Wednesday, January 13, 2010

With the New Year

...comes new things. To go along with my Swedish word of the day I thought some of you might like to see some normal everyday things, only Swedish style. I know a friend asked me to take some pictures of the grocery store for her and her husband, which I have not done...sorry! But this might be an ok substitute untill I get the courage to walk around a grocery store taking pictures, like a real tourist. So...enjoy.

Start simple, this is butter. There, as in the US, are many different brands. You might be wondering what the blue thing is that it sticking out on the side there. It's a Swedish butter knife. And well...since Swedes eat butter on just about everything at every single meal, they just want to have theirbutter knife handy, so they just keep it in the butter! Clever.The Swedish word of the day is "smör" which is "butter" and is pronounced "smuhr". Kind of an ugly word, if you ask me! ;)


  1. I'm not sure whose butter knife I'm using, but I love it.

  2. Is that little cut out in the carton lid a perforated thing that's already there? Or do you have to cut that for yourself in each tub?

    Mmmmm. We love butter.

    I didn't even think about the awkwardness of grocery store picture taking! Don't stress about doing it!