Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Last weekend I organized with my friend from
a lovely pre xmas winterfood party. People came with their typical winter/xmas food from all over the world. We had well known classics like

  • italian "Lasagne"
  • swedish "Janssons Frestelse"
  • spanish/galician "Empanadas"
and less known for me :)
  • south-african sweet "Koeksisters"
  • filipino "Sticky Rice Cake"
  • swiss/toggenburg "Schlorzifladen"

The Koeksisters I already have in my future food to do list :P. Really yummy dessert that I had never heard anything from.

For the party I prepared some Nordic classics like swedish Glögg, Lussebullar and estonian Pikkpoiss with beetroots.


The word glögg comes from "glödga" to heat up something. My dear friend from Switzerland thought it means "Glück", luck in german :). I guess we are lucky ones to try all those different winter treats.
If you want some winter luck, follow the recipe below :P.


1 bottle of red wine
1,5-2 dl vodka
2 cinnamon sticks
10 whole cloves
12 cardamom seeds
10 tsp sugar

Heat the wine in the pot together with sugar, spices and vodka. Serve with almonds and raisins. Glugg Glugg Glugg.


  1. Yum! Thanks for the recipe :D!
    Beautiful pictures of the Koeksisters.

  2. This is so sweet seeing different well-wishing meanings with different language.

    I like your very festive way to enjoy your red wine and vodka.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm happy to follow your blog to hear more from you next year. Best Wishes, Zoe.

  3. Thank you Zoe. I wish you aswell merry xmas and a very happy new year.
    You should try the glögg. It is a perfect winter drink :P

  4. Glogg, hmmm perfect for a cold winter night :-)I should try your recipe, with vodka, I never had one with vodka before.