definitely think campfire noodles taste better than any other noodles 🍲💜 the past few days have been sweltering but i've still been having fires to keep up morale as i've been finishing off some blog posts! both parts of week three are now done and so is week five - i just need to get a move on with weeks four and six! 🤓
Reading through “Scandikitchen Summer” by @bronteathome @scandikitchen has made me feel excited to spend time in Sweden during Sommar. Especially for Midsommar celebrations🌞🇸🇪 It’s a really beautiful book and you should definitely check it out if you’re into Scandinavian living & cuisine.
Kung Ranes hög.
This burial mound in Flistad is said to be the resting place of a "King Rane" who according to local tradition ruled the Vadsbo area.
Very little is known about it as it has never been excavated properly. The fact that in the 12th century a church was built right next to it shows that it must have been an important or at least well known location for the people living in the area.
The amount of burial grounds and gold finds show that Vadsbo was problably a quite rich and well connected area, yet not much research have been done here.
The name "Rane" appears in the Icelandic sagas and are often use by the god Oden when traveling through the land appearing as a human, the name Oden or names associated with Oden such as "Rane" or "Göten" pops up quite frequently in the surrounding area and tells of a quite strong Oden-cult
The last picture shows the teacher Karl August Nyström who in the early 20th century with the help of his pupils tried to excavate the grave. According to the only written source of this event they encountered a stone chamber in the center of the mound but when the day had come to finally take a look inside, Karl August was threatened by a rival of his and forced to cancel the project.
If this story is true or just made up by one of the pupils we won't know until the mound is properly researched.
Stockholm - thank you for the reunions of old friends (@sustainablejasmin), the introduction to new ones (@oliviahageus, @meganemkennedy, @emelieolssons.se), the amazing food (@mahalosthlm), the dances (@idance.se) and all of of the sun-soaked adventures. Oh, and this random deer. That made me smile. 🌞