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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,…

  • Almond Cake with Lingonberries

    Lingonberry-Studded Almond Cake (Gluten Free)

    If you had asked me in my youth to define Norwegian food, I would have listed off a number of almond-flavored desserts: towering kransekake wreath cakes served at weddings, layered birthday cakes draped in a sheet of marzipan, buttery fyrstekake…

  • Scandinavian Coconut Cookies

    Scandinavian Coconut Cookies with Sea Salt

    A wooden spoon and a simple recipe are all it takes to create a memory. “I want to help Mama bake cookies,” he says, coming inside and finding out I’m starting to bake. The butter is melting in the saucepan,…

  • Ice Cream Article

    My Original Summer Recipes in Pregnancy & Newborn

    If you would have told me back when I was a journalism student that I would eventually be a food writer and professional recipe developer, I’m not quite sure what I would have thought. Back then I was interviewing bands…

  • Two Mackerel

    Norwegian Mackerel with Roasted Rhubarb

    When I think of summer, my mind immediately goes to the meals we’re going to eat: strawberry tarts, chicken with homemade mayonnaise, melon and prosciutto washed down with chilled rosé. There are tomatoes to dress with little more than some…

  • Bergen Fish Soup and Crispbread

    Bergen Fish Soup (Bergensk fiskesuppe)

    Everyone has their own idea of a place, a snapshot memory encapsulating the scenes, smells, and moods they experienced there. One person’s Paris is different than another’s. A visit to Seattle might be dreary for one and vibrant for another. With…