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In October 2001 I had planned to go to Stockholm, but just for a long weekend.  I found a cheap flight and had a friend living there so it was basically a little boondoggle just for the heck of it.  Flights from Seattle are never easy but I had managed to get a connecting flight that was nearly as good as a direct and both ways!  I was set – or so I thought. 
Three weeks before I was to leave, the Twin Towers were hit and everything changed.  Especially with flights and airports and travel. For the first few days after 9/11 nothing was certain but eventually I got notices from the airlines saying that my flights had been canceled until further notice (I think 3 of the 4 segments no longer existed). I was still determined to go on my trip – in some ways more than ever.  So, I spent hours trying to get through to Customer Service and then, once finally getting through, another decent amount of time trying to pull together some semblance of a "quick trip" to Stockholm from Seattle. 
Well, we finally figured something out, although I now had 2 connections (3 flights) both coming and going.  For the life of me I can’t remember where in Europe I first landed, London I suspect, but from there I could catch a flight into Stockholm.  I have no idea what airlines I was flying – probably the last leg was on a Swedish carrier.  And when I departed my trip was in reverse. 
On that leg between Stockholm and London, these were the little packets served to us with our meals.  I kept them because I thought they were hilarious under any circumstances and really caught my fancy as I was traveling under a bit of a cloud.  (Although I have to say the entire trip, including flights, airports and customs was quite wonderful!) 
Last night I was cleaning out a kitchen drawer and came across them.  They made me laugh again and I thought that I’d share them with you. 
  1. PATRICIA permalink
    14-Jul-2005 10:27 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and adding a recipe for mint tea. I love fresh mint and it is part of my herb garden this year. I had to start a new garden here at my new apartment. The soil isn\’t as good as I had hoped, I will have do something about that next year.

  2. Aisha permalink
    15-Jul-2005 11:10 am

    Your space is absouluty amazing. I long to become a chef so this has brought me new comfort thank you.Have a excellent weekend!!!Hasta Luego!!!

  3. Culinary permalink
    15-Jul-2005 10:15 pm

    Glad you liked it, Jossie!The nice thing about mint is that it will grow just about anywhere – which is also the bad thing about mint, since it has a tendency to take over your yard! :-) I love it, though! Thanks, Little Lady! Glad you like the site. There are tons of food blogs out there so you\’ll find lots of inspriration! Have a good weekend, ladies!~ B

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