Do you perhaps celebrate by searching for Easter eggs filled with candy, painting beautiful Easter eggs, decorate with twigs and feathers, “Gå Påskkärring” or go skiing? Yes, this sounds like an ordinary Swedish Easter. But why do you celebrate Easter really? Is it for the candy and eggs, social interaction with friends, family, or to spend time outdoors? Easter is actually the biggest Christian celebration in the world and is celebrated in memory of important Christian and religious events. Let me take you around the world on a short Easter-celebration trip. And also inspire you to decorate Eastereggs and twigs the Scandinavian style. What are your traditions?
Last Friday night I was exhausted from work and needed to clear my head with something creative. So what is better than making Sugarcookies, American Christmas Cookies with decoration. I both made the dough, baked and decorated before sleeping. So honestly it was getting towards morning hours when I went to bed. I made them with a twist. Tried out my rolling pin with reindeers and Christmas trees and even coloring the dough in different colors, not only the frosting. American Christmas Cookies are so fun and festive to decorate. You can just let your creativity go wild.
Gingerbread Cookies is a “must” in Sweden and Norway for Christmas. Gingerbread House baking is also very popular. You can use the same dough for both. Get in the mood for Christmas!
Japanese Bento Box is a lunchbox, though with many small dishes beautyfully made and decorated. A traditional bento holds rice or noodles, fish or meat, with pickled and cooked vegetables.