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Swedes Explain: Midsommar

Today on the podcast, we ask Erik to discuss the flavors of Midsommar – new potatoes, strawberries and pickled herring. And then we discuss how to get rid of those flavors with a bit of schnapps!

Available anywhere you get your podcasts by typing in “Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow” as well as these links:

Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/yyxc4lzp

iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7



Oh thank goodness…. summer is saved!

I like the use of the word “fruit-related heist.”  I’m going to work that into my conversations more often.

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More DISASTER Strawberry news….

It seems I missed this story in The Local over the weekend. When I say Swedes take their strawberries seriously, I really mean it. And no, it’s not a joke. It’s a real story.  Forget stealing cars or purses…. strawberries are the hot commodity here.

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A distaster of Swedish proportions

This headline is in The Local Sweden online news today.

Once again, if this is the biggest disaster Sweden faces, I’m glad to live in this country.

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A few weeks ago, I scheduled a full body massage before a flight.  I thought it would be relaxing.

What I didn’t factor in was how much preparation I would have to do so I could feel comfortable with someone massaging me.

I waited to take my shower until an hour before leaving so I could be fresh.  But then I noticed that my feet were a bit dry. I didn’t want someone to have to touch my dry feet, so I put lotion on them.  Turns out it was strawberry lotion so then my feet smelled like strawberries.  You would think this would be a good thing, but you don’t want to take off your socks to have a strawberry smell coming from your foot when no one knows you put lotion on there.  It just seems like I stepped in some old jam.  So I tried to wash it off in the shower, but then the skin turned out to feel slimy and strange.

I hope I didn’t ruin the masseuse’s enjoyment of strawberries for the future.


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