Wood Pig Bear

Mommified

I am being mommified. The dreaded thing that happens to most children is tightening its grip on me, like swaddling clothes, or whatever was used to wrap Egyptian mummies. Indeed, this is not the first time I noticed the edges of my mother creeping into my everyday habits, but now it is official. I wrapped…

Torture Museum Italy

A Cilantro Girl Living in a Dill Nation

I decided to check out a place I thought would be cool for my birthday called Grill and went to try it for dagens lunch. For 110 SEK (around C$17) you can get a lunch buffet. This is more expensive than most dagens lunch, which usually costs between 75 to 95 SEK for something similar.…

JJ Bean

Travel coffee mugs and friends

Since about 1992, thus for 20 years, I have used a travel coffee mug for the majority of my take-out (tar med) coffees. Originally, I did it to reduce the amount of waste paper and plastic cups; my small contribution to the environmental movement at the time. Then as more and more coffee shops (Starbucks…

Stockholm

Food Adventures in Stockholm

If anyone knows me, or starts to read this blog, you will quickly learn that my love of food follows me wherever I travel or live. As a young person growing up with British parents in Nova Scotia, Canada, I was a “fussy eater”.  This had a lot to do with my father, who has…

Italy

My other love…Food

One of the most challenging things about moving to Stockholm has been the change in my food habits and consumption. I come from a city, Vancouver, that has some of the most innovative and fantastic food from all over the world. I also lived in a neighbourhood called “the Drive” which is the code word…