Today is Midsummer’s Eve in Sweden. This is the one day of the year when I really wish I was there.
To add to the frustration, the country is experiencing superb weather today: sunny and bright, perfect to be outside eating and drinking, taking a dip in the ocean or what have you.
Swedish midsummer table. Click for larger version.
Apart from the social aspects and enjoyment of the massive green lushness of Sweden in the summertime, I miss the food. Fortunately though, now that Ikea is in town, that piece is partly ameliorated—swung by yesterday and picked up three different kinds of pickled herring: Traditional, Mustard, and Garlic. Yummy, yummy, yummy.
The akvavit has been sitting in the freezer since last year, patiently biding its time.
So tonight there will be herring, akvavit, fresh potatoes from Trader Joe’s boiled with dill, and grilled salmon. Will be piping Swedish tunage through the AirPort Express.
Posted Friday, 24 June, 2005 by Nic Lindh