December 24 – Christmas Eve!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! It is now finally Christmas Eve here in Sweden and we are celebrating all day long! Christmas has arrived in Sweden! At exactly 3 PM, half of Sweden sits down in front of the television for a family viewing of the 1958 Walt Disney Presents Christmas special, “From All of Us to All…

December 23 – The night before Christmas

December 23 – The night before Christmas It is the day before Christmas Eve here in Sweden and almost everything is done. Traditionally, families get together to decorate the tree on this day. The last food is being cooked and presents are being wrapped  When the tree is finished and all is set for the…

December 22 – Christmas ham

It’s often served cold and is the centerpiece of a Swedish Christmas table. We normally boil the ham and then finish it in the oven with a mustard and breadcrumb crust/glaze but these days most Swedes probably buy a ham that has already been boiled and then they simply glaze it at home. Once the glaze is…

December 21 – Fish

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas Eve, only 3 more days! Salmon on the Christmas table is a must for many. Classic dill-cured salmon, salmon paté and gravlax  (that prepares by being chilled in a mixture of salt and sugar for a few days. Dill or herb spices can also be added for…

December 20 – Black currant marinated ribs

Ribs is also a classic Christmas food. No Swedish Christmas table is without it. Black currant marinated ribs Print Recipe The ribs gets really nice and tender if you let them lie overnight in this tasteful black currant marinade. Serve them at the Christmas buffet or as Sunday dinner with potato potatoes and a good…