Sunday, February 24, 2013

Live Every Day like it's Cheese Doodle Day

Danish danishes! Oh so many Danish danishes.... All pictures are from my Copenhagen trip a couple weekends ago.

If someone asked me to sum up the last six weeks here is Sweden a few things may fit the bill: new friends, exciting experiences, snow, or maybe travel. But, nej, only one thing comes to mind: food. Yes, this will come as a surprise to anyone who has never met me or ever seen me before. But to everyone else this probably holds a shock value of exactly zero. My days are filled with food and I have no regrets (...except maybe that one Chinese restaurant.)

We receive semi-regular updates from the International Office here about things that are happening at the University, the most recent of which contained this gem.
Here is a sample of some food themed days in Sweden:
12 Feb: Day of the Semla and International Pancake Day  
25 Feb: Day of the Grape fruit 
5 March: Cheese Doodle Day (**my personal favourite day, inspiring my new life motto "Live Every Day like it's Cheese Doodle Day")
25 March: Day of the Swedish Waffle 
12 April: Licorice Day 
11 May: Swedish chocolate ball day 
27 May: Muffin Day and Cheese Day 
6 June: Day of the early potatoes and sill (typical dishes during Swedish midsummer) 
18 June: International Picnic Day 
25 Aug: International Raw Food Day 
4 Oct: Day of the Swedish Cinnamon roll (“Kanelbulle”) 
9 Dec: Day of the Gingersnap cookie (“Pepparkaka”)

I fully plan on celebrating every day on this list. Actually, October 4th (Kanelbulle day) is celebrated almost every day at Fika.

"Fika is a social institution in Sweden; it means having a break, most often a coffee break, with one's colleagues, friends, date or family. The word "fika" can serve as both a verb and a noun. Swedes consider having a coffee an important part of the culture" --- Thanks Wikipedia! 

I moved to a country where it is practically mandatory to take a mid afternoon coffee and kanelbulle break and I am expected to move home at some point??

In my time spent not eating (which truly is a minority) I have actually spent some time in the library (I'm just as shocked!), exploring some more of Lund, and planning future excursions. Next stop: Finland! Tomorrow night I am train-ing, flying and bussing my way to Rovaniemi, Finland (in that order)! Time will be spent cross country skiing, visiting Santa Claus, hanging out with some reindeer, and HOPEFULLY (she says shaking her fist menacingly in the direction of the sky) seeing the northern lights.


  1. i would like to official protest for the muffins and cheeses of our world. They deserve their own day, thank you very much!

  2. Hey Cuz! Soo I think Cheese Doodle Day needs to be international!!! Lol
    But glad to hear your having a blast! Miss & Love you! <3