Steninge Bruk


This is brunch taken to a whole new level

Look at all that veg!

Dessert table
 Just one of the many plates of food I had, I got a food coma that was so bad it felt like it was Christmas all over again!Dad and I
Sis and Anki

Trying to be a tree

Posing in front of Steninge Castle (I thought it looked more like a mansion)

I did manage to get outside of Stockholm one more time before coming back to Glasgow. My family and I decided to do a little Sunday afternoon trip to one of the nearby castles for a little stroll and lunch. We ended up going to Steninge Slott (Steninge Castle) which also had what looked like a lovely restaurant (Steninge Bruk) in an old beautiful stone building nearby. We ended up on a bit of a detour on the way there and at this point it was quite late in the afternoon so by the time we arrived I was starving. It was so bad I couldn’t think straight!

The plan was originally to walk first but in my state I just needed food so we headed straight to the restaurant. The venue is stunning in there and it’s not only a restaurant but the building also has a couple of home decor shops and a florist. We didn’t realise the restaurant only had their brunch buffet available on Sundays pretty much. Well it was either that or spinach soup and I needed a lot of food so after having a look at the beautiful buffet we all decided to go for it and treat ourselves. We were all so happy we did because the food was incredible. There was a massive barbecue just behind the buffet where they were cooking loads of the food on and I’d never seen anything like it! I think they said it was one of Sweden’s biggest barbecues.

I was so hungry I was just stuffing myself! It felt like Christmas when you’re just eating because everything tasted so good. There were loads of amazing veggie salads prepared and everything was incredible. I even had some scrambled eggs because they looked so good and wow, I can’t even remember the last time I had scrambled eggs but they tasted good. I don’t eat eggs very often at all anymore but once in a while I do crave them and I eat them. I don’t want to be restrictive or feel like I’m restricting myself, if I want something I’ll eat it. I might not ever be hundred percent vegan but that’s not my goal either. I want to be me and eat a diet which suits me but also helps the planet. I see it as a nice treat when I actually do eat some fish and eggs these days rather than eating it every day.

After my hundredth plate of food (okay perhaps a slight exaggeration) it was time to move on to the dessert table. Everything again looked so good. There was so much to choose from, in the end I went for some blueberry crumble with vanilla custard, a pancake and some fruit salad. The blueberry crumble was out of this world. WOW. I couldn’t get over how good it tasted.

When I had finished eating I was stuffed, I had eaten so quickly and the food just lied in my stomach like a lump. I didn’t even care because everything had been ridiculously good. Even then I was still sitting there contemplating whether I could eat some more. That’s when I felt like it was enough, I was perfectly happy having tried everything I wanted to and I was stuffed. If I would’ve had more I would’ve probably felt sick! Didn’t want to end our lovely brunch on that note. It’s funny how we think that eating more of something because it tastes good is the best option. The best thing I think is when you eat until you’re satisfied and then it leaves you with just wanting a little bit more, rather than stuffing your face until you feel ill. Then you leave feeling horrible no matter how good the meal was. What do you guys think? It’s an odd impulsive thing isn’t it? More isn’t always the best but somehow when we like something we just can’t control it. I’ve gotten a lot better at noticing when I’ve had enough but it’s definitely not easy.

Afterwards we went for a browse in the shops and then headed over to look at the castle before the park around it closed. We were all in a slight food coma! The castle was nice but I didn’t really think it looked like a castle, more like a stunning mansion. I wish we would’ve had more time to look around a bit longer but it was better than nothing and a lovely couple of hours out with the family. When we got home we collapsed in the sofa and watched the new Tarzan and then Wonder Woman. Neither of them were particularly good but at least we know that now!

So there was a slight change in plans yesterday after I wrote my post and Ellie didn’t end up making the class due to her eye lids being puffy and swollen. She’s all sorted now with some eye drops and is coming with me to Strong Mums today. I was originally going to go to the early morning class but I don’t really mind which one I go to. It would’ve been nice to train with Faye but I’ll see her soon anyway.

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