Celebrating Finnish vappu or vappen in Swedish contains struvor or homemade donuts, but I bet struvor is a typical Finnish thing that isn’t eaten anywhere else. I also love all kinds of sodas, and mjöd is sort of very sugary soda and toootally one of my favourite drinks. After many attempts of making gluten-free struvor I now decided to go for gluten-free donuts, and for once (!) I succeeded in making something gluten-free. They’re also vegan, so it’s completely possible for us glutards who wants to eat vegan to also celebrate vappu or vappen traditionally.
Unfortunately I didn’t make mjöd this year due to lack of energy in the evenings. I tried to find some homemade mjöd in the city today but of course everyone was out of stock and even the local shop didn’t have any, and maybe it’s just good since I’m already eating way too much sugar these days 🙄 but next year I’m definitely making my own mjöd! The English word would be mead, but I’m not sure it’s exactly the same thing we have here so I prefer talking about mjöd when I mean mjöd.
Didn’t get what I came for but me and the girls had ourselves some Belgian pralines instead, mine is the one in the middle with taste of champagne. I also had a cup of coffee (just because) called Bourbon jungle but coffee without cream is like cereals without milk if you ask me so it tasted just strong and wrong, hehe. One day I plan to start liking black coffee though. As soon as I can actually drink coffee and still sleep at night.
Gluten-free donuts! Some of them still had dough inside, but after letting them rest for a while the doughy parts where gone.
I believe this is a tradition of the Åland Islands, of swedish tradition? In my home village we sometimes had a big bonfire in spring too but mostly on Easter Saturday like most Finns. But this year at vappen we had a big bonfire at our field between the houses. We also spent the evening outside all of us, since the sun was up and it wasn’t so cold. Tomorrow it’s supposed to rain again, I hope not.
This is not a big deal and I should just be grateful for having two legs and a healthy heart and lungs and so on, but I get so miserable when getting bigger and bigger! My legs can’t handle the weight anymore and I’m only halfway through the pregnancy... And the more tired I get when being this big, and when I get tired I eat something sugary, and so it goes. If I only felt I had the time to start exercise or something... Also today was our wedding day and neither one of us celebrated it in any way. Maybe I can pretend the donuts was for celebrating wedding day so it doesn’t feel
as bad as this loveless marriage so bad.