The snow’s falling, the budget is tight, you’re sitting in your rental car trying to defrost two hours from a cafe, and it’s lunch time. What to do? May I suggest …
Icelandic flatbread, a Danish twisted donut, herring-beet-apple salad, skyr (fresh-cheese-yoghurt with zero fat and 17g of protein — I like pear or blueberry the best, but there are a lot of other flavours, too), and the one you love. Cost? About a third of a cup of tea and 10% of a bowl of soup in Reykjavik. At this rate, you might be able to afford dinner! And by the time you’re done, you might be able to see out!
Ah, Skyr, the lifesaver of the budget conscious 🙂 I really enjoyed the pear flavour and wished we could get it back home in Canada, not even close.
There’s skyr here and there these days, but it’s an inferior product. I find the plain flavour the only tolerable one here. Plum jam makes it come out nice. 😉 I tried the lemon meringue pie flavour once… weird! And the melon flavour… did you try that? Bizarre, that one.
No, I drew the line at Creme Brulee 🙂
Ha. I didn’t find that one. I shall keep my eye out for it. The lemon merinque was a trick. “Lemon” it said. They didn’t elaborate. It was like Danish Christmas Pudding. But not as good. I did find that a half hour picking bilberries with the sheep, in the rain, and then adding them to the Skyr, in the rain, was a fine way to dine.
Sounds very Hemingway’esque 🙂
You’re right! Ha, you’re onto something. It has been said that Gunnar’s A∂venta was the inspiration for The Old Man and the Sea.