Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My new stove - I won it!



This blogging on the fly business is not so easy here in Dalarna. We have a laptop (which is literally in my lap now as I'm sitting on a very cold bench in central Mora) but our cabin is a blind spot as far as cell phone coverage and we're far from any networks. But well, I should manage a short update and show you my lovely new stove! And oven. It's a brand new Electrolux, and what's really cool is that I won it. In a recipe contest. How cool is *that*? I won with one of my favorite recipes - Beet Risotto with Fava Beans. Go check it out - and I'll be back soon, I promise.

And a note for all you Swedes - today is Cinnamon Bun Day! Go eat one, right now. At least that's what I'm planning to do.

13 comments:

Pam said...

That IS cool. I might need a new one after I finish my current baking project: carrot cake for 300 people! (It's for a wedding on Oct. 15.)

Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Dalarna! (And enjoy a Cinnamon Bun for me, too!)

KrakelSpektakel said...

Hej. Din engelska är perfekt. Snälla kan du inte läsa min blogg? Jag känner mig smått utanför i bloggvärlden.

Pille said...

Very cool indeed, Anne! Congrats, and I will give your beetroot risotto a try - must be worth it:)

Anonymous said...

I got a newly baked cinnamon bun when I arrived at work, perfect way to start a day :).
And congrats on the stove :).

shelly said...

Very cool! I'll bet you can't wait to use it. How cute that there's an official "Cinnamon Bun Day" :).

Joe said...

Congratulations on the stove Anne! Too cool!

Anna said...

What I want to know is how you ended up with a cinnamon bun day and why don't we have a cinnamon bun day in Vancouver?!

dagmar said...

Congrats again, Anne!

My Space said...

The stove is cool! congratulations!

Gustad said...

so what does htis stove do

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! So do you prefer electric over gas ranges? And I have to say, the Swedes have the best national days. I knew about waffle day, and pancake day, but cinnamon bun day?! I'm from California, but I think I'll pretend to be Swedish today and bake a batch of buns for dinner...

Anya said...

Wonderful! It couldn't happen to a better cook or cat mommy ;-)

Anne said...

Thanks everyone!!

Pam - wow, I'm so not envious :) But I bet you'll feel proud!!

Krakel - klart jag tittar in :)

Pille, yes, you have to now ;)

Jessica - oh, that sounds like a nice workplace!

Anna - I have no idea, but I'm guessing it's the Swedish baker's union or something like that that came up with it :)

Gustad, good question! I haven't actually put it to use yet. It does have a convection oven, I know that much. And a really big glass door. And several cool features, like railings that slide out. Huh. I have a lot of playing to do!

Anonymous, gas isn't really an option here for most people. Very, very, very few houses have gas - some apartment buildings do, and some old houses, but it's mostly all electricity. I prefer actual cooking on a gas stove if I had a choice, but I'm also a bit scared of it, and I prefer an electrical oven :)