What happens when you travel with food.

Our beautiful windows

I know it’s been quiet here for a while, but I’m here. First I worked in Gothenburg for a few days, then our internet at home was down for a long time and finally last week I had a really bad stomach flu. I still feel a bit sick, but I’m much better. Due to the flu I havn’t cooked nor actually eaten much. But luckily for me and you I have a large back log with photos and recipes which I need to post before I forget the details :-)

When I was in Gothenburg for work I stayed a few days extra just to visit my family. When I travelled back to Stockholm I had an extra suitcase due to all food that my dear mother had packed for me. She made tons of Polish pierogi which now lays in our freezer and which we eat with reverence. My mother also packed some cans of sweetened condensed milk for baking and a lot of other food. After my check-in at the airport, including the extra suitcase of food only, I went to the security check where I had to take of my shoes which caused beeping. After finally getting through the security I suddenly heard my name in the loudspeakers; I was asked to contact the information desk. So I had to go back all the way and I was feeling a bit nervous as I didn’t know what was going on. After being shunted back and forth between the airport staff I finally ended up by my suitcase, the one with food which I had checked in. “-We believe that you have paint cans in your suitcase and they are not allowed”. I never blush, but I think that I actually did this time when trying to explain that it was milk… I had to unpack my suitcase and show the labels on the milk cans which the staff carefully read. They just laughed and said that it was OK, then I had to run back to the security check, take off my shoes again and then I was finally on my way to the gate. Both me and the milk arrived safely in Stockholm, and the pierogi as well.

Our wintery balcony

7 Responses to “What happens when you travel with food.”

  1. Fabienne
    February 27th, 2007 22:07

    your photo are really beautiful

  2. Michelle
    February 28th, 2007 03:00

    Thank goodness they were understanding about it! I was afraid the same thing would happen to me! I took my sister a six-pack of certain canned tomatoes with green chiles that we both use in cooking, but she had been unable to find locally. Luckily, I made it thru! And by the way, Fabienne is right, your pictures are really beautiful!! :)

  3. ilva
    February 28th, 2007 08:27

    Beautiful beautiful photos Dagmar!

  4. Anne
    March 2nd, 2007 17:45

    Your photos are very beautiful. I just discover your blog, it semms to be very nice .I keep in mind your blackberry creme brulee.

  5. Dagmar
    March 3rd, 2007 22:07

    Fabienne: Thank you!

    Michelle: Thank you. I’m glad you made it through with the tomatoes!! :-)

    Ilva: Thank you!

    Anne: Welcome and thank you!

  6. Kinna
    March 28th, 2007 07:02

    Dagmar, beautiful photos. You have improved so much and I am impressed. =)

  7. Dagmar
    March 31st, 2007 12:41

    Kinna: Thank you very much :-)

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