Random Five Friday… The Nisu? Nisua? Edition

DSC_1972 - CopyLast week Big Brown(UPS)came bumping and roaring down the road to our house. This loaf of bread is what was delivered.
CH checked who it was from and walked in the house laughing and said, “you are never going to believe what this is”. I checked the return address and started laughing so hard I had tears rolling down my cheeks.

DSC_1980 - CopyThis is Finnish sweet bread. It is from a very dear friend CH and I have known since 1977 whenΒ we were assigned to Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas. She and I were horse riding buddies and developed a friendship I cherish. We had lost contact with her and a Christmas card arrived three years ago and we were back together again. And now Facebook keeps us connected. I can’t tell you how happy we are to have her back! I am so happy she is back in my life. And not just because of the bread.. πŸ˜€

Nisu goes by many names it seems. Nisua. Pulla. Coffee Bread. It is filled with Cardamom spice deliciousness! But what Kat would want me to let you know the most about this bread is that it is Finnish! I would want you to know that I was laughing so hard when I called her to thank her I could hardly talk and CH wasted no time getting several blobs of butter on a warmed up slice.

It never occurred to me that fresh Nisua could be delivered to my door by Big Brown. Hmm… just a hint could maybe get me another loaf.. πŸ™‚ BUT this is an incredibly time consuming bread to make and Kat you know how much I appreciate it!

I think we might be making a trip to North Carolina to see Kat and and her Husband! And meet her kitties and her chickens. The eggs used in this bread were a gift from two of her much loved chickens!

Joining Nancy’s Random Five Friday at a Rural Journal. Nancy I maybe didn’t stay within your request for Random Facts… I promise to be better next week.

I have another post to share about a gift from a dear to me blogging friend that brought back some wonderful memories with one of her beautiful photos taken on the water.

62 thoughts on “Random Five Friday… The Nisu? Nisua? Edition

  1. Ooooh….your tease at the end has me wondering…..! πŸ˜‰
    Send me a PM on FB and let me know where in N.C. your friend lives – you know that NC is a neighboring state to us……just sayin!
    What a sweet gift from your friend. I bet that was truly a surprise!


  2. Yum………you are teasing us with the picture and now that is all I want for breakfast!!! It looks delightful and how wonderful that Big Brown delivered!!! Fabulous!


  3. Oh that bread is GORGEOUS! I have a feeling it tastes GORGEOUS too….what a sweet thing to send to you and no doubt you’re on the list for yet another loaf when she gets around to making it again! Nice to have a friend who bakes something that yummy AND sends you some! Lucky you!

    Hugs, Pam


  4. Yummmy a little cheese and a glass of Hogue Cellar would make a meal!!!

    Oh long time friends who know what you like are the best!!! Thank goodness Big Brown didn’t get a whiff. Now I’ve always heard when you receive food to return the packaging empty for a refill. LOL
    Hugs C and Madi


    1. Cecilia! You have me thinking of Hogue now.. πŸ˜€ We will probably have wine time today outside. It’s beautiful here.. 😎 Great idea about returning the packaging empty for a refill! Hugs back at you!


  5. Getting ready to head outside for a bit, but wanted to drop by a few blog friends to say howdy first! Lucky you to get such deliciousness in the mail!! Save me a slice, I’ll be by in a bit. πŸ™‚
    Enjoy this great weather while it lasts! I’m gonna be MIA around blogland for a bit, if I can tear myself away, that is. I’ve so much to get done before real springtime gets here when I’ll want to be outside or road-tripping! Happy Friday to you, Pix!


    1. Going to miss you! Don’t be MIA long. I have a feeling we are going to get busy soon too and I am going to want to take a summer break from blogging! Enjoy your Saturday Cheryl! What happened to yesterday’s temps. Going to be pretty next week.. πŸ™‚


  6. Yum!! I love bread … and this looks delicious!! If you’re passing through Pennsylvania on your way to NC, I’ll gladly supply the butter and the toaster oven to warm up a few slices. πŸ™‚


    1. Absolutely! I am not a big fan of FB and it took me a long time to get with it but another blog friend encouraged me and walked me through it and I am thankful to her for it. Last week I connected with a HS gal pal that I shared an apartment with in college and that was a happy reunion too.. πŸ™‚ Instagram is a good find too.. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Sarah!


  7. Oh that is so exciting to receive such a wonderful gift of deliciousness and memories from a friend from long ago. I love this and would love a piece of that bread:) Hug B


    1. Barb so nice to hear from you! I just read in January you celebrated 4 years of heart recovery. Congratulations! Last July was 8 years recovery for my heart event. Clicking over again to read your Random 5! Yep I am lovin’ those pansies.. πŸ™‚


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