borscht

One of the things I think I love the most about the holiday season is how steeped it is in tradition. I’m fascinated by how other cultures celebrate during the holiday season, and it’s been fun embracing Swedish traditions. My parents are here for a short but sweet visit this week, and I’m taking them… 

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favourite edible gifts

Giving away homemade gifts is one of my favourite things about the holiday season, especially if they’re consumable! I try to live a fairly minimalistic life without a ton of ‘stuff’ (try being the operative word here) and so I love to give and receive consumables because I get to enjoy them, and then they’re… 

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Lucia buns

Dark. Darkity dark dark. I know I sound like a broken record. Although I do find the darkness overwhelming at times, one of the things I love about winter in Sweden is how the people here answer the darkness with an onslaught of lights. At this time of year, pretty much every window has some… 

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gingersnaps

This year I decided I had better get organized and post a holiday cookie slightly sooner than 2 days before Christmas. My sister visited last weekend and we spent a day in the kitchen banging out a mass of holiday treats traditional in our family, including brown sugar shortbread, not-too-rummy chocolate rum balls, and these… 

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