5.20.2008

Sweden Trip 5

More Picsräkmacka (shrimp sandwich): one of many open-faced sandwiches here (amongst my favorites); but I have to wonder why a 'sandwich' is open-faced? Are the Swedes about eating healthy and so leave out one of the slices of bread, or are they just cheap? Ha ha ha.
Here is part of the selection at the cafe in a small town called Öggestorp, my favorite cafe in Sweden. They have the best pan dulce (I've always known Swedes to be Mexican at heart because of the sweet breads), and great coffee.
Lukas and Mikah in front of the selection display.
Here is Mikah in front of his choice for the day, dammsugare (which loosely translates into vacuum cleaner--don't ask me why), but he seemed to enjoy the green treat dipped in chocolate.
Here is the cafe, whose name is too long for anyone of us at home right now to recall, so you'll just have to deal with it, those of you who need details.
This is morfar, Lukas, and Mikah walking toward a field of cows (kossor or kor) at Ingemar's farm; Ingemar is a close family friend who was nice enough to let us join him and morfar over fika this morning and then let the boys hang out with the cows. Fika is kind of like the Brits' afternoon tea, only not relegated to just the afternoon but in between meals, and mostly focusing on the pastries and conversation. I love this about Sweden, that now I've got a name for snacking and a built-in tradition.
This is Ingemar holding Lukas and petting one of his dairy cows. It's funny how the cows know him from anyone else and will approach him like dogs will approach their owners. Only one hopes the cows won't get up on their hind hooves and try and jump up on the owner.The face off: Lukas v. Cow. Who will win?

16 comments:

Eddy Saldana said...

That sandwich does look good. It could use some 'Americanizing' with some tartar sauce or mayo.

Anonymous said...

*sheesh* do you have to americanize everything!?!?

Anonymous said...

yeah, what is up with that, "americanizing" everything?

Anonymous said...

i agree with you both, america this and america that...

Rene Saldana, Jr. said...

Americanize EVERYTHING!!! I like that.

Eddy Saldana said...

Erick is that you leaving anonymous comments? Sound like you.

Eddy Saldana said...

1525 but who is counting?

Anonymous said...

who is this Erick you speak of? Ofc if he was likely to leave comments such as the above he sounds like a fine upstanding world citizen prone to curate the cultural heritage of the old world instead of heeding to the imperialistic greedy ways of the american...

Eddy Saldana said...

and you are living where? USAE?

Rene Saldana, Jr. said...

Hey, what does the E stand for in USAE anyway? I got the first three: United States of America, but the E throws me off a bit. E=entirely, enough, Erick, eagle? I'll have to think on is some more.

And try 1548 now.

Anonymous said...

you americans...so aggresive

Eddy Saldana said...

that must have been a typo ;). I meant UAE but when it comes to greed & capitalism, you can lump them in with the USA.

Eddy Saldana said...

1556. Seems to be slowing down to a crawl now. Probably cuz Anonymous & I are the only new entertainment on your blog. I bet some new pics would help. Or a story about your boys peeing on stuff in public might go a long way for increasing the counter.

karen said...

you guys are so funny--blogs are much better than passing notes in class. are y'all on facebook yet?

Eddy Saldana said...

I am sure anonymous prefers to remain anonymous and wouldn't dare be caught on facebook. I have an account only I dont know how facebook even works - I know, in this day in age not knowing how to do that. What do you need on facebook? an email address?

Rene Saldana, Jr. said...

Karen: how's Hawaii? how're Daniel and the kids? And I don't think I'm on facebook, though I've got a myspace page up, but nothing like this blog in that I hardly ever update it. I'm with Eddy: how does facebook work?