Christmas is here!

I have been holding back on the Christmas spirit, since it seems that Christmas comes sooner and sooner each year – this year I saw Christmas decoration in September….September! So I have been holding back. But not any more, it’s the 1st of December and I am looking forward to the next month and everything it brings; Christmas lunches, baking, get-togethers, a trip to Tivoli, gløgg (mulled wine) snow- if we’re lucky and all the lovely Christmas candy. We are going to my aunts 60th birthday party today, so I will wait to decorate the apartment for tomorrow. I love decorating the apartment, finding all the little Santas and ornaments that I forgot I had and making our home a...

Jamie Oliver’s Cinnamon Orchata

My second recipe for my Jamie Oliver domestic project is cinnamon orchata. I had never tried or heard of the drink before I saw it in the book. But it sounded delicious and exactly like something I would like. And I was right. It’s a bit like Christmas in a cup, a lot like the rice porridge, risengrød, we eat around Christmas time in Denmark. Lovely and very easy to make. I did a little research and can tell you that it’s a actually the name of several kinds of traditional beverages served in Spain, Latin America and the US, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley or tigernuts. In some countries the drink is usually tan and “milky”,...

Tis the season….for homemade honey schnapps

This is very very simple but oh so risky to make. In Denmark schnapps (or snaps as we call it) and Christmas lunches go hand in hand.  And I am not a fan of schnapps at all, but in the recent years I have tried alternatives to the regular cumin schnapps. Last year it was elderflower I tried and this year Sillas and I have made our own. We made this honey schnapps for a Christmas lunch we went to last weekend. We got the idea from my friend and Sillas’ cousin. So thank you Rie. When I say that its risky to make, I mean it’s the result and not the actual making of the schnapps. See its so...
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