Week 7: Sweden

Swedish treats
Swedish treats

Sweden was to-date my most fun country to research. My first real introduction to the Swedish culture was in college through one of my favorite families, the Brevicks. The Brevicks are a farm-raised, 7 children family, all blonde, all towering over me by at least a foot, and as nice as they come. I was fortunate enough to go to college with four of them and watch the other three grow taller and kinder as they aged. My “domesticated” education really began with the Brevicks, with Karin teaching me how to bake apple pies from scratch. The best part of fall for me were the days laying in their hammock, eating the leftover crust that we’d bake with cinnamon and sugar, while the sun was setting over the Palouse. Continue reading

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