Embrace the Magic of Sweden's Midsummer with Laurel Hill Jams & Jellies
After living in Sweden for 2 years back back in the early 2010's, Midsummer celebration has always held a special place in my heart. It is a time when friends and families come together to revel in the beauty of nature, dance around flower-adorned maypoles, and indulge in mouthwatering culinary delights. The air is filled with laughter, the scent of blooming flowers, and the joyous melodies of Swedish songs.
Laurel Hill Jams & Jellies invites you to join us on a journey through the flavors and festivities of this magical season. In this blog post, we will immerse ourselves in the cultural heritage of Midsummer in Sweden while exploring the delightful ways you can incorporate the exquisite offerings of Laurel Hill Jams & Jellies into your own Midsummer feast. Get ready to savor the flavors of summer and experience the joy of Swedish traditions!
Discovering Swedish Cuisine: Swedish cuisine is renowned for its simplicity, reliance on local ingredients, and emphasis on freshness. During Midsummer, the dining table becomes a canvas of colors and flavors, showcasing traditional dishes like pickled herring, boiled new potatoes, and gravlax (cured salmon). But let's not forget the sweet treats that add the perfect finishing touch to any Midsummer celebration!
Our handcrafted jams and jellies capture the essence of Swedish summer, offering a delightful addition to your Midsummer festivities. Here are some ways to incorporate the exquisite flavors of Laurel Hill into your Midsummer feast:
Indulge in Glazed Meatballs: Elevate the classic Swedish meatball by glazing it with our tangy Merlot Wine Jelly. The combination of savory meat and the sweet-tart lingonberries creates a tantalizing fusion of flavors that will delight your taste buds and impress your guests.
Savor Rye Crispbread with Cream Cheese and Strawberry Lavender Jam: Enjoy the simplicity of Swedish crispbread by spreading it with cream cheese and topping it with a dollop of Strawberry Lavender jam. The delicate floral notes of the cloudberry jam perfectly complement the creamy cheese and crispy bread, offering a delightful snack for your Midsummer gathering.
Delight in Blueberry Jam-filled Swedish Pancakes: Whip up a batch of traditional Swedish pancakes, known as "plättar" or "pannkakor," and fill them with our luscious blueberry jam. Roll them up and indulge in the burst of fruity goodness in every bite. This delightful treat is perfect for a special breakfast or a sweet ending to your Midsummer feast.
Create a Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam Tart: Capture the flavors of the season by crafting a beautiful tart filled with the perfect blend of sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb from our jam. Encased in a buttery crust, this delectable dessert will be the star of your Midsummer table, offering a delightful finale to your culinary journey.
As Midsummer approaches, embrace the magic of Sweden and infuse your celebrations with the irresistible flavors of Laurel Hill Jams & Jellies. From lingonberry-glazed meatballs to crispbread with Raspberry Lavender jam and indulgent strawberry-rhubarb jam tarts, these culinary delights will transport you to the picturesque landscapes of Sweden during this festive season. Gather your loved ones, create unforgettable memories, and let the flavors of Laurel Hill Jams & Jellies enhance the joy of Midsummer. Sköl!!