Instead of the regular weekly format, I’m just going to write a little bit about Christmas tonight. As most of those who read this probably know, here in Sweden we celebrate Christmas on the 24th. So, in my world, Christmas (or at least the peek of Christmas) is already over. It’s been a bit of [...]
Picture of the week:
I baked more gingerbread cookies today. I had planned to finish all of my dough but between sheet 3 and 4 I suddenly got very tired so I’m saving a small piece for this weekend.
Word of the Week: Advent
I’m not going to go into the history of [...]
Yes, I slacked off yesterday. On the bright side, here is a picture of my advent candles at dinner today:
Usually Advent candle-holders like this are decorated (fake or sometimes real) moss and maybe some wooden toadstools (usually of the Amanita muscaria variety). I don’t have any and I keep forgetting to get some [...]
So, I’ve basically completely forgotten about my advent blogging the last few days. First there was a company Christmas dinner, then last of my Christmas shopping and today I had some friends over. I’m just too tired tonight to do anything fun with this post. I’ll pick it back up tomorrow.
My heart goes out [...]
Photo of the Week:
Tonight I made a batch of enormous lussebullar (the picture shows about half of them). The lussebulle part was intentional, but not the enormous part. I was wondering why there were so few buns but once they’d finished rising I stopped wondering. I’m posting this rather late due [...]
Happy second of advent! My dinner table is now Christmas-pretty!
I went to a Christmas market today and this was my catch: two potholders, a candle, a soap, two cookie cutters, some hot coco mix, a brush (for scrubbing potatoes or torturing very dirty kitchen items) and, of course, candy. I quite enjoyed myself, even though my toes were cold.
Today I wrapped the first batch of Christmas presents for this year, partially because I wanted to start early (I’m sort of a clutz when it comes to wrapping things and doing it last minute doesn’t help) and partially because I’m having a little mini-Christmas with the family tomorrow. The reason for this [...]
Today I made my first batch of gingerbread cookies, and I also premiered my newest cookie cutters: a goose, a pear, a flower and three garden gnomes from Modcloth.
Here is the entire baking setup, complete [...]
Since I haven’t gotten very far in terms of Christmas crafts, baking or decorating (I’m still in the cleaning phase of that stuff), I thought I’d dedicate today’s Advent blog to telling you all about mGifts, the iOS app I’ve been using to keep track of my Christmas shopping. If you know me somewhat, [...]