I remember my great uncle Harry Thulin as a towering man with a gentle smile. And I remember him with a glass of warm glögg in his hand over the holidays.
Glögg is a delectable Swedish holiday drink. Uncle Harry thought of it as a tasty tonic that he would spend hours stirring and sipping over the stove then salute saying: "It heals what ails ya!"
My uncle Mark shared my great uncle Harry's glögg recipe a few years ago with the stipulation that I keep it close to the family. I've brewed a few batches over the years and I love the process as much as the drink itself. The aroma of the simmering spices that go into the mix permeate the whole house and it's awesome.
I didn't get to know my great uncle Harry incredibly well but I do know he was kind, generous and would have shared a glass of glögg with anyone that was guest for the holidays. I think he would have wanted to share it far and wide. That's what I'm hoping to do with this project.
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