It is officially summer here in Sweden, but, after having spent time in Sicily and Greece recently at fabulous conference, I do find it a bit chilly. But the air is fresh and it is great for working and even doing some exploring. Those of you who are familiar with Swedish culture know that the Swedes celebrate the beginning of summer in grand fashion. The long daylight hours are also wonderful!
This past weekend, we had the pleasure of taking a train to the outskirts of the city of Gothenburg and we were treated to moose stew, made from a local moose, by a colleague of mine. The trick we were told is cooking the moose meat long and adding, would you believe, bacon, beer, and heavy cream. Our hosts took us on a long afterwards and we saw not only their 4 horses but the beautiful lake nearby, which is captured in the photo below. After the trek we had homemade apple rhubarb pie with vanilla cream - heavenly!
Below are scenes from recent events in Gothenburg, Sweden, that I just stumbled upon when going to lunch or doing errands - from parades to a fashion show in Haga to waffles with blackberries being made and served outdoors to Mama Duck with her ducklings in my favorite park here, Schlottskogan.