Silly & Serious in Sweden

Silly & Serious in Sweden

Why a blog?

Why not? I know I like reading about other people's ideas and thoughts - whether silly or serious - and also video blogs - aka VLOGS - on YouTube and such. I'm not going to do anything super fabulous here - merely keep a diary of sorts, show you my favorite links, what makes me laugh or what makes me upset...you know - the usual stuff. I hope you will enjoy! AND I hope you feel like jumping in an commenting on occasion!

What on earth is a Semla...

Life as I know it!Posted by Gun Brooke Thu, February 26, 2009 00:11:52

...I hear you ask! smiley

A Semla is a Swedish pastry that consists of a bun, some almondpaste, powdered sugar and whipped cream. Most people eat it as it is, with a spoon or their hands - preferably with coffee on the side. SOME people eat it centered in a bowl of hot milk. *yikes* They call that "hetvägg" - "hot wall" - and it's not something I like personally. I do like the Semla, but it's quite rich, so I prefer to share one with someone, or save the second half for later.

Anyway - you eat the Semla around this time of year, even if the bakeries start selling them directly after tha holidays, sometimes. So - take a peek at the pic and see what the Swedes are munching on. Yum!