Thrifting Fun!- I went to my local thrift store warehouse the other day. I found another onion soup pot (to go with my other 2), a French butter keeper, and a Polish folk art marmelade (European spelling) pot. All: a whopping $1.50! A French butter keeper is preety cool in function! The round top holds 1 cube of butter perfectly, then the bottom fills about 1/3 with cold water. You then set the butter into the water base. Seals out the air and keeps in cool, no electricity needed! Works great in the summer!!! Just wash weekly, or more often, and you can change the water every few days if needed. No more cold, hard butter or melted goo!
Scandinavian Craft and Cooking Books- I found some great books at the library over winter break all with great ideas, recipes and photos:
Swedish Christmas Crafts Not just for Christmas, IMO.
Scandinavian Classic Baking OMG, what a find! I'll be trying these soon!!!
Swedish Christmas Traditions A mixed bag, but some good recipes....
I used a Sweet and Spicy Lebkuchen recipe that I found years ago in a cookbook. I found the exact recipe online! I love the ground up almonds and moistness, not hard and dry. I do NOT dredge them in powdered sugar, too sweet for me. I use a lite sprinkle instead. Sweet-n-Spicy-Lebkuchen