Jay, Todd, Angela,
Trish and Allan – bedecked in kilts!
There are many many cultures in
Canada, and they all celebrate Christmas or Winter solstice in many ways
too! This year was my first sharing Swedish traditions… even if we mixed it up with Scottish kilts and music.
Glögg is the term for mulled wine in the Nordic countries (sometimes misspelled as glog or glug);
(in Swedish and Icelandic: Glögg, Norwegian and Danish: Gløgg, Estonian and Finnish: Glögi). Glögg recipes vary widely; variations with white wine or sweet wines
such as Madeira, or spirits such as brandy are also popular.
Here is the preparation glogg – or mulled wine. There is a ritualistic setting on fire!
Check out this video! I was the appointed lighter of the flame! What an honour!!!
Next time, we will be creating an “Address to the Glogg!”The McDonald Swedish Christmas
Create a mulled
wine with fruits and spices and
Nick on bodrahn (irish hand drum) and Todd with accordion