FIKA: JULY EDITION

This edition we’ve got good warm feelings from both cosy winter treats, and Indian inspired culture. Warming you from the inside and outside. DRINK Tis the season to be jolly with a warm mug of mulled wine while sitting around the fireplace/fire pit with a bowl of the below in hand. EAT Sticky date pudding. […]

FIKA IN INDONESIA

We’re doing a deep dive into Indo coffee culture next month, but I got overly enthusiastic about it so it’s spilled over into this month’s fika. What you gonna do. I’m intrigued by the incongruity of Indonesian culture – intense cities and lackadaisical beaches. I was watching a show the other day (Love on The […]

FIKA: MAY EDITION

FIKA: MAY EDITION Do you know who does fika well? Italy. Do you know what they call fika in Italy? Tutto il giorno. Which means ‘all day’. This isn’t true, but I imagine that they don’t need a specific word for taking a moment of your day to enjoy and take in the surrounding beauty, […]

FIKA: FESTIVAL EDITION!

April is the month of public holidays. The month of which immersing oneself into the minutiae of time management, reviewing of pay slips, improving schedule efficiency, dissecting interstate migration patterns and corresponding financial fluctuations brings joy and exhilaration to millions of Australians across the land as they find the perfect combination of maximum time off, […]

FIKA: MARCH EDITION

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. I reckon it’s in my top four. Truly, I love it that much. I’ve just found out that most of my favourite veggies are in season this time of year. Sadly I didn’t know this earlier because of our access to all things all the time, but maybe […]

FIKA FOR FEBRUARY

It’s the last month of summer, and I want to enjoy every last bit of these long evenings, and fool myself into thinking humidity and the constant swishing of flies from the deliquescing camembert is the epitome of summer life. EAT Never so much has a recipe embodied fika in February than whipped feta with […]

FIKA FOR MY FAVOURITE SEASON

I know not all of us are summer people, and I used to be one of those. But now I’m not not a summer person, January is my favourite. Yes it’s hot and sticky and blah blah I don’t want to hear it because think of those loooong afternoons! There’s no errands to run, just […]

A VERY CHRISTMAS FIKA TO YOU!

I love traditions. I have new ones every year.  Part of their charm is the promise of a more meaningful season, a chance to slow down and enjoy the moments of the seasons: the first kiss of sunburn, ashflakes falling from a nearby bushfire, each one unique in its own way, and enjoy them with […]

FIKA BY THE SEA

Because of the long and warm November afternoon and evenings, the following fika guide was written specifically with a picnic at the beach in mind – but if the sea is not readily available to you, any body of water will do. A bucket of water. If you can find some sand, wiggle your feet […]

LET’S GO TO COSTA RICA

I think, even though I’m feeling more optimistic about overseas travel happening again in my lifetime, I really want a holiday now. I know it doesn’t even begin to compare to the real thing, but they say that planning a holiday is 78% of the fun! I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but they sound […]

FIKAPAUS: SEPTEMBER EDITION

Have you seen this movie? It’s a documentary following Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief, and her staff as they put together their most renowned publication of the year – the September Issue. It’s basically what we do for the September Fika. Cut-throat decisions of which floral forward cake recipe to include, scouting trips to Morocco to […]

FIKA IN JULY!

Hej! Hur går det? Välkommen till mitten av vintern! It’s the kind of weather to get back to some swedish fika roots don’t you think? They know the cold. They soldier on. They look snow in the eye and say ‘Not today.’ That’s not true. Maybe they do but it snows anyway, and they carry […]