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Pickled Rhubarb

Pickled Rhubarb

Rhubarb season happens to be right now, a sure sign that spring is in full effect.  When I was little, rhubarb grew wild in the backyard of our house in Norway, and many people considered it a weed. To me, it was exciting to see things just pop out of the ground...

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Norvegan Maiboller

Norvegan Maiboller

Today’s recipe takes inspiration from an idea created by talented Norwegian pastry chef and food blogger Elin Vatnar of krem.no.A few years ago she started a tradition of making spring-inspired cardamom buns filled with vanilla custard. She shapes them into cute...

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Fylte Horn (Stuffed Crescent Rolls)

Fylte Horn (Stuffed Crescent Rolls)

Today’s recipe definitely falls into the category of “popular contemporary Norweigan comfort food”. Fylte horn translates to ‘stuffed crescent rolls,’ and when in Norway, you’ll see these across bakeries all across the country.  They are fairly easy to bake at...

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Havrekjeks

Havrekjeks

Havrekjeks has a long history in Norway, dating all the way back to the 15th century. The story goes when the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen packed up his provisions for his expedition to the South Pole, havrekjeks were at the top of his list. Many...

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Norwegian Whole Grain Super Bread

Norwegian Whole Grain Super Bread

I became sort of obsessed with baking bread last year when I was researching, preparing and filming my popular online course Norwegian Bread Baking, and started experimenting with a bunch of different whole grain flours and seeds. Now as I’m preparing for the...

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Creamy Broccoli Dill Pickle Soup

Creamy Broccoli Dill Pickle Soup

This flavorful, hearty soup has a vibrant green color and consists of all the classic Scandinavian ingredients and flavors: cruciferous and root vegetables, leeks, dill and pickles. These ingredients come together along with a few other flavoring agents to create a...

read more
Homemade Christmas Aquavit

Homemade Christmas Aquavit

Today is my birthday so I started my day with a shot of aquavit. Ok, I’m only partly kidding, as I needed to taste the homemade aquavit I’ve been brewing for the past week, to see if it was fit to be bottled. And I’m happy that today it was just perfect! I’ve been a...

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Lussekatter to celebrate St. Lucia Day

Lussekatter to celebrate St. Lucia Day

On December 13th you will smell the sweet scent of lussekatter, otherwise known as saffron buns, around the thousands of homes in Norway and Sweden, to signify the day of Saint Lucia, the protector of the blind. Lussekatter signify that Christmas is just around...

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October Means Pumpkins!

October Means Pumpkins!

After living in the United States for three decades, I have finally learned to appreciate the pumpkin. I love carving them out for Halloween and to see everybody's decoration with these glorious vegetables around my neighborhood and around the state of New York, but...

read more
Pickled Rhubarb

Pickled Rhubarb

Rhubarb season happens to be right now, a sure sign that spring is in full effect.  When I was little, rhubarb grew wild in the backyard of our house in Norway, and many people considered it a weed. To me, it was exciting to see things just pop out of the ground...

read more
Norvegan Maiboller

Norvegan Maiboller

Today’s recipe takes inspiration from an idea created by talented Norwegian pastry chef and food blogger Elin Vatnar of krem.no.A few years ago she started a tradition of making spring-inspired cardamom buns filled with vanilla custard. She shapes them into cute...

read more
Fylte Horn (Stuffed Crescent Rolls)

Fylte Horn (Stuffed Crescent Rolls)

Today’s recipe definitely falls into the category of “popular contemporary Norweigan comfort food”. Fylte horn translates to ‘stuffed crescent rolls,’ and when in Norway, you’ll see these across bakeries all across the country.  They are fairly easy to bake at...

read more
Havrekjeks

Havrekjeks

Havrekjeks has a long history in Norway, dating all the way back to the 15th century. The story goes when the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen packed up his provisions for his expedition to the South Pole, havrekjeks were at the top of his list. Many...

read more
Norwegian Whole Grain Super Bread

Norwegian Whole Grain Super Bread

I became sort of obsessed with baking bread last year when I was researching, preparing and filming my popular online course Norwegian Bread Baking, and started experimenting with a bunch of different whole grain flours and seeds. Now as I’m preparing for the...

read more
Creamy Broccoli Dill Pickle Soup

Creamy Broccoli Dill Pickle Soup

This flavorful, hearty soup has a vibrant green color and consists of all the classic Scandinavian ingredients and flavors: cruciferous and root vegetables, leeks, dill and pickles. These ingredients come together along with a few other flavoring agents to create a...

read more
Homemade Christmas Aquavit

Homemade Christmas Aquavit

Today is my birthday so I started my day with a shot of aquavit. Ok, I’m only partly kidding, as I needed to taste the homemade aquavit I’ve been brewing for the past week, to see if it was fit to be bottled. And I’m happy that today it was just perfect! I’ve been a...

read more
Lussekatter to celebrate St. Lucia Day

Lussekatter to celebrate St. Lucia Day

On December 13th you will smell the sweet scent of lussekatter, otherwise known as saffron buns, around the thousands of homes in Norway and Sweden, to signify the day of Saint Lucia, the protector of the blind. Lussekatter signify that Christmas is just around...

read more
October Means Pumpkins!

October Means Pumpkins!

After living in the United States for three decades, I have finally learned to appreciate the pumpkin. I love carving them out for Halloween and to see everybody's decoration with these glorious vegetables around my neighborhood and around the state of New York, but...

read more

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