Advent Calendar - Other Traditions - Eggs!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My mother was proud of her Swedish Heritage. Her grandparents came to Iowa from Sweden in 1890.

At Christmas time and for special occasions Mom remembered her mother making coffee at Christmas, brewed in Swedish tradition with eggshells to achieve a silky appearance. The eggshells were put directly into the coffee grounds.

I do not recall any other traditions in the family.

Happy Holidays


Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

My paternal grandparents, German and English descent, put egg shells into the coffee when brewing coffee without a 'basket.' I believe this was something that their parents learned from the lumberjacks from Sweden and Norway. I'm glad I learned where this custom originated from.

Homestead Mommy said...

Thanks for sharing this. I don't think I had heard about egg shells in the coffee before.
My Great Grandfather was from Sweden.