Sunday, June 10, 2007
A beautiful day with friends
Statue of God, putting stars in the sky, By Carl Milles.
We had another very warm summer day today. And Per and I had visitors! Jeff, who's a Canadian foodie who reads this blog, and his partner Brad were in Stockholm for the marathon. And today, they came here for some Swedish traditional summer fare, and company. It was a perfect day! We also invited Tesse and Danne, and we had a great time together.
We ate sill, which is Swedish pickled herring - both the traditional matjessill and a mustard sill. It's served with sour cream and chives, and new potatoes with dill. You can also see in the background, our beautiful crisp-bread box. We had crisp rye bread with sharp Vasterbottenscheese.
Gravad lax - cured salmon - and smoked sik (lake whitefish). And a dill mustard sauce for the salmon, not pictured.
A very yummy cloudberry sauce - simply mix crème frâiche and cloudberry preserves. Goes perfectly with smoked fish!
We then took a walk to nearby Nacka Strand, where the statue you see up top is situated. It's about ten minutes from our house. After that, dessert - traditional Swedish cheesecake with fresh strawberries, strawberry preserves, strawberry sauce and whipped cream! Didn't think to take pictures of it though.
Jeff and Brad brought me lots of great goodies from Canada, too! More about that another day!