveling is the opportunity to cook with ingredients you don’t find at home. And even if you make the exact same food you cook at home, it tastes different in every location, since the ingredients are not identical. My tortilla [...]

My Favorite Natural Hair Care Products


It’s been a while since I wrote my first favorite natural products posts, so I thought it was time for an update. Some of the old favorites are still favorites, but I have also made several more exciting new discoveries. Hair is the area where I really have had the hardest time finding natural products [...]

Licorice Honey Ice Tea

Licorice honey ice tea ingredients

When I recently came down with shingles, I was looking for different ways to add licorice root to my diet and “invented” this ice tea, and it came out so delicious I am going to keep making it. I wrote about the many health benefits of licorice in the Licorice Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream [...]