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Make a wish

Make a wish

Yesterday was my brothers 20th birthday. It was a beautiful day, and we had drinks in the garden. My dad made delicious food (as always, I adore his cooking). I was happy to be asked to bake the cake, and then to light the candles. A few seconds later my brother blew all of them […]

Video | The making and baking of Lucia B...

Video | The making and baking of Lucia Buns

How to bake the Swedish version of saffron buns called lussebulle around here? Get a cup of coffee, and sit back and watch because I just uploaded the saffron bun baking video. There you’ll see how we do it – step by step. Related PostsAnnual Craft Accomplishments Report 2008 (part I) Weekly Inspirations: Adventures and […]

Swedish Saffron Buns a.k.a. Lussebullar

Swedish Saffron Buns a.k.a. Lussebullar

Every year about this time we make a batch of yummy saffron buns. It is one of my favorite traditions even though I otherwise avoid the kitchen. This year I have decided to share the recipe here on my blog. It is because of Pam’s International Winter Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap (love the festive name!), […]

Fun Adventures in the Kitchen

Fun Adventures in the Kitchen

I’ve been wanting to make miniature gingerbread houses for more than a year now, but last Christmas we went to fjällen and no houses got created around here. But then this year my sweet cousin wanted to make houses too, so we hooked up and made a couple (nine!) together. I think this was one […]

Saint Lucia and saffron buns

Saint Lucia and saffron buns

The night treads heavily around yards and dwellings In places unreached by sun, the shadows brood Into our dark house she comes, bearing lighted candles, Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia. Lucia is celebrated in Sweden on December 13th every year. Lucia is presented as a woman (or a girl) with long hair in a white plain […]