The First Supper


Depending on where you live in the world a pregnancy can be filled with rules on how to behave. Especially when it comes to FOOD. I have the feeling that every country has there own regulation on what is dangerous or good for the baby. Being a foreigner living in Germany I have been confronted with a long list of rules. In Sweden, … Read More

ElmlidThe First Supper



The other week my friend Gisela arranged the most amazing baby shower  ever. It was not really a surprise since she had actually asked me if I have a certain gift wish. Hm.. What do you wish for? Personally I usually rather give a gift for the MOM than to the baby (since most people I know are very specific in … Read More


Bread Exchange in Berlin on Thursday


Get prepared with an old Gouda and some salty butter because tomorrow I will be baking my Tumeric bread with Apricots and Raisins. The bread will be ready to trade in Mitte/Pberg throughout the day. Let me know if you like to trade with me!

ElmlidBread Exchange in Berlin on Thursday

“Happiness in a Jar”

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One of the prettiest sounding trades I ever got was by a the little boy Noah, 5 years old. He traded what he calls “Happiness in a Jar”; pickeled cucumber. I totally know what he means with that. Personally I am addicted to sour polish cucumbers. In the Bread Exchange book there is a whole chapter dedicated to sour polish soups. I … Read More

Helly Parsons“Happiness in a Jar”

Crayfish Time Everyone


Crayfish Time Everyone The Swedes have already started fishing long time ago. But it is not too late. You can still celebrate the Crayfish season. And for all you living abroad: YES, you can buy ready to eat crayfishes at your local Swedish Furniture store! They will for sure not be Swedish (thank god, or there would be no crayfishes … Read More

ElmlidCrayfish Time Everyone

Coffee culture inSmåland


There are many pretty small garden cafes along the coast is Småland. Well, there are many pretty garden cafes in Småland in general.  Often they are hidden behind walls and to enter them is like entering a secret garden with a “wow…”. A boat/canoe/bike ride away from our house in Timmernabben there is a cafe that I always visit when … Read More

ElmlidCoffee culture inSmåland

Not into full Detox. But I love greens.


When I moved to Germany 14 years ago I was introduced to detoxing for the first time. I my group of German friends everyone seem to take a break once a year from eating- something I never heard of in Sweden. The detox could look in various ways; everything from tea detox to juice detox. Nowadays detoxing seems as normal … Read More

ElmlidNot into full Detox. But I love greens.

Shoreline cooking


When you go sailing you get chronically hungry. When out on the ocean, food tastes better than ever. Bad food however, will always taste crap – at sea and everywhere else. An easy rule to minimize conflicts on the boat: Only go sailing with people that know how to appreciate your efforts of putting good food on the table*. *This … Read More

ElmlidShoreline cooking

Bread made out of SALTWATER


Today is a gathering by Kinfolk in Berlin and I am sharing my bread with them. The theme is Ocean. For The Bread Exchange, this is probably the easiest theme they could have picked. All my breads are already inspired by the ocean. You can discribe my bread baking like this: I use flour and sourdough. And then I add Saltwater.  … Read More

ElmlidBread made out of SALTWATER

Matcha Waffel Recipe


Last week I made a matcha bread with white chocolate. I received many trade requests on this bread so I did not get to really one myself. Therefore I was really happy to get the feedback from Mirjan (image). Mirjan traded a massage for a bread. Thank You! Last week I also traded with Laura from Tausendsünd. I have already … Read More

ElmlidMatcha Waffel Recipe