Yesterday you got a chance to see what Stockholm looks like. Today I’m sharing a tradition in Sweden that I think we should adopt here. It is called fika (fee-ka). The basic idea of it is to have an afternoon coffee with a sweet treat, but it is more than that. It is a break to be shared with people you care about. A chance to step away from hectic life and remember what is important: loved ones, sweets, and good coffee.
The illustration you see is one that I created using Adobe Illustrator. The dessert you see in the image looks like a cinnamon roll. It is called kanelbulle. Rather than being smothered with frosting, it has sugar pearls sprinkled on top. The best ones have a flaky, buttery crust. Interested in having your own fika? It doesn’t take much. Grab a friend, a cup of joe, and a little dessert.