[all links and images will open in a new window] Quite often, people have asked me what I miss the most from my homeland, and even more often; ‘what foods I miss the most’. To be honest, there aren’t too many things I’ve missed because I can get a hold of most food items here or the ingredients. There are a few things though, that I’ve had the urge for every now and then. One friend even asked me if I had any particular dishes I wanted her to make while I was there! That was so kind and thoughtful …
Apart from the breakfast [consisting of filmjölk amongst others], one of the first meals I had was this! Grilled hotdog with mashed potatoes and shrimp salad (!). Yes … you read it right: hotdog with shrimp salad! LOL I’ve really tried to make this kind of — extremely fatty — shrimp salad myself, but so far I’ve never managed to get it right. It has more mayo than anything else, but I don’t know what more they put in there … to make it pink?!
Either way, when Sara and I were in Malmö, I asked her to stop by the first fast food place we saw, and I took a picture of it before I started to dig in! It was delicious!!! And this was just the first …. there were many like this to come — after all, I spent four weeks in the country.
I wanted to go into Malmö because of the third, major reason I wanted to go to Skåne [Sara herself, being the first and Ales Stenar in previous post the second], was this … The Turning Torso! I’d seen so many shots of it, both in Flickr and Google and I was just dying to give it a shot myself … and see it in real life! It was pretty awesome! We also had a very nice walk along the water … saw the bridge over to Denmark, but it was very hazy.
Today, I was reminded, while reading Barb’s post about her trip to the U.K., about one dish that I just forgot to have while I was home: Pölsa! Barb mentioned Haggis in her post, and the ingredients in pölsa are almost identical to the Scottish haggis. There is also some jellied veal, that I forgot about … guess I was just too preoccupied with all the activities. Next time… 🙂
Today, we were hit by the first No’reaster of the season! High winds and wet snow … it melted as soon as it hit the ground, so … no accumulation. A good day to stay inside and enjoy the storm in the comfort of our own apartment.