Food Diary (December 17, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Swedish pancake with cheese, lentils and jam
Dinner: Pork red curry with rice and salad
Swedish pancake is quite similar to the French crêpes. It is usually eaten on Thursday following a meal of pea soup. The pancakes are often served with jam and whipped cream. I broke a few traditions – I ate them today, they were rectangular instead of round, and I had savoury accompaniments. It was still delicious, forbidden fruit tastes delicious, ask Adam. The recipe is available here.
|Pork red curry|
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Source: Gourmet Estorie
Christmas Fruit Cake
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Children are usually told not to accept candies from strangers. Norway has taken this many steps further. Norwegian food safety authorities have warned people not to buy butter from strangers. The warning came after authorities detained a Russian citizen who they say was trying to smuggle 90 kilograms of butter from Germany into Norway. Norway is going through a butter crisis, as I mentioned on December 8 .
From my friends I have learnt about their experiences involving food rationing during the Soviet times. Some food items were restricted or simply unavailable. The situation has taken a U-turn, times have changed to the extent that now a Russian man tried to smuggle butter into one of the richest countries in the world.
Neighboring Denmark exports butter all over the world but quotas and high import tariffs makes it difficult for Danish butter to slip through the Norwegian customs.
Norwegian authorities are working hard to solve this problem. They have already adjusted tariffs and other barriers. Furthermore Danish airports and ferries traveling between Norway and Denmark have started offering butter in their duty-free shops. Time will tell whether 'marg' successfully forces its way into the Norwegian household this Christmas.