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Celebrating May 17th With A Decadent Marzipan Cake

17th of May is Norway’s Constitution Day – it is easily the most important day of the year for many Norwegians, as we celebrate our freedom, and our ability to call our country our own. Norway was for many years under the rule of other nations (including...

May 1st: The Cuckoo’s Day

The first day of May is traditionally a holiday in Norway, where most people take off and take a break from work (although one could argue that this year this is no different than any other Friday, as the trend in Norway is going towards a 4 day work week, with a lot...

Dill; A Taste of Norway

What would Norwegian food be without dill? The mere smell of dill sends me right back to the kitchen and garden of my home in Sykkylven, in north western Norway. There is something so pure, vibrant and satisfying about this fresh herb, I suppose one has to be...

The Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

I’ve now more than passed the half way mark to completing my education at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and was just recently awarded the title Certified Holistic Health Coach. I am so inspired and motivated learning about all kinds of different dietary...

Kanelboller – part of a Norwegian diet

You’d be hard pressed to find a Norwegian who doesn’t absolutely LOVE cinnamon.  One could say 3 out of 4 pastry recipes in Norway includes this delightful spice (exaggerating here and there) , and kanelboller, or kanelsnurrer as some call them (in English...