May Newsletter

Welcome to another edition of our monthly newsletter.

May is cake season in my family. Our two oldest are having their birthdays, my husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary, Mothers day is coming up and then there is the 17th of May... Lot's of reasons to celebrate check out out Recipe section and get inspired!

In this newsletter we have

  • Mothers Day
  • 17 Mai
  • Eurovision Song Contest
  • Short Date Sales
  • This Months Featured Product

Mothers Day:

I do appreciate my kids giving me a present for mothers day. But what really makes my day is: breakfast in bed (and yes I wont say no to cake for breakfast), kids making lunch and at the end of the day sitting down together having dinner as a family.

This year we will have the traditional "Sill Lunch" - Herring Lunch and for dinner I hope for Steak with both Green peppercorn sauce and Bearnaise sauce. Which reminds me a bit of the "Filé Mignon Black and White" that was very popular in Sweden during the 80's.

Check out our Mothers day section for some gift ideas - but most important - spoil your mum with love next Sunday!

Syttende Mai

Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway. All over Norway, children's parades with an abundance of flags form the central elements of the celebration. In addition to the children's parades the streets are filled with young and old, turning out in festive attire. Although May 17 is the National Day, it is an inclusive kind of nationalism. Therefore any foreigner who happens to be there on this day can expect to have a flag thrust into their hand and is welcome to join in with all activities. Syttende Mai is celebrated in many Norwegian immigrant communities throughout the world, with traditional foods and parades. (source:

To celebrate this special occation we have taken 20% of the Norwegian Lefse for the month of May!

Eurovision song contest 2013

The Eurovision Song Contest is still a BIG event in Sweden and this year it is hosted in Malmö Sweden!

Get some friends together, treat them for some Scandinavian snacks and/or Candy and watch the contributions at:


This month’s short date sale:

Please note Best Before Date is different from Expiry Date. For more information see this link.

For more Short Date Sales and other Bargains, please visit our Bargain Bin

This month’s featured product:

Morchella - "truffles of the north"

Morels are the aristocrats of the mushroom kingdom. Scandinavians call them the "truffles of the north." Mycologists affectionately refer to them as "Helens"--a reference to the beauty of Helen of Troy. In China, they are known as "sheeps' stomachs," an apt description of the tripe-like indentations in the cap. Appropriately, the Chinese eat morels as a remedy for stomach illness.

The basic way to cook morels is to sauté them in butter with a little minced shallot or garlic for four to six minutes, or until tender. Morels go well with cream, green peppers (used sparingly), caraway seeds, chicken, steak and sweetbreads. My personal favourite is Stewed Morels.

Was $11.50 - This months special $10.00

Celebrate 17th of May!

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Kind Regards
Eva and Sven @ SweNZ Taste

Posted: Sun 05 May 2013