odd
odd

🍲 Had Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes, with a dash of lingonberries.

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toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@odd That reminds me, when I try to tell people about lingonberries (esp. because of Al Johnson's), I like to use the analogy of:

blueberries :: huckleberries cranberries :: lingonberries

It's not perfect, but it helps.

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jean
jean

@odd Mmmm, that reminds me: I need to go to IKEA.

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odd
odd

@toddgrotenhuis I don’t believe that I’ve ever tasted cranberries or huckleberries.but I’ll take your word for it. That Swedish dine-in/store have typically Swedish merch. Lingonberries are all over Scandinavia though. In Norway they are called, not lingon/lingonbär, but tyttebær.

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odd
odd

@jean They are/were famous for those, however, I read somewhere that they were going to only serve vegan or vegetarian ones going forward. Not sure if they taste the same.

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odd

@odd @jean I looked up the US site, and it looks like you can buy both versions to take home at least, and then one have the recipe to make one’s own.

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Archimage
Archimage

@odd @jean I’ve been trying to grow lingonberries here in DE, but have had no luck. Cranberries are tasty. They also make great gifts when they are sugared for the holidays.

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Archimage
Archimage

@odd Raw cranberries taste dry (they are fairly acidic) and are mostly full of air, but they have a pleasant flavor and pop in your mouth (because of the encapsulated air). They are mostly eaten in jams/jellies/juices.

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odd

@Archimage Sounds wonderful! I have to try those one time. We do have a delicatessen(?) store in Oslo, I’ll try them.

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Archimage
Archimage

@odd Cranberry juice is also good in helping dissolve oxalic kidney stones. I try to drink a lot of it.

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sod
sod

@odd I approve of this! 😋

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odd
odd

@Archimage I didn’t know that. I don’t think I have any, but my uncle were treated for it.

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odd
odd

@sod The new vegan version you mean?

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Archimage
Archimage

@odd You’d know if you did. I’ve had and have them now. The pain is worse than giving birth, I hear. I believe it.

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sod
sod

@odd Ah, no, my comment was on the original post. Didn't read the rest of the conversation until now but I'm sure the vegan ones will be fine as well.

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odd
odd

@Archimage I remember vividly how my uncle was contorting in pain. Another uncle on my father’s side also had it, (I remember now), and when he got it out, he took it home and had it on a jar, in disinfection alcohol.

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Archimage

@odd Yeah, I’ve heard people do that. I just want them out. Lol. Mine are 5mm and 8mm.

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odd
odd

@Archimage I can see how that is unpleasant to say the least. I sure hope I don’t have to deal with this. 💎

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odd
odd

@sod Ah, ok! 😃👍

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jean
jean

@odd I actually just need furniture soon because I’ll be moving again soon. 🤞

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odd
odd

@jean Oh, I forgot about that! You mentioned it earlier. Moving often makes it easier to downsize, but still; hard work, and mentally draining! 🚚💨

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