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!


http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com/2011/03/watercress-and-citrus-salad.html

http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com/2010/08/seafood-fennel-lime-salad.html

http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com/2011/02/last-weekend-of-summer-day-on-boat-and.html

http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com/2011/03/ultimate-scandi-pancake-for-shrove.html

31 comments:

  1. tanja (iheartmyfood)24 June 2011 10:14

    wonderfully celebratory menu + completely delightful photos as always : )

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  2. Beautiful! The seafood salad looks so good right now as I had crackers and yogurt for dinner tonight. Happy Juhannus! It must be so strange to flip your seasons!

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  3. wow, I cannot get over how beautiful all your pictures are!

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  4. beautiful photogrpahy!!!!!!!

    every single day i am blown away!

    do you have a post on your camera/lens, editing software, or any other photography related posts you've written? I would love to read them.

    and find out what camera and lens you use, what you shoot on, i.e. manual, aperture priority, etc..

    AMAZING work!!

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  5. I love all our photos, as always ;) I'd like to eat an ultimate scandi pancake right about now!

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  6. Have a great midsummer Maria!

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  7. Awesome photos! Can't wait til summer!

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  8. Happy Juhannus! The seafood salad looks mouthwatering.I have to try that one..with summers at its peak in this part of the world, this is a great compilation!

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  9. A beautiful menu. Have a great midsummer (midwinter rather)!

    I would really like to witness such celebrations. Marvelous tradition!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  10. Wow your 'ultimate scandi pancake' looks incredible!!! I also love the shot of the young strawberry, I can almost taste the sweetness! My boyfriend lives in Norway, and we were just talking about the long midsummer days, so perfect for celebrating. :D

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  11. What a fabulous menu with absolutely stunning photos! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. What a stunning menu! I especially love the sound of the pancakes. Happy Midsummer celebration :) It feels decidedly mid-winter right now in Melbourne, I'm sure Sydney does too! But, I'll take a bit of summer where I can :)
    Heidi xo

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  13. Oh I am all over that seafood salad with citrus and lime! Sounds amazing as does it all!

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  14. What a fabulous way to celebrate!

    Dawn
    www.floridacoastalcooking.com

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  15. Hi , just came across your site and we love it! Beautiful photography and wonderful food recipes!
    Thanks,:)

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  16. Interesting to learn more about Finnish traditions and holidays! Love this menu, it is so cheerful, full of flavor and light!

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  17. Panu misses his mid-summers! He was in Helsinki a couple of weeks ago and it stayed light most of the night and he really enjoyed that :) lovely menu! Only a few more weeks til i can eat your food hehe..

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  18. I would love to experience the 'nightless nights'.
    Beautiful photos.

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  19. Menu sounds great. It's funny coming from one hemisphere and living on the other. Only yesterday I felt like eating Christmas pudding because it was cold and I associate the cold (coming from the UK) with Christmas.

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  20. Hard to believe we're in mid year already - this menu definitely boosts my spirit as we in the southern hemisphere can start looking forward to longer days.

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  21. Wonderful round up- happy midsummer to you Maria!

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  22. Happy 'Midsommar' to you too!
    Such a blissful and wonderful celebration in our beloved Scandinavia isn't it. One of my favourite and so close to what is important to us - light, togetherness and laughter. Precious!

    Loving the menu Maria. I know you have the happiest table guests in the country here!! :)


    xx Charlotta

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  23. Thanks for these great ideas! I think they'd be awesome for any summer party. Especially those muffins. Swoon!

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  24. Happy Midsummer! Your pancake cake is still on my list to try :)

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  25. Happy Juhannus! :) Your photos are all so stunningly beautiful, but I'm especially loving the strawberry one. It's perfect!

    Sues

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  26. Your website (pictures, mainly) is very good for my eyes and tummy. :-) Such a satisfying feeling! I love your watercress salad. So simple yet very nice flavors and I love it!

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  27. Happy Midsummer! The menu you put together is just lovely and such a nice way to celebrate the flavors of summer. The little muffins look particularly enticing, not to mention the berry studded pancakes. Gorgeous photos! Now my stomach is growling...

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  28. Such a great looking menu. The pancakes look to die for!

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  29. Love your menu, aahhhh, dreaming of summer :)

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  30. Terve Maria, Hyvää juhannusta sinullekin. I'm ananda doing my Phd studies in Jyväskylä, Finland. SO glad to find ur blog even more excited to know ur are originally from Finland. I'm staying in Finland for past 5 yrs and its my 2nd home now. Ah juhannus was great, couldn't be summer cottage, but we are heading to cottage early July for one week, which i usually call it as heaven on earth! and ur pics are gorgeous and so the mid summer menu :)Heippa

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  31. Juhannus sounds like a great celebration! Your menu looks perfect for a midsummer party.

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