A Summery Lemon-Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

A Summery Lemon-Vanilla Cake with Strawberries

I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that Norwegians hold a record as one of the most enthusiastic cake bakers in the world.   We also love to eat cake more often than not. I find our cake culture very special, particularly in Sunnmøre, where I’m from.  This is...
Celebrating Midsummer with Norwegian Rømmegrøt

Celebrating Midsummer with Norwegian Rømmegrøt

Jonsok, or Sankthansaften, is a midsummer marker traditionally celebrated on June 24th and historically a Catholic holiday.  Jonsok / Sankthans is named after the baptist Johannes, whose Danish saint name is St. Hans.  Religious history describes how Johannes baptized...
Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

One of my favorite memories from my childhood in Norway is when my mom would make a simple, creamy cauliflower soup for dinner. She would also buy a baguette (white bread – a luxury in my home) and we would slather it with butter and eat the soup with my...
A Classic Norwegian Potato Salad

A Classic Norwegian Potato Salad

Now that Easter is officially over, we’re at full speed ahead preparing for May 17th, Norway’s Constitution Day and easily one of the most celebrated days of the year for Norwegians. This made me think of potato salad, the most classic of dishes served no only...
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls for St. Patrick’s Day

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I started thinking about all the green food I truly enjoy and my mind came to kålruletter, or stuffed cabbage leaves which is a classic Norwegian dish.   Typically they are stuffed with ground pork, but since pigs are my friends,...
Polarbrød; Scandinavia’s pita bread

Polarbrød; Scandinavia’s pita bread

In January most people are swearing off bread and other carb laden foods, but that doesn’t have to include healthy, whole grain breads such as polarbrød. These fluffy, pillowy creations have been popular for quite a few years as an alternative to the...