June 24, 2011

Menu for the Midsummer celebrations

Happy juhannus!

Today people all over Scandinavia are celebrating Midsummer (juhannus, as we call it in Finnish). It is the time for the 'nightless nights', when sun hardly sets and everyone is out and about celebrating summer with friends and family. Most Finns would in fact be heading over to their summer cottages to enjoy sauna, swimming in the lake and eating plenty of summer food.

For me, of course, it is winter here in Sydney, but I like to try and keep connected to my motherland by having my own little celebrations for these special occasions. So with no further ado, here is my Midsummer menu for this weekend. Hope you enjoy it and wish you all a happy juhannus where ever you are!