Fiori is a typically a flower-shaped pasta, but can be interpreted from Italian to Swedish to English. Some day I want to watch fiori being made, which means a trip to Italy, and a visit to a pasta factory. Sounds like a good plan to me!!!
Fika is somewhat of a twice-daily Swedish institution. It can be compared to elevenses in the worlds of Winnie the Pooh, Paddington Bear, and Middle Earth. I’ve heard it said that in Sweden “fika isn’t just a coffee break, it’s a lifestyle”.
Kids in the kitchen?!? Definitely NOT one of my special gifts. When my kids were little, I preferred getting the kitchen work done as quickly as possible, and with as little mess as possible. Definitely not “Mother of the Year” stuff!
Best friends are like stars — even though you don’t always see them (or live on the same continent!), you know they are always there. Such friends make life wonderful because they are reliable, trustworthy, faithful, and FUN.
What do the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Henley Royal Regatta all have in common – besides being English events, of course? Pimm’s!
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, I met a friend of a friend….
And we immediately became great friends.
I loved this friend so much that we named our daughter after her: Kristina/Stina.