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Kalmar Slott (the Castle of Kalmar)

One of the most significant political events in Scandinavia took place at Kalmar Castle in 1397, when the Kalmar Union was formed – a union of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (including Finland), organized by Queen Margaret I of Denmark. We visited there…

Eketorp – A Viking Fortress

Eketorp is an Iron Age fort in southeastern Öland, Sweden, which was extensively reconstructed and enlarged in the Middle Ages. Throughout the ages the fortification has served a variety of somewhat differing uses: from defensive ringfort, to medieval safe haven and thence a cavalry garrison.


One of my all-time favorite dishes, even though I didn’t grown up eating them. Super delicious, versatile, and readily available in all of south-eastern Sweden.

STF in Magnarp

We stayed at a hostel in Sweden, in Magnarp, which is wear my dad grew up. Well, not in the hostel, but the same town… It’s also one of my favorite memories from the trip – having dinner in some random hostel kitchen with the kids.

Swedish Pizza Salad

I’ve been hankering for some homeland pizza salad lately, and figured I’d experiment with a few trial and error batches. This pizza salad is served with all pizza in Sweden, mandatorily, and you don’t know what you’ve been missing! Here’s the recipe that seems to work, practically.

Processing Mapping with the Kids

I’m attending a Lean Ohio workshop over five days, and have learned more formally about the lean process in my journey towards the Black Belt… Here I practice process mapping with my kids, in a couple of different variations.