I'm in Florida now. It's amazing how narrowly I escaped the grand and flurrious snow storm that hit the northeast yesterday: my plane departed at 8:50AM from a bluegrey, grim-skied New York, and afterward, most of the flights were either delayed or canceled. And now, here I am, happily (if perhaps unwisely) donning thong sandals and gaucho pants and being NOT COLD.
Today we made Karelian pastries (pictured here, though this picture is not mine). Epic baking. Later, I will be making Finnish puff pastry stars with prune-plum filling. I love Nordic holiday food so, so much, and can't wait for the rutabaga casserole for it is my favorite of all.
Just so this isn't an all-food post, I'll tell you this: I wrote a review of D. Nurkse's Border Kingdom, and it's in the latest print issue of Rain Taxi, so if you see the publication, leaf through it. Ok, back to our regularly scheduled face-stuffing. Yeah!