Friends who read this blog regularly know that I'm just a tiny obsessed with all things Scandi. So when I got this book at an after Christmas sale last holiday season, it was a happy day indeed. Let's peek further, shall we?
I LOVE the baking chapter and all the info about Advent because I love love love Advent - one year we had three or maybe four Advent calendars going at the same time and I realized that I had maybe gone a wee bit TOO FAR with my Advent love.
Look at the picture, do you see the Christmas Porridge? I am SO making that. Do you see the "Nisse" (elf) cake? Do you know the Scandinavian tradition involving house elves who leave gifts and protect the home, if they are properly fed with OATMEAL? Did you know that oatmeal is one of my favorite foods in the whole world? Not sure if you knew that. I love love love oatmeal. I'm constantly trying to feed it to my family, and no one loves it as much as I do. I would even go so far as to say that my husband has a downright disdain for oatmeal.
this book) - whereas this beauty is all about the food. WHICH IS FINE. I can't wait to make Honey Layer Cake with Orange Mousse and Spiced Christmas Cake and Frosted Almond Heart cookies.
Are you thinking about the holidays yet? Do you leave porridge out for house elves? Is the temperature in the 90's where you live? Even if it is, it's never too early to think about Christmas! Say it loud and proud.