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Category: Culture

Musical Moments In The Kitchen #Mabon

September 25th, 2016Categories: Brunch, Culture, Music, Pagans, Reasons To Celebrate

This Sunday playlist is dedicated to those of the “Pagan Persusian”. The Autum Equinox – around Sept. 21- is the time to celebrate Mabon which is when The Goddess decends into the Underworld. With her departure, we see the decline of nature and the coming of winter thus we pay our respects to the impending dark In […]

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The Autumnal Equinox And The Start of Sexy Season!

September 22nd, 2016Categories: Culture, Eating, Fika, Reasons To Celebrate, Uncategorized

A Summer Eulogy: Sadly, on September 22, 2016 at 10:21am EST as a result of the Celestial event known as The Autumnal Equinox, Summer came to an end. In our on again/off again relationship with Summer, we’ve been through this before but it’s always sad to say goodbye. Summer we just want to let you know […]

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Musical Moments In The Kitchen #funky

September 18th, 2016Categories: Brunch, Culture, Music

Sometimes it’s hard to get started on the weekends. You’ve had a long hard week and now you’re on “snooze control”. But, Sunday means you’ve got a ton of non-work related things to do. Funk can help with that. Chores?……Turn up this playlist made for moving and your laundry won’t know what hit it. Maybe […]

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A Long Weekend Road Trip Playlist by The Tragically Hip

September 3rd, 2016Categories: Culture

Canadian Long Weekends often mean road trips. Great road trips begin with great tunes. Enter stage left: The Tragically Hip. Finally and for decades, a band who fully and completely exemplify, define, and transcend “Canadian Content”. Full Stop. Much has been written about The Hip this past year. One of the things that comes up […]

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The Spice Trader Dinner with Allison Johnson – Wed. Sept. 14, 7.00pm

As the summer heat waves come to an end, we’ll be waving back by spicing up September. Allison Johnson owner of The Spice Trader Toronto’s first organic spice shop will be our guest speaker and guide for an intimate, informative and delicious evening focused on the spices often used in Scandinavian cuisine. Global Supremacy Wasn’t Always […]

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Happy National Day of Sweden! We called up a random Swede… just to chat.

Tuesday (June 6) was the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag), celebrated annually on this day to mark both Sweden’s independence from the Kalmar Union in the early 16th century and the nation’s adoption of a new constitution in 1809. How did we decide to celebrate? Well, did you know that Sweden is the first country in […]

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Hooray Hooray The First Of May: A Brief History of May Day

May 1st, 2016Categories: Culture, Scandinavia

May 1st, often called May Day, is many different holidays to many different people. It’s a celebration of Spring. It’s a day of political protests. It’s a neopagan festival. It’s a saint’s feast day. And it’s a day for organized labor. In over 90 countries, it is a national holiday. Origins as a Pagan spring feast […]

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Fika Part 8: Princess Cake

April 28th, 2016Categories: Culture, Dessert, Fika, Scandinavia

The princess cake is the defining cake of Sweden. This beauty can be found colouring the window displays of bakeries throughout the country. Appearing to defy the laws of physics, the princess cake or (prinsesstårta) makes quite a statement. A relatively recent addition to Sweden’s culinary history, the princess cake debuted in the 1920s, courtesy […]

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An Evening with Jason Tetro: A Special Dinner Event at Karelia Kitchen – Wednesday April 20th, 7:00pm

There Are Germs Among Us! Let’s talk about the 99%. No, not the economic class of which most of us belong, the 99.9% of beneficial or benign microorganisms that surround us, interact with us, live in symbiosis with us, and in many cases, perform some key biological functions on our behalf. Probiotics are all the […]

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Fika Part 3: Dobos Torte

April 11th, 2016Categories: Culture, Dessert, Eating, Fika, History, Scandinavia

As with many classic European cakes, this one takes it name from its inventor, Jozsef Dobos. The Dobos torte was first introduced in 1885; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and his Empress Elisabeth were among the first to taste it. It quickly became a favourite throughout Europe and remains so to this day. Here […]

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