Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Midsummer's Eve!


Sweden's most beloved holiday (perhaps after christmas) is here. I'm celebrating with friends, and we're having a somewhat traditional menu: sill and new potatoes, barbecued meat, and a cake. And lots of strawberries. And snaps for those who want it - I'll pass.

I've also made some crisp rye bread - it's dead easy to make yourself, and no, you don't have to have a fancy "kruskavel".

For more about Midsummer in general, you can visit this page.

And some suitable recipes:
Crisp bread with caraway
Caviar Sill
Lemon Sill
Pickled Salmon
Chili & Rosemary Pork
Herbed Potato Salad
Strawberry Cream Cake


kate wiseman said...

What is that drink in the bottles? Looks yummy!

- kate | transatlantic sketches

Anne said...

Kate, various homemade flavored vodka. From my friend's garden: cherries and wild strawberries. She also made a version with lime, one with cinnamon and one with heather.