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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...

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Norwegian Fastelavnsboller with a Swedish Twist

Norwegian Fastelavnsboller with a Swedish Twist

This post is re-purposed from a previous entry I made back in 2014. I’ve updated the recipe to be 100% plant-based and 100% equally delicious. Fastelavn is celebrated the Sunday before Ash Wednesday and evolved from the Roman Catholic tradition of celebrating the days...

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Gløgg: Scandinavia’s mulled red wine

Gløgg: Scandinavia’s mulled red wine

No Christmas is complete without a hot, spicy cup of gløgg (mulled wine) which warms up your body all the way through to the root of your hair! Sitting down with a glass of gløgg is wonderfully relaxing and tasty in between the stressful pre-holiday chores like...

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Norwegian Pepperkaker to kick off Christmas

Norwegian Pepperkaker to kick off Christmas

The first Christmas cookies I typically eat, are pepperkaker.  These crispy, flavorful gingerbread cookies are seen everywhere across Norway from early December on to the end of the year, and a clear favorite among many kids and grown ups alike.  Nothing creates the...

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Fyrstekake; a Norwegian classic cake improved

Fyrstekake; a Norwegian classic cake improved

I have to admit, fyrstekake was never my favorite Norwegian cake.  The versions I grew up experiencing were always very dense, sometimes dry and most often too rich to even enjoy more than one bite.  Perhaps this is why I've been hesitant to make it regularly.    I am...

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Horn: Norwegian crescent rolls

Horn: Norwegian crescent rolls

Norwegians love to bake, and while all countries have their own versions of pretty much any dish in existence, I don't think there's anything quite like Norwegian "horn".  The closest would probably be crescent rolls but I will refer to them as "horns" for the rest of...

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