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I tried making pumpkin spice ice chocolate

If there is one type of confectionary I’m obsessed with, it’s ice chocolate. The basic recipe is incredibly simple: melt together equals amount in grams of coconut oil and dark chocolate. It’s one of the first recipes many children learn in Germany and Sweden, where the treat is the most popular. The recipe is alsoFortsätt läsa ”I tried making pumpkin spice ice chocolate”

Mission failed successfully: avocado lime mousse dessert

On the day of Yule Eve, I was at my parents’ house, watching their cats while they’re visiting relatives out of the country. I am one of the few in my family who celebrates Yule (what we still call Christmas, here in Scandinavia) and with my friends celebrating with their own families, I was aFortsätt läsa ”Mission failed successfully: avocado lime mousse dessert”

Sankta Lucia Day

Today is the 13th of December, which means it’s one of Sweden most beloved holidays: Saint Lucia’s Day. The official story is that it’s the celebration of Saint Lucy of Syracuse but there is some evidence the tradition also has pre-Christian elements. Many legends about this particular night exist, including the story of a mysteriousFortsätt läsa ”Sankta Lucia Day”

The Yule Tomte: A Memory of Ancestor Veneration

Christmas time is nearing, which means people will soon start to bring out their holidays decorations. In Sweden, one figure will be making his yearly comeback: the jultomte, or Yule tomte. This tiny man with a big white beard and a pointy hat is a beloved figure in Scandinavian folklore. In modern times, we mostlyFortsätt läsa ”The Yule Tomte: A Memory of Ancestor Veneration”

A Northern European classic winter threat + two twists on the recipe

One of the most popular threats consumed in Northern Europe during the winter months, and especially around Christmas, is ice chocolate. It’s also one of the first recipes many children learn due to how simple it is: just melt together the same amount (in grams) of dark chocolate and coconut oil, pour into little mouldsFortsätt läsa ”A Northern European classic winter threat + two twists on the recipe”