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  • Steamed Mussels with Leeks & Root Vegetables (a Memory of a Summer Day in Oslo)

    Mussels

    Mussels always take me back to that sparkling summer in Oslo, the first time I visited the city of my father’s birth. Now these little shellfish, blåskjell as they’re called in Norway, prompt memories of that special time. Before that trip, I had associated mussels with Normandy due to signs advertising moules-frites outside the cafes in the beachside town where I studied during college. These days I take what would typically be considered a French preparation with leeks, parsley, and creamy wine-spiked broth and give it a Norwegian touch with a medley of root vegetables and scattering of dill. The…

  • Queen’s Berries Martini

    I grew up sipping gold from crystal glasses. Martinelli’s apple cider was the champagne of holiday feasts at my paternal grandparents’ house, and even as a child I interpreted that cider as I should have: a symbol of true Norwegian…

  • Kvæfjordkake, the “World’s Best Cake”

    If you’ve ever had a bite of Kvæfjordkake, then you likely understand why this cake is also known as verdens beste kake or world’s best cake. With layers of buttery cake, delicate meringue, silky vanilla cream, and chopped almonds, it…

  • A Summer Salad with Strawberries and Rye

    Some years ago, after years of studying old Scandinavian and New Nordic cooking, it hit me: A reason why Nordic cooking makes so much sense to me was not just because of my heritage and family culture, but also my…

  • Grandma Adeline’s Lefse

    Grandma Adeline was a professional lefse baker back in the day. Here is her recipe, with detailed instructions as I learned the steps from her.

  • Midsummer Picnic Potato Salad

    Midsummer might just be one of my favorite times of the Scandinavian year—specifically because of the food. Think smoked or cured salmon and pickled herring, potato salad, berries, aquavit, and beer. Celebrations might involve picnics and bonfires, and in Sweden,…

  • Coming Soon: The Pescatarian Cookbook for Beginners

    Post includes affiliate links; read more by clicking here. If you’re anything like me, you’ve let some healthy nutrition and lifestyle decisions slip during this pandemic. (Hello, I’m the author of a Scandinavian BAKING book!!). I suspect you’re also eager to prioritize healthy habits again. I have…