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Julebrød;  a "must bake" Norwegian Christmas Bread

Julebrød; a "must bake" Norwegian Christmas Bread

I wanted to rush to the computer straight after I baked my veganized version of "julebrød"  yesterday (also called "Julekake" meaning Christmas cake) because I simply couldn't wait to tell you all how fluffy, juicy and flavorful this  bread turned out!!  This is, if I...

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An Edible Holiday Wreath To Celebrate Advent

An Edible Holiday Wreath To Celebrate Advent

The four weeks leading up to Christmas have always been my favorite, more so than the actual day of Christmas. The anticipation of the celebration to come with all its preparing; the baking, cooking, cleaning, decorating and holiday parties, is a very special time in...

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Norwegian "Pannekaker" Re-invented

Norwegian "Pannekaker" Re-invented

It has been nearly two years ago since I posted about Norwegian pancakes on this blog, where I included a traditional recipe which included eggs and milk, you can read that post here. A lot has happened since, the most important thing has been my decision to adopt a...

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A Strawberry Shortcake To Welcome Summer

Most people who have experienced biting into a big, red, juicy strawberry while in Norway agree that Norwegian strawberries are in a league of its own.  Wild strawberries have been known in Europe since the Roman era, but they were not commercially grown until the...

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Mamma’s Cauliflower Soup With a Twist

Mamma’s Cauliflower Soup With a Twist

Although cauliflower is a winter hardy vegetable and is in season for most of the year here, it is summer time I associate with cauliflower soup growing up in Norway.   While cauliflower tastes good all over the world,  international cookbooks talk about the vegetable...

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Heart Food; In More Ways Than One

For Valentine's Day I thought it  appropriate to post about one of Norway's more popular and well known  foods: our beloved heart shaped waffles. Soft and sweet, these are not eaten for breakfast, but rather as an afternoon treat or served with coffee at night (0r any...

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Brytebrød; for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Brytebrød; for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Norwegians love to bake, and it's a craft they have mastered to perfection.  From cakes to cookies, breads and everything in between, there is something so special about baked goods from my home country.  Most creations fit in the "rustic" category, and this brytebrød...

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