Saffron buns (“lussekatter”) are one of those things that make a Swedish Christmas a Swedish Christmas. I think it’s fun to find new ways to present the classic taste, scent and colour of saffron, and this cheesecake is one of my favourite ways to do it. It’s fresh and a little tangy which makes it the perfect finish to our rather heavy, and salty, Swedish Christmas dinners.
Click past the break for the recipe!
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with eucalyptus and wreaths, and any combination thereof, right now. Eucalyptus is an annual obsession – every winter I go crazy for the scent and look of eucalyptus greens. Wreaths feel like a new obsession for me. I think I often thought of them as a little dowdy before?
Did you see the simple minimalist scandi wreaths I made for The Creative Collection’s Christmas calendar last week? Today Sweet Paul Magazine(!!) is guesting the calendar and Paul made this beautiful silver-leafed wreath. It seems I’m not the only one obsessed with eucalyptus wreaths this year!
[source: Francois et Moi]
Truth be told – our children haven’t really gotten into the advent calendar thing until now. We’ve had some sweet calendars – traditional picture ones, and ones with little books instead of chocolates. But they’ve never really been interested (we have a couple of book calendars from previous years where only a couple of days are actually opened).
This year we debated getting them like lego calendars or something that they would be sure to get excited about. But it bums me out a bit to spend so much money on mostly plastic crap. So in the end we bought the calendar that I shared a couple of weeks ago from Granit, and I’m excited about filling it with mostly activities to make this holiday season extra magical for our littles.
Below I’ll share a bit about how we set it up and what we’re planning to fill it with.