Expat Adventures

Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt II: Fika

Fika (Pronounced [ˈfîːka]); v. “att fika”, n. “en fika” “If I had to choose only one word to bring to the States it would be fika.” Definition Google Translate translates the word to “coffee break” as a noun, or to “have coffee” as a verb, but as any Swede or person familiar with the culture… Continue reading Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt II: Fika

Apartment Homesteading · Life in General

Glory Days #3: Of Wild Weather and Wild Harvest

The Balcony Garden, 15 July 2020. A little rough for wear, but still holding in there. It’s been about 8 weeks since I last posted about my garden, and a lot has gone down since then. Unfortunately, most of it has been bad.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know that, since… Continue reading Glory Days #3: Of Wild Weather and Wild Harvest

#MomLife · Homemade Life · Life in General · Recipes

Baby Food Birthday Cake (or cupcakes!)

Darling Daughter turned one year old last week! Because it was the celebration of Midsummer (more on that in another post), we actually saved her party till this past Sunday, as this was the day that the extended family in Sweden would be able to attend. We held the party at DD’s farmor’s house (farmor… Continue reading Baby Food Birthday Cake (or cupcakes!)

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#SpreadLove

Photo by ATC Comm Photo from Pexels Note: This post is a list of doers, makers, gardeners, bloggers, instagrammers, all people of color. It is forwarded by a slightly self-indulgent introduction, so if you would like to skip straight to the list, no judgement, just click here. I think everyone in the world can agree that 2020 has… Continue reading #SpreadLove

Apartment Homesteading · Homemade Life · Recipes

It’s Bananas! Banana bread for the allergy-prone

Fun fact about me...I am allergic to bananas. At least raw bananas. I have been ever since I was a baby. At the time, banana was considered THE quintessential first food for baby. So of course my mom fed it to me when I was old enough to start solids...only to be horrified a half… Continue reading It’s Bananas! Banana bread for the allergy-prone