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Semla is a famous Swedish cream bun, an old-fashioned dessert that was originally invented & eaten on Fat Tuesday, the last day of indulgence before Lent.

It’s made with a plain wheat bread bun lightly flavored with cardamom & cut in half. The inside is filled with a layer of almond paste & vanilla-flavored whipped cream. The top is placed on the whipped cream & the sweet creation is lightly dusted with a layer of powdered sugar.

Traditional practice is that the top should be eaten first & used to scoop the whipped cream. However, the oldest Swedish tradition is to serve the entire bun soaked in a plate of warm milk – the best way to eat a semla.

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Genuine Christmas decor – with a feeling of a solid simplicity where tradition is inherited & important.

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Still time before Advent sets in – this is a beautiful simple decoration that’s not the usual Christmas red or green colours, – nice!



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Circus creates a warm feeling in the stomach & evokes many beautiful memories from the time when our boys grew up. Each summer, & a number of visiting circuses around the country each season – we rushed to buy tickets for the evening show, dress up nicely (for some reasons) & queue up in popcorns & cotton candy lines before entry.

The mere sight of the tents in bright colours from the distance was enough to create excitement & anticipation.

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Take care / Marie

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Birthday cake 

To all our birthdays, a Pavlova belongs to the festivities.

It has become a tradition in Australia, mostly because my husband loves it – and we just kind of hung on the need, the rest of the family.(Unusual, as it normally would be discussed & reflected upon).

This time it was a simplified version – not bad at all!


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Take care / Marie

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