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  • 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, also known as World's Best Cake

    Kvæfjordkake: Norwegian “World’s Best Cake” Recipe

    (Disclosure: Posts on this site may include Affiliate Links; click here to learn more.) If you’ve ever had a bite of Kvæfjordkake, then you likely understand why many people know it as cake is also known as verdens beste kake…

  • 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…