June 3, 2011
LIKE: I like the fact that the foods in DK are not loaded with preservatives the way they are in the US; although my first few months here, I threw out so much food that ruined because I just could not seem to understand that things only last a very few days. I am used to shelf-lives that sometimes go into the next year. A lack in preservatives forces you, in a way, to shop more often so that you are always buying fresh things.... which is actually a GOOD thing.
DISLIKE (still in PRESENT TENSE): I have a PASSIONATE dislike for Danish REFRIGERATORS. Yes, I have to shop more often so that we always have fresh food, so a huge side-by-side fridge is not necessarily a NEED; however, it drives me nuts to have a fridge that my 4'11" grandmother would have towered over.
I will never forget when we got to our beach house in Georgia over Påskeferie and my niece, Rebecca (who is Danish), could not believe how "HUGE" the fridge in the house was... Yeah, it was no where near what we Americans are used to!
I just want a "normal" (by American standards) fridge that has a freezer with an ice maker. Is that really so hard to imagine? I keep thinking I will get used to the fridges here, but seeing as I spend an enormous amount of time in the kitchen, this is something I just cannot get used to ...