Good news, good christmas buns and good beer!

It has been a very good weekend and start of week 48. Last Friday, I heard from the publisher I sent the script to, and to my great joy he liked it. My joy is beyond words! Although one should not take a victory for granted before the battle is won…  it feels good. Especially when we talked again yesterday, and I got to hear about the other plans he has for the book. So now I am entering a new phase, which is extremely…

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What to drink? Week 48

This weekend we drank Chateau Mont-Redon (No. 2811 at the swedish monopoly), a Chateauneuf-du-Pape from 2007. We were visiting friends at their farm in Sörmland and for dinner on Saturday, we were served the fillet of one of their steers recently slaughtered. I have never tasted anything like it! Luckily we had brought a Mont-Redon with us, which matched the meat, potatoes and wonderful cream souse perfectly! With its spicy flavor with dark fruit, pepper and a little oak finnish. We had a very nice Saturday to say the…

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Waiting for Godot …

Like Vladimir and Estragon I sit and wait, though I have only myself to talk to. Just between autumn and winter I sit and rejoice over every snow-free day, although I know that the snow would lighten up the darkness. But it’s the cold I dislike above all, andI know that snow means cold.  The past year has been full of sunshine and warmth, and even if it has rained sometimes and been cold outside, my mind has always been in Catalonia. Where the grapes grow and ripen, and where the cava is…

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What to drink? Week 47

Reserva Real has changed the minds of many people, when it comes to their opinion about cava! From believing that cava is only young bubbles tasting citrus, I have won over everyone on my side. At least the once I have met that have tried this. Freixenet Reseva real (No.: 88 959) costs 169 SEK (24 USD) at systembolaget in sweden and is probably the most “value for money” quality bubbles…

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This weekend was a new fair.

This passed weekend was “my kitchen” out at the Stockholm fairs. After four days, the mood was great but the voice worn. It’s been a good show with interested visitors and nice fellow exhibitors. Fredrik Vogel, the designer of the Carlsberg stand, had made it so cleverly so that it was easy to rebuild into an other shape after the beer and whiskey festival in Stockholm last month. One must think in terms…

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