KIDS CULTURE CORNER
Do you know the nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep? It was originally written in Sweden. Here it is in both Swedish and in English. The translation might be a little different from what you know:
Bä, Bä, Vita Lamm (Swedish) / Baa, Baa, White Lamb (English)
Bä, bä, vita lamm, har du någon ull?
Ja, ja, kära barn, jag har säcken full!
Helgdagsrock åt far och söndagsk jol åt mor,
Och två par strumpor åt lille-, lillebror!
Baa, baa, white lamb, have you any wool?
Yes, yes, dear child, a whole sack full!
A holiday coat for father, a Sunday dress for mother,
And two pair of socks for baby brother.
Learn a little Swedish with these language activities, including a Swedish-English on-line picture dictionary, information, quizzes and pictures to color: CLICK HERE!
- 14-16 fillets of anchovies
- 2 large onions
- 6-8 potatoes
- 2-3 dl cream
- liquid from the anchovies
- 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
- Peel the onions and cut it in thin slices. Peel the potatoes and cut or grate them in thin shreds.
- Put half of the potatoes in an ovenproof dish. Spread the anchovies and the onions over the potatoes and then put on the rest of the potatoes. Add half of the cream and some liquid from the anchovies.
- Put the butter on in dabs.
- Bake in 225 degrees C (450-475 degrees F) until the potatoes are golden brown (45-60 minutes). Thin down with the rest of the cream. Keep baking until the potatoes are soft.
This is a traditional Swedish dish that I love.
It’s eaten mostly during Christmas. “Jansson” is a Swedish surname, but I’m not sure who it’s called after…
Submitted by Linnea , Massachusetts 2004