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Categories Slow home & garden Slow Christmas and holidays Slow living

December first

Then came the first of December and some Christmas decorations have come up. This year there is a lot of focus on the green at home. Maybe because of our new interest in gardening or maybe because the natural green is at its most beautiful by itself. Natural and simple. It's Nando's first Christmas with us and he helps me with most things. We have decorated the entrance together. We got help from my friends at…

Categories Slow Christmas and holidays

It was Christmas again this year

Of course it was Christmas again this year, a Christmas without expectations, a little smaller Christmas but maybe because of that also a heavenly nice and cozy Christmas. We spent Christmas with my husband's family because we have spent the whole year both privately and at work. So it was no wonder we celebrated Christmas together, the same circle, the same circle and minimized risk. The most important thing about Christmas…

Categories Slow Food Slow Christmas and holidays

Advent breakfast and the Christmas cuddle arrive

It is soon Christmas and peace begins to appear in our home. This year I have chosen to put even more focus on our Advent breakfasts or Advent brunch is perhaps more accurate really. Some have their Christmas calendars with small packages that open every day but I feel that it will be a little too much for me and my family, I want the focus around Christmas to be around the dining table and…

Categories Slow Food Slow Christmas and holidays

Roast chicken with chestnuts and apple instead of Christmas ham

I love roasted chestnuts, it gives such a Christmas feeling to me. In almost all countries where I have lived over the years, the chestnuts are included in the Christmas picture. Spain, Switzerland and Italy to name a few. The scent that comes from the katan stalls on the city streets and a red-cheeked woman with curly hair who enthusiastically shouts "caldarroste caldarroste" in Italy and castaños in Spain. Warming your hands around an ostrich with chestnuts is part of Christmas…

Categories Slow Food Slow Christmas and holidays

Delicatessen in Stockholm and online, here are my favorites

I have always loved small delicatessens, I think it gilds everyday life but also our streets in general. Small delicatessens that offer unique and often handmade products and groceries. Shops that make a neighborhood lively and inviting. Specialists in their field and their craft. Things you want to preserve and support. Extra much now that the world is as it is. I usually think that if you want all these…

Categories Slow Christmas and holidays

Kinder Christmas gift tips for Christmas 2020

I love to give with care and like things that are either edible or useful in everyday life. I have made a collection of Christmas gift tips. How about Christmas presents for the Italian lover, the francophile, the wine connoisseur, the garden crazy (even if the garden is only on the balcony or in the dreams so far. Or maybe you have a Latin lover on your Christmas gift list? No danger, I have collected lots of ideas in different categories and as…

Categories Slow Christmas and holidays

A nice light loop makes the whole Christmas tree

Last year's Christmas tree I was a little extra happy with and it was entirely due to the incredibly nice light loop I had. I got so many questions about it on instagram last December. However, I only bought one light loop and noticed when I dressed the Christmas tree that two had been better. When I went back to the store, it was over. Such a shame. But this year I saw that the light loop…

Categories Slow Food Slow Christmas and holidays

I make coffee bread with figs for this year's first Advent coffee.

I have developed a new recipe, a really good coffee bread with figs, dates and walnuts for this year's first Advent coffee. Imagine a bread that is like a cross between scones and fruitcake, a good bread for Advent and easy to make. Sunday is the first Advent, think how cozy time we have ahead of us now. This year I tried my hand at a new recipe for the Advent breakfast and…

Categories Slow Christmas and holidays

A different Christmas, so I will find the Christmas atmosphere this year as well.

Yes, it will be a different Christmas this year. There is no doubt about it, but different does not really have to mean worse. Just that; different. Personally, I can feel that it is quite nice, there is no direct expectation and the pressure is extremely low this year. In other words, it is bedded to be perhaps even the best Christmas ever. despite or due to covid. Man…

Categories Slow dyi '& projects Slow Christmas and holidays

A simple Christmas wreath you can make yourself, which does not look like everyone else.

I'm not usually the person who stands up and makes a Christmas wreath, but when I saw a picture of a wreath that I only knew I wanted but could not buy (of course) it was just to realize the facts. I have to make this Christmas wreath myself. Because there was no doubt about it that it was just such a Christmas wreath I wanted this year. Nothing…