BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU 2017 – The flowers of Nina were flying off the shelves and out the doors of Systembolaget this morning


Beaujolais Nouveau goes excellent with chicken, fish and pork but I leave further reviews to the professionals.

The bottles remaining at Systembolaget were flying off the shelves this morning. From home we were tracking the numbers in stock falling at each store as we were deciding where to go and then speeding to the store.

Happy and relaxed that we managed to secure the last 2 bottles from two stores.

Looking forward to having them with our Christmas ham :-)

Thanks Systembolaget for not simply raising the price of this bottle that would easily sell for even twice the price.

#beaujolaisnouveau #fleurdenina #systembolaget

SWEDISH MEATBALLS | From the grind up…


200 grams of minced pork
300 grams of minced beef
0.5 dl of white bread crumbs
1 dl milk
1/2 onion shopped
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
Fine ground white pepper

Mix the milk with the breadcrumbs and allow to swell. Peel and finely chop the onion. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. I added some fresh green herbs to the mix.

Roll into round meatballs and place on a platter or cutting board. Soak your hands in water to make it easier to roll the meatballs.


Fry the meatballs in butter in a frying pan. Start by frying at medium temperature and then lower the heat to low and allow the meatballs to be completely cooked through.

Serve em up in classic fashion with mashed potatoes, gravy and “rårörda lingon”.

“Rårörda lingon” is easy to do yourself. Just mix two parts fresh cranberries with one part sugar. Mix sugar and cranberries in a bowl. Stir gently until the sugar has dissolved.

Enjoy :-)

LAMB MOUSSAKA | Served with a green sallad, cherry tomatoes and fresh honey yoghurt


So once again, I have a brand new bag. I’ve been trying another Matkasse, this time we get the goods from Middagsfrid.

Currently you can even get a 300kr discount on your first Matkasse.
Introduction offer: 300kr discount

But this is not just another Matkasse. I can easily say this is by far the best quality I’ve had out of all Matkasse services that I tried so far. But then of course, this is reflected in the bill. 895kr for 5 dinners serving a family of 4, i.e. 45kr per serving. Not realy a budget alternative, but it comes loaded with fantastic groceries and 1st class meat, fish and poultry, squeaking freash.

So despite the pricey service, this is a no brainer. I say Middagsfrid has no competition in this price range and I’m happy to pay for the quality they deliver.

I predict I’ll keep this Matkasse service for quite a while.

Enjoy :-)



Fresh pasta rolls prepared with spinage and ricotta filling. Pour a little cream in a baking dish and put in the pasta roles. Spread some fresh creme spiced with roasted garlic and thyme on the pasta roll slices. Add a dash of butter on each slice and top them off with fresh ground pepper.

Minced lamb was spiced with fresh herbes and shaped up as skewers on a stick.

Pasta roll slices and Lamb skewers were baked in the oven at 180C (350F) for approximately 15 minutes until they looked amazing.

Serve it up with a ruccola sallad with tomatoes, cucumber and mozzarella.

This is all fine, but add a nice rosé wine and you’ll get some seriously good shit. I settled for a bottle of Boschendal 2011, fantastic!

Enjoy =)

FLYING ASPARAGUS | A slightly more grownup Jacob


Flying Jacob (Swedish: Flygande Jacob) is a Swedish casserole based on chicken with bananas, peanuts and bacon, covered with whipped cream laced with hot sauce and cooked in the oven.

In checking the supplies I realised there were no bananas…

No bananas?
So asparagus it was, and a bloody fantastic concoction it is, if I may say so.

And as per usual in preparing Flying Jacob, never go lightly with the hot sauce.

DRY & BRITTLE | Still not friends with wheat and soy


15 Euro per kilo for a dry and brittle veggie sausage.

How can processed vegetables become soo expensive. Soy and wheat at two-three times the price of meat products.

And why are these alternative non-meat products still soo dry and brittle. Delicious and mouthwatering, nope.

There must be a way to prepare great tasting non-meat products at reasonable prices.

How else could you ever expect the large masses to buy these products on a regular basis.