Thursday, February 26, 2009

Laskiaispullia ja uusia ideoita!

Fat tuesday this week after last weeks winter skating and nice winter weather -Kids had a "skiing holiday" from school!!

"In Sweden, the day is marked by eating a traditional pastry, called semla or fastlagsbulle, a sweet bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream. Originally, the pastry was only eaten on this day sometimes served in a bowl of hot milk. Eventually the tradition evolved to eat the bun on every Tuesday leading up to Easter, as after the Reformation, the Protestant Swedes no longer observed a strict Lent. Today, semlas are available in shops and bakeries every day from shortly after Christmas until Easter. The semla is now often eaten as a regular pastry, without the hot milk. The semla is also traditional in Finland but they are usually filled with jam instead of almond paste." (wikipedia)

I have started Shetland Triangle - does it look like it at all? I also visited Turku Main Library and found these beautiful books. I think most interesting is book of baby knits!!


emeline said...

thanks for the "cultural page" ! Here we eat pancakes but they are much thiner than american ones.We put butter and sugar or jam or melted chocolate on it.yum!!!
You have projects for the next 10years with all these books:o)
I like the Shetland triangle, it will we great in red !
Did you crochet what we can see behind ?

Manteli said...

Behid are the curtains crocheted by my mother - almost ten years ago. They were made for our earlier house!