Monthly Archives: January 2011

of a name

  It was news to me that most Scandinavians don’t name their child when the child is born.  The parents wait, usually 3 months, to find (and give) their child the name that suits the child best.  In North America, … Continue reading

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from sonja & elena

  Wazzzat?  you ask… Why, none other than a faithful representation of our beloved basset hound in the form of a doggy bank! Daddy gets the best birthday presents…probably because he is the easiest person to buy for, but also … Continue reading

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Being fans of the drink, it’s not surprising that we found a restaurant by the same name in while in New York City last summer.   Aquavit is a beautiful restaurant with amazing food and yes, fabulous aquavit.

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to show for it

I thought this sweater was a rusty plum, but now I know I was mistaken.  It’s much more of a lingonberry jam colour. And the only reason I would know that is because of a lovely Scandinavian cookbook called Scandinavian Feasts, … Continue reading

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not complaining

Just thought I’d remind myself what a hot summer day looks like.

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tuesday morning

Temperature: – 33*C Activity: tea drinking and casting on the Right Front of Elena’s sweater She asked me when the sweater was likely to be done, and I told her March.  I probably should have said April.  Maybe around Easter, … Continue reading

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Chadd got a cookbook for Christmas. And proceeded to cook with it. The very next day. It was lovely. He made gnocchi (he made the dough! then rolled the gnocchi one by one!), with a tomato sauce made from scratch. … Continue reading

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