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Saturday, January 09, 2010

God Morning!!
A Saturday morning in mid January and it's cold outside. For once it is even colder in Europe and Sweden than here in Toronto. It is 6.38am and a big part of the family is on their way to Collingwood skiing. Can't believe how easy it is for Mark, Sigrid and Pippi to get up superearly when skiing is on the agenda. ASk them to get up on time any day of the week and it is a like scratching nails on a blackboard- a painful process!! But this morning they were all ready and out at 6am! I am sitting here sipping tea and contemplating my day ahead with Jojo and the cafe'. First heading to the St. Lawrence Market of course.
I think it's time to make semla buns at the cafe' as well! I wonder if cafe's in Sweden has started already?? Have to call someone and ask. This past week has been a pretty slow one and as usual that makes me restless! We try to make the most odf it and take care of things that were neglected during busier times. Don't know how well i did at that do. It is so easy to slip in to a slower mode all around and I don't like that- HAVE TO STAY FOCUSED! Our regular customers are great though, they show up and brighten our days- Thanks!!
Did I mention my iphone? Yeah, I did but it's worth mentioning again- I love it! Last night I downloaded the SKYPE application! How cool is that?? Now I guess I can call my friends all over the place for free as long as they have a SKYPE account! It should be free to call iphone to iphone! I could call Sissi in NYC all the time!!
On February 2nd we have scheduled our premier "Tuesday Lunch FOOD TALK". I am really excited about it. 10 lunchguests at the cafe' chatting about a common interest- FOOD! What little tricks do you want to share?? I will show how to treat Quinoa, file' orange and grapefruit and probably some other little fun things. Show the difference in intensity of spices if you grind them as you go compared to buying already ground. Have any other suggestions? I'll keep you posted about how it went but I am sure it'll be great! We already have 5 people signed up!
Ok, have to wake up Jojo and head to the market in the freezing cold! Stay warm and in touch! Let me know you stopped by!