After a weekend in Stockholm, my friend Stina and I jumped in the car to drive out to the countryside. We were headed for Örebro, Stina’s university town, and the countryside surrounding it. We were to spend Midsommar by Lake Hjälmaren, Sweden’s fourth-largest lake. On our way, we stopped in at Sigtuna, Sweden’s first town…
London was getting to me. I was writing my book, How to Make Coffee, while living out of Airbnbs and from the tables and counters of various cafes and bars. London was so.. distracting, and expensive. I’d looked around for a little studio I could rent in the countryside – it didn’t matter where – and…
We are cooking Loobia Polo, fried and steamed cooked lamb, rice, and green beans – similar to a biryani. A common comfort food, this dish should comprise of a nice golden tahdig, pronounced tah-deeg, which literally means “bottom of the pot” in Farsi. The bottom layer of rice crisps up and creates a delicious crust.