The word Smörgåsbord in the United States is often defined as any old buffet that offers a large choice of food. However, the word originated in Sweden. Its roots are found in the upper class of 14th century Sweden where a small spread of bread, butter, and cheese was offered before mealtime. The smörgåsbord grew… More Smörgåsbord Time Is Here
The Yule goat (known as a Julbock in Sweden, Julebukk in Norway, or Olkipukki in Finland) in Nordic countries today is best known as a Christmas ornament. The modern version of the Yule goat figure is a decorative goat made out of straw and bound with red ribbons, a popular Christmas ornament often found under… More Do You Let Christmas Get Your Goat?
You better watch out, you better not cry or you might end up with a rotten potato in your shoe. Yep, a rotten potato. It is December 12th and the Icelandic Yule Lads are coming or at least the first Yule Lad. On December 12, Stekkjarstaur (in English that is a Sheep-Cote Clod) appears. He… More The Yule Lads Are Coming To Town