Sunday, March 26, 2017

Vikings, Kake, And Other Good Things

Jerry's cousin (second-cousin) Inger was recently in Southern Spain from Norway with two good friends, Geir Henning and Carl Johann, who have a new place less than an hour from us. They drove over for lunch one day (we went to Meson Salvador) and then invited us to their home a couple of days later (they and Inger cooked). We adore Inger and now I understand why she adores Geir Henning and Carl Johann.

BAKED FOR US BY INGER. I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT'S CALLED. IT'S SOME KIND OF KAKE.
(NOW, BEHAVE YOURSELF! THAT MEANS CAKE!!!) ALL I KNOW IS IT'S NOT KRUMKAKE, WHICH IT SOMEWHAT RESEMBLES.
NOTE: INGER LET ME KNOW SHE CALLS THEM KRUMMER.
HOT PADS AND DISH CLOTH HAND-MADE BY INGER.
AT THE GUYS' HOME: SAN GERALDO'S VIKING-SIZE FEET IN A BORROWED PAIR OF INDOOR SANDALS.
A DELICIOUS LUNCH.
CARL JOHANN'S NYDELIG (WHICH I SURE HOPE MEANS DELICIOUS IN NORWEGIAN) FLAN.
(HE HAD NEVER USED CANNED WHIPPED CREAM BEFORE!)

30 comments:

  1. everything looks so dee-lish; I think I'll try the flan. and I could tell those items were hand-knit even before you said they were.

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    1. anne marie:
      The krumkaker (krummer?) were gone in one day. Jerry ate the crumbs with a spoon!

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  2. It all looks so good but I keep heading back to SG's ginormous looking feet!

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    1. Bob:
      Size 14 or 15 depending on the shoe! 49 in Spain. Almost impossible to find anywhere!

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  3. Sounds and looks like a good visit! Those dish cloths are THE BEST this side of.......Norway!!
    That krummer looks like it would go perfectly with tea/coffee.

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    1. Jim:
      The "krummer" didn't last long enough for coffee or tea to be made. They are so good!

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  4. Only an hour away!

    Checkmark and Score Big!
    Winks!

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    1. Ron:
      It's such a pleasure to meet and fall in love with people! What pleasant visits. Can't wait to see them again.

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    1. Debra:
      I love your VALHALLA! A perfect Viking laugh.

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  6. At first pass I thought your title was "Vikings, KALE, and ..."! Kale is OK, but kake looks way better. ;-)

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    1. Wilma:
      Oh, kake is so much better than kale!

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  7. What is it about European food that it always looks so delicious?? You are cruel Mitchell!

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    1. Cat Lover:
      We are definitely well fed! I don't mean to be cruel.

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  8. Lunch with friends, sweets and gifts? What a great day! And enough with the sweet shots, I'm on a diet :)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I just read that chocolate for breakfast is very healthy!

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  9. Food glorious Food! Can you get the flan recipe?????

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    1. Willym:
      I'll ask Carl Johann for his recipe. It was exceptional.

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  10. Those Norwegian treats look wonderful! Here in Minnesota, you only see them at Christmas. I guess we're getting stodgy!

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    1. Janice:
      It's always Christmas when Inger visits!

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  11. mitch - http://www.wideshoes.com

    for SG; my spouse buys shoes from here because he needs a wide width. but they say they carry sizes 5-24. check it out!

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    1. anne marie:
      Thanks so much for the link. Jerry has tried to order online, but the duties to shop in US and ship to Spain cost more than the shoes! It's the pits. He had a couple of pairs of shoes delivered to my mother's before a visit one time because he couldn't even find his size in retail stores we checked in New York. I'm sure they're there, but it's a hunt.

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  12. Are San Gerardo's feet as big as they look? Trump would be jealous.

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    1. Stephen:
      Size 14 or 15 depending on the shoe. Size 49 here. People just laugh when he tells them.

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  13. If I ate like you, I wouldn't fit through the door! All those wonderful looking dishes you show us!

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    1. Jennifer:
      It's one of the many reasons I walk and exercise so much. But I spent the first 30 years of my life looking undernourished no matter what I ate.

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  14. Oh, it's such fun following your delicious adventures :)

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    1. Judy:
      I have so many more photos of recent meals. I should have created an Eating blog.

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  15. Oh! what I would give to have cousins from Norway! Many generations ago I probably did.

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    1. Spo:
      Both of Jerry's mother's parents went to the States from Norway in the 1920s, so he's got lots of recent family connections. We'll meet more when we go for a visit in May.

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