Meet Meggie

Bröllopsbild_redigerad-1Hi, my name is Meggie. I’m a Swedish woman, wife, mom and grandma living on the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden.

Me and my Devoted Husband (yes, I’ll refer to him as such) not only share a love and passion for each other but also for good food, cooking and outdoor activities. We try to live a healthy and balanced life while having fun and enjoying every day.

Exercise is essential for your well being and for keeping fit – heard that before? – and 30 minutes a day is where it all begins; with that in mind I’m a firm believer that you can eat most everything, just not always.

I’m Swedish, so why on earth do I write in English? Good question. Well, my main purpose with this blog is to reach out to a wider audience and offer a taste of Swedish and Scandinavian life, food and cooking, but it is also a linguistic challenge for me. Many years ago, in “another life”, the family lived as expats for a couple of years in Princeton, New Jersey. Nowadays my English is kind of rusty so this is a way of brushing it up again.

So please, don’t hesitate to correct me if I’m way out of line. I don’t want to make mistakes like the one my daughter-in-law made when visiting the parents of her then English boyfriend and she asked his father: How long have you been retarded (i.e. how long have you been retired).



6 thoughts on “Meet Meggie

  1. I have two daughters, both of whom are lactose intolerant. In a restaurant last evening, I asked the waitress if they had any Lactard friendly desserts. My eldest then stepped in to explain what I meant. And it’s my first language!

    • Hi Conor,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. I have browsed through your blog too and found some of your recipes quite interesting. I’ll be back and read them more carefully. Your photos are also very stunning.


  2. Meggie I have enjoyed following your blog so much, because of that I have nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award”….I am in hopes many more people will find your blog and experience the joy you have brought to me through it.

    • Hi Teri!
      Wow…, thanks a lot for nominating me for the Versatile Bloggers Award. I’ m really flattered! I didn’t know what it was at first, but now I’ve read your own post about it and know what’s expected of me. Now I just have to find out seven useless facts about myself (that’s my confidence in a nutshell!). I’m so glad you enjoy reading my posts in a kind of broken English and again, thank you very much! 🙂

      Keep up your good work

  3. Your English skills are great. There are some things I don’t understand in your recipes, though. What is single cream? And is dl like one cup?

    • Thank you, Janee, and thanks for stopping by!
      1 dl (deciliter) = 100 ml (milliliter). There seems to be a variety of different kinds of cream depending on the content of fat, and that also seems to differ from country to country. I don’t know which recipe you’re referring to, but I think I actually meant “half cream” (half milk half cream) which in Sweden contains 10 % fat (commonly used in coffe) rather than single cream. Single cream contains about 15-18 % of fat. The choice is yours though. / Meggie

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