When you’re a mother, there’s always something to occupy your time. But experts say that scheduling some relaxation time for ourselves can help to calm our minds and actually make us better parents! Why not start a new tradition for Mother’s Day by scheduling a Fika like the Swedes? The Fika is a cultural mainstay that allows Swedes to take true coffee breaks throughout the day (not just grabbing a coffee to go). Swedes actually slow down, sit and savor a rich cup of coffee and a sweet snack in the company of friends, twice a day, every day. Doesn’t that sound heavenly?
So, how do you master the art of creating your own Fika? Here are some tips from Gevalia Coffee:
• Choose the right brew, like a delicious cup of Gevalia Kaffe, the Swedish-heritage coffee and preferred brand in Sweden that is now available in U.S. retail stores.
• Bake a dessert like Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon Buns) or something as simple as Pepparakakor (Swedish Ginger Snaps). If you’re not up to baking, any sweet treat or even fruit will do!
• If you want to go all out, decorate your space with a nice place setting using Swedish-designed coffee mugs and label the desserts in Swedish.
Don’t you deserve a Fika today? Pick up some delicious Gevalia coffee and indulge!
DISCLAIMER: I received a sample of Gevalia from Kraft Foods.