GOLDEN KIWI AND PEACH SLUSHALIKE or FRULLATO DI GOLDEN KIWI E PESCA CON GHIACCIO

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Thanks a lot for all you comments to yesterday’s post, so many of you pin pointing various aspects. But first of all I just want to say two things: the first is that we’re not leaving for Sweden until the very end of this month, and secondly and most important is that I don’t want you to think that I’m sad about this limbo situation I have put myself in, after all, I choose to move here. I knew that it would be like this sooner or later and I also think it’s good because it makes me look at nationalism in a completely different way.
I don’ keep in touch with Swedish people living here, not because I think there’s something wrong with them, I like Swedes, but because I don’t feel any need to do it. I don’t celebrate many Swedish traditions down here and there are many reasons to this; one is that I don’t like celebrating them in Sweden either but if I happen to be there I do it for my children’s sake. I moved here and I want to live the life of Italy, not Sweden. But, I do realize that there’s a big difference for those who have been forced to leave their countries because of political, religious or other reasons and I also realize that it’s of great importance to keep up your national and cultural importance in situations like that. I can only speak for myself obviously and about my own experience.
Fortunately for about 51 weeks a year I don’t mind being a foreigner or an outsider, it’s even an advantage, I don’t
need to try to fit in because it’s destined to fail anyway which leaves me with a lot of freedom and that’s a truly beautiful aspect!

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I bought some golden kiwis and then forgot all about them with the result that they got to ripe for my taste so I had to invent something in order to use them anyway. And what is better for slightly overripe fruit than smoothies or slushes? I made myself a slushalike with kiwi, peaches and lime juice sweetened with acacia honey that was truly wonderful on a hot day like today!

GOLDEN KIWI AND PEACH SLUSHALIKE or FRULLATO DI GOLDEN KIWI E PESCA CON GHIACCIO
1 very large glass or two normal ones

2 very ripe golden kiwis
2 small peaches
A good squeeze of lime juice
1-2-3 tblsp runny honey
8 large ice cubes

– Run the ice cubes in a mixer and then add the fruit. Run until smooth.
– Add lime juice and honey and mix for a little more.
– Pour into the glass and enjoy!

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