I am still both amazed and chocked at how small many homes are here in Sweden. Here I am complaining about the the 700 square feet of our current home (about 70 square meters) and I realize that many others live a lot smaller and think that I am super spoiled. When I mention the size of the house we had in AL then they really think I am super spoiled and used to live in something of a castle. Ooops I guess I better not complain so much or so openly as I have so far. I guess maybe this is where the "small people" live after all. Maybe that BP guy from Sweden meant just what he said when he talked about small people living in small homes considering he is Swedish ;-)
We have one of those fancy induction stoves here. Very modern and I loved it to begin with because it really heats up fast and boils water very very fast. But I guess those are the pros about an induction stove because it has quite some cons. It turned out that we are not able to use the majority of our cookware. Most of our great pots and pans just don't work on this kind of stove. We had quite some really good ones of high quality and we had also bought several new ones that I really looked forward to cook in here that were brand new but now I am not able to use them. Well that did not make me very happy. So we have a ton of stuff but still we had to stop by IKEA yesterday and buy some new pots and pans that work on this stove.
Unfortunatley they do not sell organic baby spinach from Costco here. I wish they did even though it may look like they do. I actually brought my favorite plastic container from Costco for spinach all the way here. I like the size of it. Here I buy two big bags and fill it up each week. The spinach here is not pre-washed as in the US so here I have to be careful and rinse it well.