Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Posted by Meeta K
We've been having such fantastic weather here that it is such a pleasure picking up Soeri at the KIGA and meeting up with other friends either in the park or in the city. Yesterday, we decided to get our first ice cream of the season. We have a few ice cream joints here and each one tastes better than the next. With the possibility of sitting out on the pavement of the pedestrian area, it was a joy just watching the happenings and slurping the biggest sundaes ever.
What irritates me however, is that although it is a strictly pedestrian zone, those on bicycles also have to get off and push their bikes. But they don't, instead they zoom past us all at such speed, it is scary. I was quite mad yesterday when one of these nuts almost ran Soeren over. The fact that this is never controlled is another frustrating issue we face. Especially in this weather when everyone is out strolling and several children run around playing, trying to enjoy the benefits of a pedestrian zone, we always have to be on the look out for speed crazy and inconsiderate people on bikes.
Morning Snack: Toasted Finnish bread spread lightly with butter and filled with a few lettuce leaves, Babybel sliced cheese and honey hickory ham. Tasty and crunchy! Juicy cherry tomatoes on the side and afew juicy organic pears for the fruit of the day!
Afternoon Snack: "Let there be pretzels for everyone!" Cut in half and spread with butter. Pretzels only taste good with butter. Strawberry yoghurt today. It was a new sort that I bought and somehow very runny. Not so creamy as the usual type we buy. I hope he manages with it. Maybe I should have packed a straw with it ;-)!
Adult Variation: I think a nice big ham and cheese sandwich is great. With a delicious bread or roll and a few crunchy lettuce leaves, a succulent ham and some nice cheese, it can become one of the best sandwiches ever. Or how about combining a pretzel with the filling. Just cut the pretzel in half and add the ham and cheese filling in it.
The runny strawberry yoghurt sparked a thought in my head. With these temperatures a nice milkshake to go would be just perfect. Throw in a few fresh strawberries in the yoghurt and a large cup of buttermilk. Blend well and fill in your thermos. Oh and don't forget the straw ;-)!