About Me

kissing moose in sweden

Hello and welcome to Electric Blue Food!

Welcome to my website where I share recipes and food ideas for foodies and home chefs! Let me inspire the meals for your next night in. Are you hosting a dinner with friends? Or maybe you’re in the mood for a proper dinner solo? Let’s find something you’ll love – and enjoy the process of making that food happen!

See, I love preparing food. I just find the process fun and getting to eat what I made is just the best reward. And you know what’s even better? Getting to share my food with friends and family! For this incurable passion I guess I have my heritage to thank (or blame): I am half-Italian and half-Polish.

Italy and Poland may have two rather different cultures but there is one big common denominator: the importance of food. Both sides of my family regard mealtime as the most important time of the day and not taking a seat at the dinner table as a capital sin.

So here’s me. My Italian side obsessing over the ingredients, where they come from, convincing you why this wine pairing is just right and my Polish side tirelessly refilling your plate, insisting you take home the leftovers, if-I-love-you-I-will-feed-you.

To make things even more interesting, in 2014 I moved to Sweden, where I’m currently living. So to my portfolio of Italian and Polish recipes I have started adding Swedish and Scandinavian ones. One more culture, one more language, one more cuisine, right?

Why Electric Blue Food?

This has nothing to do with food colouring, although using food colouring to make eccentric cupcakes was one of the first aspects of baking I explored in my cooking journey. Electric Blue is actually the title of a song by The Cranberries. One of their least famous songs, I’ve always loved it for its eerie and dark vibes.

All of the blogs I’ve had in the past were called Electric Blue something, so I just decided to stick with the name. I opened this blog after I came to Sweden as an excuse to share what I was eating in this new chapter of my life. I didn’t know I had boarded an amazing learning experience that made me improve both as a cook and as a photographer. And made me connect with many wonderful people.

Welcome to Electric Blue Food, I hope you have found something you love.

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62 Comments

  1. colorpencil2014 July 30, 2015 at 11:36

    Traveling, Food and Sweden…what is not too like?!?! And I am a kindred spirit when it comes to multinationality: I am Dutch/Canadian, living in the USA and traveled a lot too. Your photos are very good and I look forward to follow your blog! Thank you, Eva, fro visiting my blog and brining your blog to my attention. Cheers from Ohio, Johanna

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    1. Eva July 30, 2015 at 12:42

      Hello Johanna!! So nice to meet you, we are definitely two similar souls πŸ™‚ I will be following your blog, too. I have spent three months in Toronto in 2011, while in the Netherlands I have visited Amsterdam and Nijmegen. I’m flying back to Sweden today, but since I’m still in Italy I am sending you my warmest greetings from Rome! πŸ™‚

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  2. Mani (A New Life Wandering) August 1, 2015 at 21:50

    Hi Eva, I have a deep love for Italy and you just make it stronger, your photos are amazing. Thanks for coming by my blog!

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    1. Eva August 1, 2015 at 21:55

      Thank you, I’m glad I found yours because it’s really inspiring! I will be happily following you! My warmest regards πŸ™‚

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  3. anna77dennis August 10, 2015 at 08:52

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Its nice to read about other people living in other countries, i’m english living in Italy, Liguria with 2 half italian/english children and an Italian husband! I look forward to reading about Sweden, someday I would love to visit πŸ™‚

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    1. Eva August 10, 2015 at 09:18

      Hi Anna! I was very intrigued by your life in Liguria. Originally I’m from Piemonte, the first time I saw the sea in my life it was in Liguria. I love that region.
      I hope you’ll manage to visit Sweden, you would love the landscapes here!

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      1. anna77dennis August 10, 2015 at 12:25

        It is lovely here because you can be in the mountains and see the sea, or be by the beach and look at the mountains! Piemonte is a great place too and definently has the best food πŸ™‚

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        1. Eva August 10, 2015 at 12:33

          That’s just what I love about Liguria: this perfect compromise between sea and mountains. And ahhh how much I miss food – and wine! – from home. Definitely the best!!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Anna September 7, 2015 at 03:47

    Hello Eva! Thank you so much for coming by my blog and for the like! I’m delighted to have found your blog as well — it’s lovely! I love the photo of the cupcakes in the basket — so very beautiful!
    ~ Anna

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    1. Eva September 7, 2015 at 10:39

      Hello Anna! Nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by mine πŸ˜‰ Have a wonderful day!!

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      1. Anna September 7, 2015 at 17:02

        Thank you, Eva! It’s so lovely to meet you as well! Have a wonderful day, too!

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  5. mysimpledelights September 10, 2015 at 17:27

    From what I have seen, I think I’m going to enjoy your posts! Thanks for the follow!!!😘

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    1. Eva September 10, 2015 at 17:29

      Thank you!!! I browsed through your older posts and I can say the same about you! Looking forward to more posts, when Chinese internet connection allows you πŸ˜€ Cheers!

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  6. Marichris September 12, 2015 at 14:00

    Hi Eva! I just want to thank you for following my blog! I really appreciate it! Your blog looks really cool too. Allt your wonderful photos makes me hungry. πŸ˜€

    – Maria

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    1. Eva September 12, 2015 at 15:42

      Thank you! Your blog is really lovely and I enjoyed browsing through it πŸ™‚ I love Norway, so it was nice to see some pictures of Norway here and there!!
      Thank you for following my blog, too!

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  7. edmooneyphotography September 23, 2015 at 12:46

    Hi Eva,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop off at my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to drop back anytime. I look forward to seeing more from you,
    All the best,
    Eddie πŸ™‚

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    1. Eva September 23, 2015 at 12:51

      Hello Eddie! I have a soft spot for everything Ireland, so it will be my pleasure to come and check your photos! Thanks for reciprocating the follow!

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      1. edmooneyphotography September 23, 2015 at 12:56

        My pleasure, The autum leaves image really caught my eye, and after photography, I love good food πŸ™‚

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        1. Eva September 23, 2015 at 13:28

          Then you are very welcome to enjoy my photos of food πŸ™‚

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  8. Anna September 30, 2015 at 20:43

    Eva, I’ve nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award” — your blog is so lovely, and I’m so delighted to have met you through blogging! You can find the link on my website. Also, the photo of your basket of cupcakes is so lovely — you are truly an inspiration!

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    1. Eva October 1, 2015 at 18:15

      Thank you very much!! I have another nomination to catch up to, so I’ll post about it soon!!! πŸ™‚

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  9. Nadia March 27, 2016 at 13:44

    Hello Eva,
    Thanks for stopping by and joining my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy sharing my recipes and my life. Bienvenue.

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    1. Eva March 27, 2016 at 13:46

      Hello Nadia! I am really happy I found your blog, I will come back very gladly! Pleased to meet you πŸ™‚

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  10. giulia May 9, 2016 at 16:12

    E alla fine mi hai trovata πŸ™‚ Il tuo blog mi piace un sacco e come sempre torte e foto favolose!! Tra l’altro, pensa che a fine agosto vado a Stoccolma per un weekend. Cosa mi consigli? (sia da visitare che da mangiare). SarΓ  la mia prima volta in Svezia!

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    1. Eva May 21, 2016 at 21:10

      Ma sΓ¬, abbiamo dei blog molto simili e non ne avevo idea, devo ringraziare instagram πŸ˜€ Con Stoccolma sono pessima a consigliare posti dove mangiare perchΓ© sono sempre troppo cheap per andarci a mangiare fuori e quindi finisco sempre per avere panini o comprare cose da asporto. Se hai molto budget da parte, un ristorante interessante da provare Γ¨ Aifur (googlalo, Γ¨ un ristorante vichingo :D). E’ l’unico ristorante in cui mi sono lasciata spennare anni fa, ma l’esperienza Γ¨ valsa la pena, anche se Γ¨ troppo caro per ripetere l’esperienza per me. Per quanto riguarda dove girare, sicuramente Gamla Stan e SΓΆdermalm. Se vai a camminare su Bastugatan hai una bella vista su Kungsholmen. Fine agosto Γ¨ un periodo molto bello per ore di luce e temperature, spero che non piova troppo in modo che tu te la possa godere per bene!!

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  11. fromdreamtoplan August 13, 2016 at 21:25

    Hi Eva! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you πŸ™‚

    Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

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    1. Eva August 13, 2016 at 21:40

      Hello Lisa! O forse dovremmo parlarci in italiano? Sono passata a visitarti, piacere di conoscerti e grazie per avermi trovata πŸ™‚ A presto!

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      1. fromdreamtoplan August 13, 2016 at 21:43

        Piacere mio! πŸ™‚

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  12. Profusion of Eccentricities August 18, 2016 at 14:22

    Hi! I came to your blog through a link on Snowtoseas and so glad I did. Love your photos and looking forward to reading more.

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    1. Eva August 18, 2016 at 16:42

      Hello!! Glad to hear you found me through a friend! Thank you very much for your kind comment and welcome again πŸ™‚

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  13. Sawsan Abu Farha @ Chef in disguise September 4, 2016 at 21:46

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, it lead me to your wonderful space and I can’t wait to explore your adventures in Sweden

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  14. coripk September 25, 2016 at 10:58

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have some delicious recipes on here and beautiful pictures too!

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    1. Eva September 25, 2016 at 15:38

      Thank you so much and thank you for stopping by mine πŸ™‚

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  15. undertheskyofsweden January 23, 2017 at 10:33

    Ciao Eva. Hai la minima idea di quanto sia incredibile per me trovarti? :O Io ho fatto piΓΉ o meno il tuo stesso percorso (anche se “breve” e con meno tappe). Ho lavorato in Polonia per un anno e qualche mese dopo il bachelor e poi sono venuta a studiare in Svezia. E’ un piacere conoscerti. Un abbraccio e tanta fortuna per tutto!

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    1. Eva January 24, 2017 at 08:54

      Ma che storia!! Piacere di conoscerti πŸ™‚ dove sei stata in Polonia?

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      1. undertheskyofsweden January 28, 2017 at 23:32

        ho vissuto a cracovia… a quanto ho capito anche tu XD come ti stai trovando in svezia? πŸ™‚

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        1. Eva January 29, 2017 at 10:44

          SΓ¬ anche io. Non dirmi che hai lavorato alla shell anche tu? In Svezia mi sto trovando bene. Diciamo che a ogni anno migliora, all’inizio Γ¨ stato un po’ difficile soprattutto economicamente. Adesso sono nella fase in cui sto imparando la lingua ma non ho il coraggio di parlarla πŸ˜€

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          1. undertheskyofsweden February 5, 2017 at 13:37

            mi son dimenticata di risponderti (credo), fantastico… no, una mia amica lavorava lΓ¬! io lavoravo per un’altra azienda πŸ™‚ si, la svezia Γ¨ parecchio tosta… ho visto prezzi in certi locali “fancy” che mi hanno lasciata di stucco come prezzi… questo inverno Γ¨ abbastanza tranquillo lo ammetto, quindi dopo la polonia va benissimo cosΓ¬ X’D

          2. Eva February 5, 2017 at 14:09

            Io per fortuna non sono particolarmente attratta dai locali trendy e qua in mezzo ai boschi non Γ¨ che ce ne siano a bizzeffe. Per fortuna ho constatato che il costo della vita non Γ¨ troppo proibitivo. No comment sull’inverno. Ma cos’Γ¨? No no, io sono delusissima. CioΓ¨, ho visto piΓΉ neve in Polonia nel 2013. Possiamo fare di meglio, su. (mi spaventa che a gennaio abbia nevicato una sola volta in Svezia. Mi spaventa tantissimo. E’ sbagliato.)

  16. Agnese - I'll B right back March 15, 2017 at 00:33

    Wooow ma che bella scoperta! Il tuo blog mi piace molto πŸ™‚ Hai mai pensato di scriverlo anche in italiano? Io sto traducendo tutto in inglese, ma vado a rilento πŸ™‚ Adesso mi iscrivo e ti seguo volentieri!!

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    1. Eva March 15, 2017 at 08:07

      Ciao Agnese, piacere di ritrovarti di qua πŸ™‚ quando avevo iniziato a tenere un blog l’avevo fatto in italiano, solo che poi ho deciso di passare all’inglese per avere un’occasione per scrivere in inglese. E non nascondo che mi faccia piacere che cosΓ¬ i miei amici in giro per il mondo mi possano leggere senza dover ricorrere a Google translate πŸ˜€ tenere il blog in due lingue sarebbe un lavorone immenso, complimenti a te che stai traducendo tutto!

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  17. Meghan March 25, 2017 at 13:14

    You have a gorgeous blog. I’m impressed with all the places you’ve traveled. Now I wish I spoke more languages and lived in more places.

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    1. Eva March 25, 2017 at 13:26

      Hi Meghan and thank you for stopping by! I think it’s never too late to learn a new language and you seem to be the type of person that can find the motivation to do things, so I’d say go for it πŸ˜‰

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  18. Alicia July 13, 2017 at 21:30

    Hi Eva! Long time no see, don’t you think? I finaly got time to visit your website! As one of your former mentor students I wanted to ask you for the recepie of the sponge cakes and the buttercream we used for choice days! Hopefully as soon as possible πŸ™‚ And I’ve got to say, this is impressing! Keep up the good work!
    Love,
    Alicia πŸ˜€

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    1. Eva July 13, 2017 at 21:42

      Dear Alicia, I was expecting to get your message on a Friday πŸ™‚ Just kidding. I am glad you visited virtually and also that you like my website. You might recognize some of the recipes in here, but alas I never published (yet) the sponge cake one. I will email it to you right away. Send me pictures of the cake you’ll make once it’s done!
      Sending love back,
      Your former Mentor πŸ˜‰

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  19. Nel sud del nord October 28, 2017 at 22:30

    Ciao Eva, un saluto da un’altra italiana in Svezia πŸ™‚

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    1. Eva October 29, 2017 at 14:59

      Ma ciao! Piacere di conoscerti πŸ™‚

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  20. SG September 15, 2019 at 11:19

    Hi Eva – Nice blog, lovely pictures! I just started to work in Stockholm and I’m an enthusiast Photographer, particularly interested in Nature and more specifically Autumn foliage. I would appreciate you can suggest some nice spots in and around Stockholm for Autumn leaf foligae.
    Cheers
    SG

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    1. Eva September 19, 2019 at 21:36

      Hello SG! You are asking at the right time as we are approaching Brittsommar, the Indian summer! Check this post out for some inspiration in Stockholm city (Vasaparken and Norra Bantorget): https://electricbluefood.com/autumn-sweden-indian-summer-stockholm/
      If you feel like venturing out a bit more, I loved Sigtuna in early October. Sigtuna is beautiful year round, but in the fall I liked it best. Or just take any train going north and come to Dalarna. It’s slightly colder here so the foliage usually kicks in earlier than Stockholm. Right now the trees are still mostly green, although some birches have started turning yello and dropping some leaves. But the foliage it not happening yet. We’ve had a pretty cold week so if it keeps like that I can see this happening within 10-14 days. Early October is usually perfect up here, so Stockholm is generally a couple of weeks later.

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  21. Steven April 15, 2020 at 02:13

    Hello Ewa, Steven here, an Englishman all alone on lock-down in a forest in Poland with limited culinary skill and chicken livers in the fridge. Now I know what to do! Thank you.
    Keep up the good work.
    S

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    1. Eva April 15, 2020 at 11:22

      Hello Steven! I must admit I envy you a little because a forest in Poland sounds like quite a neat loation option for a lockdown. Hope you enjoyed my grandma’s chicken liver recipe. In Poland they taste the absolute best!

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  22. Amara August 28, 2021 at 17:12

    This was a great read. What a humbling attitude you have towards food and I do actually love ✈️ meals as well! I’m a huge fan of the Cranberries!!! I’m following ❀️. Visit Los Angeles when you can!

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    1. Eva August 28, 2021 at 18:45

      Hi Amara! Thank you very much for taking the time to write me this comments, it made my day <3
      Hope to visit Los Angeles again one day! I had the privilege of taking a short trip there visiting a friend years ago and I've been longing to go back ever since. Have a good one!

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  23. Marcello S. Pecchenino October 23, 2021 at 00:12

    Eva,
    so you are Italian from Rome ? you said Italy was your home country!

    Regards
    Marcello Pecchenino

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    1. Eva October 23, 2021 at 09:58

      Hi Marcello! Not from Rome, I’m from Piemonte.
      Cheers!

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  24. Barrie November 18, 2021 at 03:56

    Marvellous site, thank you so much.

    Dead link: Who am I to judge you upon your choice of bread? I am the one who makes bruschetta with Swedish dark bread!

    Olive pate page

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    1. Eva November 18, 2021 at 09:28

      Hi Barrie! Thanks for the heads-up, I went in and removed the broken links.
      Have a great day!

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  25. Julie Pryke April 30, 2022 at 13:03

    Thank you so much, your photos and recipes combined are a delight! The recipes are also so easy to follow. I have a Swedish friend but she lives 150 miles away from me so I can’t often pop out for a coffee with her & exchange recipes. So your blog is a good substitute
    Julie

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    1. Eva May 4, 2022 at 21:36

      Hi Julie, thank you so much for this lovely comment! Happy to host you for a virtual fika on this blog every time you’re looking for inspiration!

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  26. IRS November 24, 2023 at 13:43

    Hi Eva. I’m from Canada, and just found your blog. I’m working my way through it, but I am loving what I see! I just read your post on sourdough starter, and I have a question. My husband loves soft rye bread from the various (mostly Jewish) bakeries around town. He also loves sourdough bread. Is is possible to make a sourdough rye bread using your starter? And do you have a recipe for it that I could use? Many thanks.

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    1. Eva January 18, 2024 at 17:00

      Hi! Thank you for getting in touch. Unfortunately I don’t have experience with rye flour so I am unable to answer your question. Sorry I cannot be of more help.

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