PICKLED HERRING or SILL

How have your 2016 been so far? My year have started off on the calm note – with days spent in my PJs most of the time, my face haven’t been near any makeup and I have watched tones of movies, WJHC and reading books I forgotten I ever bought. It have been so nice…

NEW YEAR and TOAST SKAGEN

The last day of 2015 is here and god, this year have been a year with a lot of ups and downs. I feel so blessed I start next year on a better note than last year, knowing I’m stronger than I could never imagine. I’m nicer to myself now – knowing how important it…

RIS Á LA MALTA

I can’t believe it’s only 3 days left of 2015 – as always, the year have flown by so fast. This means that this is the last of the “Christmas-food” posts for this year, ending with the one thing I can’t celebrate Christmas without; Ris á la Malta. This is the one thing I ask my…

MY SWEDISH CHRISTMAS

This night was my first night since Monday that I’ve slept in my own bed, and god, it felt so good! I love christmas but after driving from family to family, activity to activity and when I finally landed at home after the traditional boxing-day ice hockey (and we won, that felt even better) I have…

MERRY CHRISTMAS or GOD JUL!

Merry christmas and happy holidays to you all! We have just been eating christmas-lunch and now we’re waiting for Donald Duck. Every year at 3 p.m everyone (and I mean everyone!) sits down to watch Donald Duck “From all of us to all of you” from 1958 and it have been aired on channel one since…

DAY BEFORE DUNKING-DAY and ICE CHOCOLATE

What kind of crazy day is “Dunking-day” you say? Its christmas! In Sweden we have a tradition of dunking a piece of bread in the broth where we have cooked our christmas ham in. That makes today the day before dunking-day since we celebrate christmas the 24th. This is one of the best days of the…

3RD ADVENT, SWEDISH SAFFRON-BUNS or LUSSEKATTER

Today it’s 3rd of advent and finally I can show you one of my absolute favorites when it comes to sweet things; Lussekatter (or Lucia cats if you translate it directly). Its a soft, sweet saffron bun with raisins, traditionally eaten during Lucia (13th of December). I believe this tradition could be quite exotic for…

SANTA’S PORRIDGE – 2ND ADVENT

Can’t believe it’s already the 2nd of advent! This week have flown by so fast, probably due to a lot of studying for my exams (one week left today) and the fact that my days are so stuffed with meeting friends, hockey and preparation for our presentation in accounting-class. Every year the Swedish television air…

GUBBRÖRA

Oldmans-mix or ”gubbröra” in Swedish are traditionally eaten during midsummer and around christmas time. This is one of those traditional recipes that are on its way to be forgotten, it’s almost as its classified as “something my grandma eats” and therefore not made by those under 80. But, I will fight for it, because to…

1ST ADVENT

Yesterday it was 1st of advent. Advent it a pretty serious thing here in Sweden, its the one thing everyone looks forward to after two months with rain/snow, darkness and staying in.We crave the warmth, to meet up with friends, to eat good food and to celebrate. This is also a day full of personal traditions…

SWEDISH VACCUM-CLEANERS

This is the Swedish retro-cake ‘Dammsugare’ or Vacuum-cleaners in English, and they have got their name from the tube-shaped vacuum cleaners used in the 1960s and the fact that they historically were used to use up old and dry cakes “to vacuum them up…” . Despite their doubtful history they are a real treat, sweet…

CINNAMONBUN WREATH

This is a new take on the Swedish classic; the cinnamon bun or “kanelbullen”. Or really, this is the original version of it, but its gotten a bit forgotten. Instead of making separete buns you make one big one, with the (amazing) perk of beeing so much more moist. Its also quite a impressive centerpiece to…