I can’t believe it’s summer already- the flowers have sprung and the bees are buzzing with happiness all around us. It’s only a short week and I’m off to the wonderful Italian country side- Tuscany. As much as I love the Nordic region- travelling lies close to my heart. Experiencing new cultures, new food and meeting new people is pure bliss. It’s what makes me grow as a person. It’s my way to understand the world in another perspective- a better perspective.
With summer comes the most beloved Swedish tradition- Midsummer. Do you remember how I talked about the Norwegian national day and how greatly we Norwegians treasure it? Well, midsummer does the exact same thing to the Swedes. They don’t celebrate their national day as much as we do, but they sure know how to celebrate summer. A tradition I want to adopt and treasure just as much as they do.
Imaging setting a long table with natural linen, flowers and serving delicious food with all the fruits and berries the season has to offer. A great way to bring both family and friends together, having one big party to celebrate summer and st.hans.
How will you spend midsummer this year?
30 tops of elderflower
1/2 kg sugar per litre liquid (organic, coconut sugar or honey will work)
25 g tartaric acid
6 cl aquavit
5 cl elderflower juice
a splash of lime
You can easily make it non alcoholic by omiting the aquavit. Why not try with a good quality apple juice in stead?
I love everything sour- the sour the better. If it's too sour for you, add some syrup!