Gravlax – A Swedish Smörgåsbord Staple

I was looking at the calendar today – and I realised two things. One, we have been in Brazil for exactly 2 months today and secondly in exactly a months time, C and I will be on our way to Singapore (via Abu Dhabi for a few days) to celebrate Christmas.

Knowing how quickly time goes by, I thought I would start posting some really good Swedish Christmas recipes. Or at least the recipes that we prepare in my family every Christmas. Last year, C and I celebrated Christmas in Mexico City, and we put together a dinner for 15 people – it was such a success and everyone loved the food! Here you can read about my planning for that dinner and what we served Swedish Christmas in Mexico City Keep Reading

Swedish Christmas in Mexico City

I love Christmas! It really is one of my favourite celebration and my favourite time of year. I always felt very lucky growing up – as we would celebrate not one but TWO Christmases (is that even a word?).

We would celebrate the Swedish Christmas on the 24th with traditional Swedish Julbord (literally translated into Christmas table which is similar to smörgåsbord) and then the English Christmas on 25th with Turkey and stuffing! As I grew up in Singapore, which is naturally a hot tropical country, my mother would shut all the windows and blast the aircon on high – so it felt slightly cool, and reminiscent of her Christmas she would spend in Sweden!  Keep Reading