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  • 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,…

  • Syttende Mai with Grandparents 1980s

    Going deeper with those we love (and how food helps)

    Each of us has an ache, I suspect–a longing for deeper connection. If you’ve been following Outside Oslo for a while, you may know part of the story of how I began writing about Scandinavian food over ten years ago. It was…

  • I Wrote You a Book! “Modern Scandinavian Baking”

    Posts may contain affiliate links; read more by clicking here. Food has an incredible way to connect us to others, a means by which we show love. I’ve written for years here on Outside Oslo, about my grandmothers, those wonderful women who shared their hearts through the traditional…

  • Potato and Kale Soup

    Relaxed Hospitality: My New Book Club (with Recipe)

    Posts may contain affiliate links; read more by clicking here. I started this new year with a new book club, and I couldn’t be happier about the fact that I get to invite a group of women into my home each month and talk about books and…

  • 10 Years of Outside Oslo

    A bit of a milestone passed by unobserved here a few months ago: the 10-year anniversary of Outside Oslo. I still remember clicking "publish" on that first post on September 1, 2009, and how the blog became a powerful tool…