Celebrating Lucia, the bearer of light in the darkness of Winter
In the darkness of the early hours in the new day, just before the dawn announcement, Lucia advances with silent steps followed by mellow choruses, in a procession of candles, which lights the cold Winter sky with swaying vivid flames. Lucia brings light and hope to humanity.
Lussekatter in progress
On the third Sunday of Advent, late night, here we are in the kitchen working the golden daugh for the Lussekatter. I couldn’t miss this very special Swedish culinary tradition dedicated to Lucia. I’m going to leave the soft daugh to leaven and rest all night long and tomorrow will keep on working on it.…
Home made potatoes gnocchi and crisp appetizers on the second of Advent
On the second Sunday of Advent, I enjoyed to make potatoes gnocchi at home, introducing some variations on traditional local recipes. In particular, to the basic mixture for gnocchi (made of excellent red potatoes coming from the mountains of Calabria, one egg and some semolina flour) I added chopped parsley and a generous handful of…
Gingerbread and the coming of the Advent season
On tiptoe, the first Sunday of Advent arrived. Early, in the morning, the first small candle lights up in the kitchen to cheer the first warm cup of coffee of the day. Fragrant gingerbread biscuits are baked and are in the tray to welcome members of family and friends. Later on, Christmas decorations will take…
Pink bonbons à la gelée for the last October weekend
The day started with a smooth pink toned jelly in mind. Pure pomegranate juice to become pink bonbons à la gelée to satisfy the palate of children and older children. They will love it, I thought. Soon, the pink jelly was almost done in a sauce pan. After I allowed the pink jelly to cool…
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
This early morning it was still dark outside when we lit the fourth candle of Advent up.
God morgon och glad Lucia till alla ❤
From the page dedicated to Stockholm Photography Gallery
Julmarknad i Gamla Stan It was during one of my first visits to Stockholm that I had the pleasure to enjoy a beautiful walk in the lovely mesmerising Christmas market in Gamla Stan. I won’t tell the reader about the cosy Christmas atmosphere you can feel in the air. You’ve got to experience it. So,…
Short pastry and season fruit to start this first December week
Grey sky upon the first weekend of Advent. In these days, leaves are turning yellow and golden and, slowly, light as delicate petals, they are falling from the trees. On the other hand, it was gorgeous time for starting to decor with warm lights and green balsamic fragranced branches of Abies. Besides, there was a…