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  • Create your best Scandi-style life, no matter where you call home: The Heart & Huset is here

    The Heart & Huset

    Does this describe you? Do you yearn to know more about the traditions of your heritage and how to incorporate them into your home? Do you want to bake and cook more traditional Scandinavian foods for each season and holiday? Are you stuck trying to figure out practical, accessible, and fun ways to share your heritage with your family and friends? Do you wish you had the skills and resources to tell your family’s history (and your own story!)? Would you like to go beyond the surface-level trends of hygge, fika, and other Scandi ideals and learn to really incorporate them into your life? Then you’ll…

  • Scandinavian Fish Cakes with Remoulade

    Scandinavian Fish Cakes with Remoulade

    Now that spring is here, it’s time to lighten up our cooking, and these Scandinavian Fish Cakes with Remoulade are a perfect recipe for this time of the year. I first shared the recipe in my my cookbook The Pescatarian Cookbook…

  • Scandinavian Rhubarb Soup

    Scandinavian Recipes for Spring

    If you’d like to add a good dose of Scandinavian lightness to your spring recipes, food is a great way to begin. After all, food has a way of connecting people, and togetherness is a big part of that Scandinavian…

  • Red Cabbage Slaw with Apples, Beets, and Dill

    Red Cabbage Slaw with Apples, Beets, and Dill

    As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, I’m thinking about all the buttery cookies, aromatic spiced breads, and Norwegian celebration meals I want to make. But the truth behind my work as a food writer and author is that…

  • Norwegian Julekake

    Norwegian Julekake (Christmas Bread)

    I took my kids to the local Scandinavian bakery the other day for an after-school treat. As we peeked in–making sure we weren’t exceeding the number of customers allowed into the shop at a time due to the pandemic–I thought…

  • Lauren's Kringle

    Lauren’s Family Kringle (guest post)

    Growing up in North Dakota, Lauren enjoyed many Scandinavian goodies. One of her family favorites was kringle--a buttery, crispy, and delicious pastry. She was generous enough to share the recipe here!

  • Norwegian Rice Porridge (Risgrøt) For a Koselig Kitchen

    In the midst of the pandemic, as the weather shifts away from the warm days that allowed for comfortable outdoor gatherings, I suspect we’re all going to need some extra coziness. Autumn takes its time settling in where I live,…

  • Broiled Mussels with Dill Butter

    Mussels always take me back to that summer day in Norway, when my husband and I ate lunch on the waterfront in Oslo, on a patio where the chairs were draped with blankets to shield diners from the marine breeze.…

  • Scandinavian Cinnamon Rolls and Other Scandinavian Recipes for Fall

    Cozy Scandinavian Recipes for Fall

    If you’d like to add a good dose of hygge to autumn, food is a great way to begin. After all, food has a way of connecting people, and togetherness is a big part of that Scandinavian way of life.…