11/03/2010

Why fika of course!




I somehow managed to forget one of the best cures for the winter blues: fika! In fact, sitting in a café nibbling on something sweet and drinking something hot is one of the best things about winter. We went to my favourite local yesterday and I tried their white hot chocolate (see third picture) and let's just say I won't be having it again, it was like drinking hot custard! My strawberry and yoghurt muffin was delish though... Thank you so much for your links yesterday, they really cheered me up and I thought as token of my gratitude I should share this with you. It shouldn't be funny but it is.

15 comments:

  1. Ah, fika! Surely one of the best ideas to come out of Sweden. Looks lovely.

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  2. No matter where I end up living in the future, surely fika will be the Swedish tradition I'll take with me for the rest of my life! And yes, that muffin looks amazing.

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  3. was the hot chocolate improved slightly by the fact it was served in a bowl?! and you're right, that shouldn't be funny, but...!!!

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  4. it was embarrassing how much I was laughing at the video... felt bad about it too
    thanks for sharing, and beautiful photos.. relaxing

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  5. charlotte: haha, a little bit! it took me back to my days of youth in france... and I'm relieved you and hearblack found the link funny too! I've shown it to friends in the past and they've looked at it horrified whilst I'd be giggling knowing what was coming. there'd be a moment where they'd look at me like I was crazy ("how can you possibly find this funny?!!!") and then gradually they'd lose it too. so silly.

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  6. "Fika" is my new favourite word! We don't have a similar word in Danish :-) I'll definitely be teaching other's this little part of the Sweedish language from now on! Thanks for a beautiful blog. I've never posted hear before, but I've been following you for quite a while now, and I'll continue for sure!

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  7. I wish we had fika here in Seattle! Just calling it "going out for coffee" sounds so much less fun! : P

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  8. that all looks so amazing. and yes it would cure anything!

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  9. I would take 'fika' in France too... i agree it's probably the best thing about winter! thanks for sharing!

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  10. looks yum! though i concur on white hot chocolate, not my fave :( In fact I think fika looks like a great cure for just about anything!

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  11. i always always wondered what fika meant but never thought to look it up hehe. thanks for the info :-D

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  12. that link cheered me up so so much. i know its a bit wrong but its wonderful. i smile just to remember it! thanks :)

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  13. haha åååååååååååååååå den där är så jävla smärtsam men rolig! gött fika. iallafall 50% ... :)

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  14. we have got friends in Sweden and it always makes us laugh (and anjoy) how often a day you can have fika. Any excuse will do. Winter blues is a serious good one. :)

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