Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy semmelday!

...and right about now, everyone who's not a Swede is frowning and thinking to themselves "what the heck is a 'semla'?!"

Let me employ my trusty (... ;)) Wikipedia-backup and enlighten you!
THIS is a semla!
My grandma (born 1920) grew up back when a semla/fastlagsbulle was nothing but a sweeter bun with a raisin on top - and maybe dunked in milk.
My dad prefers them with cinnamon and in a bowl of hot milk. (They have to be home made, though - because the store bought buns dissolve in milk in like 2,5 seconds and let me tell you: that porridge is no treat...)
I love mine with coffee and with some bitter almond-essence and roughly chopped regular almonds in the paste. Just the way my mom used to make'em. Oh - and they have to have regular, unswetened REAL whipped cream. None of that faux, air whipped, tasteless (or too sugary) blechness that they serve sometimes.

In other words, It's Shrove Tuesday, and when DH gets home we're gonna dive headfirst into the last few episodes of Lost Girl season 1 - and eat semlor. Luxurious, spoiled Tuesdays. My fave!

To illustrate my current mood - here's a card I made for one of my oldest, bestest, funniest, sweetest, loyalest and most beautifullest (Yup! The "est" is very important when speaking of this lady - thus the brand-spankin'-new word-versions!) friends, Sofia, using the adorable Wryn from Tiddly Inks:



Have a great Shrove Tuesday, everyone!
Have a bun with your coffee. You deserve it!
:)

17 sweethearts left feedback:

Lilith Eeckels said...

I have always LOVED your cards and this one is no exception! Love the glaze on the little hearts!!! AWESOME.

Annika said...

Super sweet!! Those glazed hearts! <3

Sherri said...

This entire post has me grinning from ear to ear. I always love your cards Z. And let me tell you, that Sofia is one lucky lady to count you as a friend :)

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Absolutely adorable card! I love your coloring. :) And those hearts!! The buns sound awesome, too.

LORi said...

Adorable and Sweet Card!! Hugs -LORi

This N That said...

SQUEEEE!!! This is sooo precious. Do you just look at paper and it sings for you? Seriously....I <3~~

Fleursbydesign said...

How sweet is that card, so cute :)

pinkalishious said...

so you didnt have pancakes then, hehe xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

They sounds so YUMMY! I loveeeee your card!! Adorable image and loving the stitching!

Shellye said...

hehehehe, this made me smile! So sweet!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Gorgeous!!!! Just gorgeous!

mandysea said...

gorgeous! I love the stitched circles and the little banner and the image is way way cute too!

Danielle said...

Your card is so cute!! Sofia is one lucky girl ;-)

Mag said...

Oh ! So cute !!
Love the details...

Alex said...

Bland det gulligaste jag sett!

pinkalishious said...

super sweet card xx

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW! LOVE your cards too!! I'm a new follower! (-:
/Karin