Sunday besides going to the large green house we also went to an exhibition about the fruits and spices that are common around Christmas time. That was actually our main reason for heading out to Bergianska Botanical gardens in the first place. At the entrance they had made these beautiful apple arrangments.
This was the ad that I had seen in the paper that made me want to go and see what it was all about. The exhibition was not very large but still nicely presented.
Pomgranate is something that appears during the winter months in supermarkets. I love it, both the taste and because it is so decorative to add to both green salads as well as fruit salads. Figs! Love fresh figs! They are quite expensive but sooo good they are worth to pay for.
A large and very pretty Mistletoe. Both very romantic and very pretty.
Fruits, lots of different fruits both kinds that can be grown here as well as more exotic ones. Kumquats is something that can be so delicious if they are sweet and ripe. Christmas is the main season for a number of citrus fruits. I love the oranges and the clementines. Clementines and ginger bread cookies are such a perfect combination.
These green fruits with spikes was new to me. I don't remember what the name of them was and I don't think that I have actually tasted them. Anyone know what they are and how you eat them?
They showed a number of spices to like saffron, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon. Saffron is very popular here in Sweden to bake with and make sweet cakes and the special saffron buns called Lussekatter that are typically served for the Lucia holiday.
This copper dish to warm the "Glögg" almost looks like a russian samovar for tea. But this is for the traditional sweet and spicy wine served here in Sweden called Glögg.
If you want to know where all the Christmas spirit is concentrated and found in Stockholm you should head towards the bar near St.Eriksplan called "Peppar". I was there Friday meeting up with C and a few collages of his for beer/wine. As soon as you step into this place your jaw drops because the place is literary covered with Christmas decorations. I have never seen a place as decorated as this one in Sweden. This sure almost looks as if it has gone crazy American. There are Christmas decorations on the walls, hanging from the ceiling. There is hardly an inch that is not decorated. If you need some Christmas spirit bad this is the place to go to, they got it all here.