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  • O.P. Anderson Aquavit for Sale

    Got your attention! You may know that OP Anderson was formerly the standard by which other Aquavits imported into the USA were judged. You may also be aware it is now almost impossible to obtain here in the U.S. However, your friendly editor has arranged with a local merchant, who is confident that if we […]

  • Amazing Swedish Music and Dancing at Swedish American Hall

    Fylgia Lodge in San Francisco, presents…. an evening of Swedish music and dance with MARIN/MARIN Dance and listen to the beautiful Swedish fiddle music of Mikael and Mia Marin Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St San Francisco Tuesday November 12, 2013 7pm $15 at the door Marin/Marin is Mikael and Mia Marin. Mikael is a […]

  • Anno 1790

    Just saw a great Swedish period show. It is subtitled in English. This is an intelligent and engaging show. Looking forward to next week. KCSM 10pm Wednesdays.

  • Crayfest 2013!

    Crayfest 2013!

    Crayfest is an urban version of the Swedish kräftskiva (crayfish party). Ours is an urban version, at Nordic House in Berkeley, Ca. We will have Crayfest on Saturday August 24th. Like last year, we will have crayfish, jansson’s temptation, other treats and live music and dancing! Change any summer plans you may have already made, […]

  • Swedish Cooking Class in Berkeley at Nordic House

    Swedish Cooking Class in Berkeley at Nordic House

    On Saturday, June 15th at 1pm, we will have a Swedish Cooking Class at Nordic House in Berkeley. We have another fun menu, and another guest presenter. Our presenter is a Swedish native, from Skåne. She will present two midsummer themed dishes. The first is a siltorta (a herring layered with bread and other ingredients), […]

  • Swedish Dance Lessons

    Swedish Dance Lessons

    Fylgia Lodge in San Francisco offers monthly traditional Swedish dance lessons.  The lessons are on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:15 to 7:15. The cost is $5.  Our dance teachers will be in Sweden, but are returning in September.  (We occasionally  have longer lessons. Check our website for schedule. This great fun! […]

  • Lutefisk event!

    The Fylgia Lodge cooking class at Nordic House in Berkeley is having a lutefisk cooking event in September.  Participants are invited to contribute their own lutefisk dish. We are looking for a variety of dishes featuring lutefisk – from the traditional boiled or baked to a newly revisioned recipe.   Can you wow us with […]

  • Vasa Order

    How can I get involved in more Swedish/Scandinavian activities in Northern California? One fun and easy way is to join a Vasa Order Lodge.  Vasa Order is a fraternal organization which began to help Swedish immigrants at the turn of the century.  Now, it is a way people learn about Swedish/Scandinavian culture, maintain or develop […]

  • Swedish Recipes!

    The following are a (growing) number of recipes.  All are tested and approved!  Enjoy!   A classic Thursday night dinner is Yellow Split Pea Soup and Swedish Pancakes (you just have to trust me on this one!) Here are two delicious recipes:   Ärter med Fläsk (Yellow Pea Soup with Pork)   2 cups dried […]

  • Midsummer Celebration in the South Bay

    Saturday, June 22, 2013 is the 119th Annual Midsummer celebration at Sveadal.  This is an amazing event.  There are things for the whole family to do.  Bring a picnic lunch, bring or purchase dinner.  There are Swedish handicrafts to buy, snaps to taste and an afternoon of dancing around the Maypole.   Sveadal (Swedish Valley) […]

  • Aquavit Recipes! (It is the Water of Life, you know!)

    The following are recipes you can follow, or use for inspiration.  The sources are cited.           Christer Larsson’s Spiced Aquavit   1 navel orange 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 3 whole star anise* a 1-liter bottle Absolut vodka   Wash and dry orange. Beginning at 1 end, […]

  • Norway Day in San Francisco! (So good they had to have two days!)

    Join us May 4 & 5, 2013 for the 20th Anniversary of The Norway Day Festival! Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center San Francisco, California Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM   Info and Tickets at:

  • Aquavit tasting and catered Swedish Dinner in SF

    On Tuesday, May 14th, Fylgia Lodge in San Francisco will hold it’s second annual homemade aquavit tasting.  Dinner will be catered by Chef Pelle.  Participants will enjoy a talk by a member of the Swedish yacht racing team Artemes.  We will also enjoy live traditional Swedish music.  Cost is $25. For information:

  • Mystery place in Sweden: Contest!

    Where is this place?  What happens here at this time of the year, and why is this photo here now?  Answers to follow.  In the mean time, reply with your ideas!