December hygge

December is upon us, and it's time to HYGGE, something all we Danes love. The word hygge has many times been attempted translated, and I have still not come across a translation that capture the whole essence, but this comes close. Also enjoy the photo's of how we start out on our December adventure in our house.


I don't know if this goes for all Danish family's, but we love red and white colors on our tree. We always have the Danish flags on it too, and homemade harts. Each time we travel, and we remember, we buy an ornament for the tree. This way our tree is full of adventure, and good memories from far away places, or just around the corner.


The girls always decorate the tree, and they have their own traditions. If one of them get's to place the pickle, the other get to finish the whole tree with the star at the top. They take their time, and every piece get special attention, and the perfect spot.


You can't go to a Christmas party in Denmark, and not get æbleskiver. They used to be sold at Trader Joe's as "Danish Pancakes", but I haven't seen them anymore. Well we always like to bake them ourself, you just need a special pan for it. You eat them with jam and powder sugar.


Our tree can't fit any more homemade Christmas ornaments, but we still enjoy making something new every year. This year we found this fun DYI project on how to make ornaments out of birdseeds, to hang in your garden. Easy and very fun project to do.


Happy Holiday to everyone. Here is a recipe on how to bake Æbleskiver (danish pancakes), if you feel adventures. And here is link to the Birdseed Ornaments.