The Swedish summer is really great, highlighted by the long cold winter that really makes you feel as though you earned it. When I first arrived in Sweden I really noticed the foods that were missing, but there are a lot of foods that Sweden really does well. This time of year the most imporant seems to be ice cream. Not only is it delicious and high-quality, but it is relatively cheap and comes in interesting flavours. Fig-mint or raspberry-salt liquorice, anyone?
Soft-serve ice cream is also popular, and my favourite comes from Ikea. Ikea is about 10km bike ride away, but its is a nice bike ride through countryside, with plenty of horses along the way. It is a bonus that this soft serve (mjukglass) is also the cheapest at 5kr – probably a good thing it is not next door or I might eat ice cream for dinner.
Happy Canada day, everyone!