Monday, August 31, 2009

Have you had a Fika lately?

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Fika in swedish means having a break with friends, family, coworkers etc. The Fika is almost holy in Sweden and usually happens at least twice a day sometimes more……

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You can have your Fika at home, at work or at a Café. The typical Fika usually consists of strong Coffee, Tea or Soda and Cinnamon Roll, a Cookie or two and sometime an open-faced Sandwich, Scrimp & Eggs are one of my favorite sandwiches, yum!!

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I miss a good Fika place here in the L.A. area and would love to be able to open my own place, maybe one day! Now to my question, what would be your favorite Fika and Fikabröd (fika bread)?

12 comments:

Mia said...

I love fika, I prefer fika outdoor in the summer time...And I would really want to fika with my dear kusin soon, Hugs XO

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Helene, I have to smile...I married a Swede you know, and the community that I live in is 80% Swedish migrants/settlers. Yes coffee and a sweet or rusk is the thing!

At Christmas we have a Kaffe Klaus with singing and Swedish fare by the choir members and then of course Santa Lucia appears...I must confess I can not do the lutafisk!

Thanks for sharing!!!

palepinkandroses said...

Helene

That shrimp salad looks so delicious! I have never heard of fika, but I love it!

Lisa

Morse Farm said...

Ååååhhhh, vad jag blev fika sugen nu!
Jag försöker fika med Matilda...
Men oj, vad jag saknar kafe som kan gå till och fika och titta på folk....
Hoppas allt är bra med dig.
Den räkmackan hade man inte sagt nej tack till.
Har ni ätit kräftor? Det längtar jag också efter...
Det verkar ha varit ett jättebra kantarell år hemma också, verkar det som om jag har hemlängtan????
Ha det gott!
Kram Bodil

Cottage Flair said...

I would love to have a break once or twice a day with my friends. Sounds like a dream ... and food too. What could be better??!!
Jenifer

Patricia said...

Helene, that sounds like a lovely tradition. Makes it sound so much more important than 'coffee break', we'll have to have fika at our MMP teas. Can't think of better friends to do this with.
Hugs,
Pat
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Carolee Crafts said...

Love the idea, DH and I always have a break at 11:00am for coffee and something to snack, atm caramel shortbread, then about 16:00 tea and cake. This gives us time to chat and catch up on anything, his blood line is from Finland so maybe the traditions are similar. Take care

Tedi said...

Okay, Now I really miss Denmark. That is just too much like the old days! I wish you would open a place too, but here in Raleigh! I miss how wholesome the food is. Everyone eats so much better than here in the states and everyone enjoys life so much more... or so it seemed to me. Hugs, Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog

gail said...

Hi Helene,,,and what a lovely tradition. I love the idea of Fika. Meeting friends a pretty little shop with a tea room or coffee bar, lots of cute cupcakes. What could be better that that.
Thanks for sharing this idea and tradition with us. Hugs, gail

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Sounds good Helene. I've never heard of that before. Not sure I could do the shrimp and eggs but the coffee and cinnamon roll sound great!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Helene I would love to join you for a Fika! How fun! I would love the shrimp and eggs. That looks so good!
bunny hugs,
shell

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Helene,

The tradition sounds lovely! And the shrimp salad looks really good...

Hope you are having a great week!

Pei Li