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Hot Dr. Pepper

Never really caught on. 

Neighborhood fox update

So now this shows up on the neighborhood forum:

“Idag på em var hela familjen och lekte i lekparken, sonen hade sin gula fotboll med sig och efter att ha lekt runt lite i parken ser vi plötsligt att bollen är borta, den försvann nästan mitt framför oss. Efter att ha letat en bra stund i parken och runtomkring gick vi alla hem, ledsna för att någon tagit min sons boll. Så om ni ser en gul fotboll någonstans kan ni väl säga till.”

Translated:

“This afternoon, our whole family played in the park, our son had his yellow soccer ball with him and after he played a while in the park, we suddenly realized that the ball was gone, it disappeared almost right in front of us. After looking for quite a while in the park and the surrounding area, we went home, sad because someone took my son’s ball. So if you see a yellow soccer ball somewhere, please let us know.”

Now you know what I am very tempted to post in response to the above.

MAYBE THE FOX ATE IT!

(Thank you, if I didn’t share that thought here, I might have actually had to post that and caused a neighborhood war.)

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Back from Bacon-Land

We’ve returned to Sweden this week after a 3 week trip to the U.S. – or as it really should be called – “Bacon-Land.” They might as well change the name already and get it over with.
Needless to say, we are all spending this first week home detoxing our body from bacon and fried foods.

Pugsley loves Bibimbap

Last night, my husband and I went to a restaurant called  “I Love Bibimbap.”  That’s the name of the restaurant. It’s never made any sense to me.  Also, I think a few years ago it was called “U Love Bibimbap.” I guess that could have been seen as false advertising so they changed it?  Either way, it’s a very strange name for a restaurant.

We also have reservations soon for a restaurant called “Surfers.” Yes, Surfers. In Stockholm, Sweden. And the food is Asian, not even seafood.

This got me thinking about other odd names for Stockholm restaurants that bother me. These are all real restaurants in Stockholm:

Restaurang Ho’s

Restaurang EAT

Ghandi

La Cucaracha

Pugsly’s Coffee Shop

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It’s semla day!

Today is Fat Tuesday. In Sweden, this is known as the day when we EAT ALL THE SEMLA!

What is a semla?

It’s pastry awesomeness. That’s all you need to know.

I actually have to get to a bakery early today to make sure I get enough for our family. Last year I went at 4pm and there was a line a block down the street for the bakery I like to buy mine from. In fact, this bakery made headlines this year because they are selling a special gold semla “covered in edible gold” for 995 SEK (around $120), though we will stick to the regular semlor which costs around 40 SEK (just under $5).

To understand how awesome a semla is, you just need to know that King Adolf Fredrik of Sweden died from eating too many in 1771, and most of us think that must be a great way to go!

I leave you with semla photos. I will be in a semla coma this evening.

It’s raining noodles

I had a headache last night and ended up making a rather boring pasta meal for my kids and their friends. I was afraid they might not eat it, but when I came back into the kitchen, the plates were fairly clear.

I was happy until they left and I went to close the kitchen window…. where there were spaghetti noodles hanging down from the windowsill.

I’m fairly sure it wasn’t my own kids as they’ve never tried that one before. So I have to give credit to our guests. I may have to try this method the next time I’m served raw herring at someone’s house.

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This is why we can’t stay more than a month

One month in Texas = 10 lbs (that’s 5 kilos for the rest of the world!)

I give you evidence:

Boston

We’re currently in Boston for the first time. As I’m scheduling this before we leave, I have nothing real to write about the place yet other than I’m hoping we are able to understand people better than we did in Dublin and we are hoping to gain 5 lbs each with good food.Plans for Boston: Day 1: Eat, sleepDay 2: Eat, M.I.T., Eat, Snack, Nap, Eat, SleepDay 3: Eat, park, Eat, look at old boats, Eat, Dessert, SleepDay 4: Eat, boat, Eat, park, take picture of old building, Eat, Dessert SleepAs you can see, I think I’ve planned a very satisfying and exciting vacation to Boston. I just hope I don’t miss any opportunities to eat.beans

My life as a lab rat

I’m starting to easily understand the old story of Alexander Fleming leaving an experiment over a long weekend and discovering penicillin from the mold when he came back. Apparently in my office, they are trying to recreate this experiment with leftover food and half-full coffee cups. Unfortunately, I don’t work in a science facility and tend to think it’s more of a social experiment as in, “how long can Heather stand to work in an office with rotting food?”

For all those scientists and social behavior students, I give you the answer –  2 days. I gave up and hauled it all out. But don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll continue with “Experiment Number 72 : How Many Croutons and Dirty Forks Can We Leave on the Conference Table?” this afternoon.”

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Fish sticks

My 7 year old was very disappointed with his school lunch:

“Ugh! They had fish sticks at school today, and you know what was in them?! DEAD FISH!”

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IT’S PEOPLE!!!

Got a little disturbed today at work.  Part of my job is looking up food tech companies.  Today I found one called “The Soylent Corporation.”  I’m not kidding.  It’s in Forbes and CrunchBase as a real company.

“…creating an engineered staple food designed to solve food quality and shortage.”

Umm…..
I think we all know what the “engineered staple food” is.  Yep, that will solve food shortage all right.

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Cheap microwave

Don’t have a microwave at your work?  Just do what I do!  Set the portable heater on high and put your muffin in front!  Works like a charm.

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Blood pudding – Part 2

A follow-up to my daring feat of eating blood pudding last week.

When I informed my family in Texas, they were all horrified. In fact, one of them was very concerned and told me, “You need to watch out for Ebola eating that stuff!”

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Beer and Cheese dip

My friend in Texas sent me this.  I have no words.

 

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Just an observation

A lady today had a piece of Wasa bread.  I thought it was an iPhone.  Time to get new glasses.

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