Mulled wine – Glögg

Glögg is an essential part of the lead up to Christmas in Sweden with glögg parties are held throughout Advent. Indeed many Swedes attend two or three glögg parties every weekend in December! Glögg is the Swedish version of mulled wine, but it is not quite the same as mulled wine in other countries as... Continue Reading →


Jansson’s temptation – Janssons frestelse

This creamy potato and fish gratin is called Janssons frestelse in Swedish, which means Jansson’s temptation (apostrophes don't exist in Sweden). The origin of the dish is not entirely clear as there are are a couple of theories. One is that it was named for a food-loving opera singer from the early 1900s, called Mr Janzon (his... Continue Reading →

Saint Lucia – Sankta Lucia

Luciadagen (Lucia's Day) is one of my favourite days for being in Sweden. The day is greatly loved by Swedes (and visitors who stumble across Lucia celebrations are just besotted by their charm). If you are planning to visit Sweden in the run up to Christmas, try and arrange your visit to coincide with Luciadagen. What is it... Continue Reading →

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