Without history we are infants. Of all intellectual pursuits, history is the most supremely useful. That is why people crave it and need ever more of it.
– Simon Jenkins, “The London Times”
I don’t like doughnuts or pastries. Even the smell can turn my stomach. Strange? Of course I am! But I can point to a cold and rainy day in the summer of 1970 as we were driving through the Danish countryside. We stopped at a bakery for cocoa and a treat, and the warm, sweet, suffocating smell of pasteries overwhelmed me. End of story.
What is it about cornbread that makes it so impossible to describe? The texture? Flavour? Crumbs? Tradition? It’s not a cake, not a roll, not a muffin, and definitely not a bread. It’s just CORNBREAD. No more, and no less. And impossible to describe.
I don’t like to argue, and I don’t like to debate. But I cannot decide whether these are muffins or cupcakes. There is a dangerously fine line between the two!!! These are decadently sweet and drizzled with chocolate, but they contain good-for-you vegetables. So you will have to decide on your own: cupcakes? or muffins? MUFFCAKES
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”.
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.
Sometimes its seems as if I could live on bread and water. Give me water with cucumber and lemon, and this sun-dried tomato and fresh rosemary bread, and that’s all I need for days at a time.
I love bread. Good bread. Don’t bother wasting my time with store-bought, wimpy, disgusting bread. I want it homemade!
Contact. Affiliation. Connection. Relationship. Alliance. Association. NETWORKING . . . .
They all sound like corporate buzzwords, and as such, pretty annoying. But, sometimes networking is crucial to success. And makes life so much simpler. Here’s my example:
Living in a small town has its perks —