No recipe today. Just a little bit of indulgent self-promotion!
I am beyond excited. Like butterflies going crazy in your stomach kind of excited. For today, I have launched my Swedish Spice Company on Etsy.
I realised a while ago how interested people are in Sweden and everything Swedish, so I thought why not incorporate my love of food and Sweden in one pretty little bundle. My first (okay, my only) item in the shop is a mix of spices used to make a classic Swedish glögg (or mulled wine).
The spices are mixed with a bottle of red wine (or even a dark berry juice if you would rather make in non-alcoholic), a bit of sugar is added and the spices are then left to work their magic. The end result is a spicy, warming drink which reminds you of Christmasses gone by.
Although glögg is an almost mandatory part of any Swede’s seasonal festivities, there is not one recipe. That said, the spices used are pretty universal and include ginger, cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon in varying quantities depending on the recipe.
In my spice mix there’s also a slice of dried Seville (blood) orange which appears to be a more modern touch, and a fairly unusual addition.
If you’d like to find out more, pop over to the Swedish Spice Company!