me, i'm mie. actually it's mette-marie but most people call me mie, and that's fine. i'm a coffee buyer, blogger and a norwegian. i broke up with my previous blog and most of my life in norway, and started this one when i lived in san francisco - thus, the name. but, like my friend says: "there will be other san franciscos". this is the story about those places.
I made a lot of marmalade this week. The best thing about making marmalade is that you feel successful and domesticated for no reason at all, except from being good at waiting. Vancouver is driving me a little insane for being cold and uninhabitable even in springtime, but I guess citrus season is ending, so there’s lots of dirt cheap citrus around. Scored 1.5kg of oranges for $3 the other day! So instead of mourning the cold spring, I made more marmalade than I will need in a lifetime. Unless I befriend some marmalade lovers, then I can probably give away some…I have a serious problem with anything jam or pickles. I love making it for the obvious reasons mentioned above, but rarely eat them. Marmalade is a whole different story - I love the intriguing bitterness of a blend of citrus fruits, and I can imagine so many things it will taste delicious with! Toast with marmalade and tea sounds so nice for cold spring mornings - I live in a mansion after all. Speaking of jam, I keep begging my friends to send me suggestions for hot jams, the music kind, to take me through spring - I need a new soundtrack for my old life!