Tuesday, 10 November 2009


As I mentioned in my last post we went to IKEA on the
Saturday, where we bought some Swedish pepparkakor,
gingerbread cookies.
When I have a gingerbread cookie I often think of what
my maternal grandmother Greta used to say to me when
I was little.
She said that three gingerbread cookies would make me
a nice girl. (Or even nicer because I was always nice.)

It is a myth that gingerbread cookies makes you a nice
person but when you think about what some of the spices
actually can do for some people I kind of believe it.
Cinnamon is supposed to be calming.
Clove increase potency.
Ginger is good for you if you're stressed, depressed, got
stiff joints or feel nauseous.

Why my grandma said three? Well, I guess it's because
good things often comes in threes and her home baked
gingerbread cookies were exceedingly good.


Jema Rose said...

Pepparkakor är GOTT, jag gillar även dem med lite grönmögelost på, perfekt till en välkomstdrink, särskilt till kall vit glögg!

: )

KRAM, Jenny


Ms. B said...

Mmm, love gingerbread!!

Anonymous said...

I looove pepperkaker! It's the one of the best things about winter :) And what your nan said about gingerbread is really cute!