I have been slowly, slowly saying goodbye to Paris and warming to life in Stockholm. (Note I can’t bring myself to write a goodbye to Paris post yet…) And even though our household goods have arrived and are mostly unpacked, our place still feels a bit new and unfamiliar. So how do you make a house a home? I am not quite sure there is a quick answer to that, but as soon as I started baking, something clicked. And I baked with a vengeance. When the first batch of chocolate chip cookies were in the oven and the aroma started wafting through the house – I knew everything was going to be okay. I did get a little sad one son isn’t in Stockholm with us to enjoy the cookies, but I also realized this is home, new memories will be made, new friends will come over, and we will build a life here! Deep breath – moving is hard, but it will be okay. And when it isn’t, eat chocolate chip cookies to get you through the rough patches.
Let me just say – these chocolate chip cookies are so good that I prefer to eat them alone in perfect peace so that I can savor every bite without interruption. I am not sure I can even give away the recipe, you’ll just have to come to Stockholm and I promise to make them for you. (By the way, I have gone through 3 pounds of chocolate chips in two weeks – they are that good.)