Eating your way into spring
When you live in a cold country, you have to seize every chance to celebrate.
Friday dawned very cold and snowy: a perfect day to celebrate spring!
In Sweden, Annunciation Day, also known as Our Lady’s Day, is commonly called Waffle Day.
This is because Our Lady’s Day is ‘Vårfrudagen’ in Swedish.
If you say that very quickly, it sounds like ‘Våffeldagen’, which means Waffle Day.
And Swedes take this very seriously. It’s time to take out the waffle iron
And make the waffle mixture and cook until golden brown.
Each part of the waffle is shaped like a heart and a whole waffle is made up of five small hearts… Waffles must be the food of love, don’t you think?
(The waffle iron does all the work and tells you when the waffles are ready, so there is very little chance of burning them!)
Then comes the fun part – decorating your waffle with fresh fruit and cream.
So next time someone says, “What a load of waffle!” The only response can be: “Yes please!”
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