Christmas under control

Its all under control. Presents a bought and wrapped. The tree has been trimmed. The food is all to picked up on monday. We are meat eaters (I say this because I feel that more and more people are vegetarian) and have ordered the ham etc from the local butcher who only sells organic. Emma…

A Piece of cake – Leila Lindholm

I mentioned that I baked yesterday. It took most of the afternoon. I do so enjoy it. I made some different cinnamon buns that I would like to share with you. Its a recipe that my Swedish favorite TV cook Leila Lindholm has. Her website is also in English so the recipes are easy for…

Falling star

A very simple paper star. Take a A4 sheet of paper. Fold back and forth (width of paper). Fold in the middle. Cut the edges round. Join the ends together use glue or stapler to make ends stay in place. Falling star.

Lucia in Sweden

Here in Sweden we celebrate Lucia. This is also the time when we eat our Saffron buns “Lussebullar”. The traditions start at an early age at school and at play school. The small children can choose between being gingerbread boy/girls, star boys (wearing a white gown and having a cone shape hat with a golden…

Leila Lindholms Rye bread

I made this bread yesterday. So easy and I did not have all the things that Leila has in her recipe. So I took what I had and it turned out just fine. My quick sour milk rye bread has become a big favourite among all my friends. This is a recipe, which I usually…

1 st Advent – Hope

“The first candle is traditionally the candle of Expectation or Hope (or in some traditions, Prophecy). This draws attention to the anticipation of the coming of a Messiah that weaves its way like a golden thread through Old Testament history. As God’s people were abused by power hungry kings, led astray by self-centered prophets, and…

Christmas – Nigella Lawson

Nigella Christmas cook book is gorgeous as everything else that Nigella presents. You can get it at a bargain at Amazon.Get into the christmas feeling by watching this nice film with Nigella baking.

Christmas – Gingerbread sponge cake

This is a must to bake for christmas. Its flavours are fantastic. Gingerbread sponge cake 100 gr butter 2 eggs 1 1/2 dl castor sugar 1 1/2 dl yoghurt 1 dl cranberries jam (lingonsylt) 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate 3 1/2 dl plain white  flour 1 1/2 tsp of, ginger powder, cardamom powder, clove powder 2 tsp…

Christmas – “spirit”

Today is a beautiful day here in the south of Sweden. The temperature has been around 12º C and not so windy and the sky has been blue. Days like this are very rare this time of year.  So we have been fed lots of new energy  into our bodies for the months that wait…

Christmas – Gravad Lax

Marinated salmon or Gravad Lax is a must for Christmas. If you are buying your salmon at the fish monger, then ask for the middle part of the salmon and ask them to filé the salmon for you. But note keep the skin on.   Marinated Salmon  (Gravad Lax) with mustard sauce 6 servings 750…

Green Moss

There are so many things you can do with green moss. Christmas decorations for outside and inside. I had some rubber flower pots (made of old tyres) that I filled with moss and put a white rose on top. Can be used as table decoration or put outside by the entrance to the house. A…