1 December 2010
…because Norway is one of the few countries (along with Japan and Iceland) that still practise commercial whaling.
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4 October 2010
Oslo is known to be one of the most expensive cities in the world (but was recently surpassed by Copenhagen according to ECA International–a link that was sent to me by a friend in Geneva, btw). There are many reasons for this (which I still need to figure out), but for one thing the wages [...]
10 September 2010
so far my favourite foodstuff in Norway has been… jam! it’s more fruity and has less of that artificial gelatin consistency than what I’m used to, which means it’s easier to use a spoon with this stuff than a knife. our cupboard is currently stocked with apricot, strawberry, raspberry, and (deliciously chunky) apple jam–and [...]
17 May 2009
my first time shopping at whole foods (union square)–and while it was overwhelmingly chaotic and overpriced–I have to admit their range of products is impressive.
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28 May 2006
currently have 4 people living in our 5-1/2 for the week (due to an overlapping roommate situation), and we all spent the day going to jean-talon market, cooking, and eating for hours on end. and somehow we ended up with twice as much dessert as any other dish. we live a very difficult, difficult life.