Louise lives in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Her Swedish mother arrived in the UK when she was 23 years of age, by her own admission she struggled with the different way of life here and missed her family hugely. Initially she felt very homesick, to overcome these feelings she would cook and bake all the lovely dishes her mother taught her. Everything was freshly prepared, fruit and vegetables were homegrown or bought from the local greengrocer and Louise recalls her mother making a weekly visit to the local fish market to buy the freshest fish, Louise continues to do the same for her own family.
Every summer Louise and her brother were packed off to their grandparents in Stockholm to spend time with uncles, aunts and cousins. They’d be outdoors all day cycling, swimming and fishing out in the archipelago, they’d then smoke the catch to eat for supper. Louise’s grandmother (Mormor) was an amazing baker and she spent many an afternoon baking biscuits, cinnamon buns and bread with her. These recipes she still has and cherishes and will pass on to her children.
Because of Louise’s love of Sweden she wanted her children to enjoy the same experiences. Her three boys have spent time in the archipelago, sailing, fishing and blueberry picking, and if she asked them today what their favourite holiday was, hands down they would say Sweden.
So one day Louise came upon the idea of writing a blog, ever since she can remember Louise has been interested in food, cooking for her is a great joy. Luckily, her passion for food has also been her profession; a food creator. Louise has worked in the food industry as a caterer and a rent-a-chef for private parties for many years. Louise also has a keen interest in photography and food styling, all the photographs on this website and instagram are taken by her, unless stated otherwise.
I hope Nordic Kitchen stories blog inspires you to try new flavour combinations and ingredients. Here you’ll find a collection of family recipes along with my own, made with a touch of love and a pinch of nostalgia. I am happiest in my kitchen, baking, cooking and devising new recipes for my family and friends.
Please feel free to contact me with any culinary questions, I love to talk about food!