Dinner at Volt in Stockholm was truly spectacular. My fave dish first, then in order: *- Langoustine - grilled tail with rose salt, preserved tomatoes and rosehip in langoustine broth, a divine langoustine butter emulsion (!!) made with the rest of langoustine incl claws, served with spelt bread *- Sea urchin with pumpkin & scallop with sweet cicely and coriander
*- Dairy cow topside carpaccio, over buckwheat crisp with smoked bone marrow and horseradish cress
*- Skewered beet with birch sap syrup (so meaty!) with a creamy woodruff emulsion sauce *- Roasted cod, with pickled potato and butter; seasoned by guest with pickled lovage, horseradish and dried cod *- A bit more tender cod with a potato pancake *- Milk ice cream, with pine syrup, and a candied pine cone *- Amuse Bouche / Mignardise: crispy pig skin & pickled vegetable and seaweed skewer // cigar shaped pastry with pineapple weed and quince cream
Constantly learning how to let go — to relax my reflexive white-knuckled Mom grip and let my little one be free to explore his world...
“The children need to be taken care of, they need your help, but they don't need to be made dependent on you. Your real help will be to make them independent; your real help will be such that your help is no longer needed. They are strangers in the world. You can keep an eye on them so that they cannot fall into a ditch, but there is no need to enslave them just to save them from the ditch. If these are the only two alternatives, I prefer the ditch. At least by falling in the ditch they will learn something. They will learn what ditches are; they will learn not to fall again into any other ditch. But slavery for their whole life, protection for their whole life, makes them incapable of learning.” — Osho
...to falling in ditches! 🙏🏻
Stopped by @rallycoffeeco for coffee beans, and walked into them playing In Rainbows @radiohead and that made me extremely happy. Had a conversation about coffee and my favorite band. What a great way to start off this snow day.