My name is Louise. I live in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. My 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 I can remember her making a weekly visit to the local fish market to buy the freshest fish.
Every summer my brother and I would be packed off to our grandparents in Stockholm to spend time with uncles, aunts and cousins. We would be outdoors all day cycling, swimming and fishing out in the archipelago, we’d then smoke our catch to eat for supper. My grandmother (Mormor) was an amazing baker and I spent many an afternoon baking biscuits, cinnamon buns and bread with her. These recipes I still have and cherish and will pass on to my children.
Because I loved visiting Sweden so much as a child I wanted my children to enjoy the same experiences. My three boys have spent time in the archipelago, sailing, fishing and blueberry picking, and if I asked them today what their favourite holiday was, hands down they would say Sweden.
So one day I came upon the idea of writing a blog, ever since I can remember I’ve been interested in food, cooking for me is a great joy. Luckily, my passion for food has also been my profession; I’m a food creator. I have worked in the food industry as a caterer and a rent-a-chef for private parties for many years. I also have a keen interest in photography and food styling, all of the photographs on this website and instagram are taken by me, 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!