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  • Sviskegrøt

    Old-School Norwegian Prune Porridge (Sviskegrøt)

    I can’t help but feel like a detective or a historian when I go digging into traditional Scandinavian recipes, trying to find clues to help me understand my heritage and family history better. The way my story goes, my grandma–the…

  • Kaffefromasj

    News from the Norwegian American Weekly (plus Kaffefromasj)

    We’ll get to the dessert in a moment. But first I can’t wait to announce that I’m the new food editor for the Norwegian American Weekly! Starting this week, I’ll be shaping the paper’s Taste of Norway section, sharing everything from traditional…

  • Ashley's Apple Cake

    Ashley Rodriguez’s Apple Cake from “Date Night In”

    Let’s get one thing out of the way. I’m sharing today’s recipe purely out of my enthusiasm for a new cookbook, one that I tested recipes for a while back: Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship. Maybe…

  • Whipped Porridge

    Nordic Whipped Porridge & The Writing Life

    We find our own way, sometimes. I started my career on the serious journalism track, my days played out to the soundtrack of police scanners and competing top-of-the-hour headlines. “You have to love news,” the golden-haired anchor told me over…

  • Cucumber Salad and Tomatoes

    Creamy Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Spice

    There is a rolling continuum of the ingredients I cook with throughout the year, mounds of rhubarb in late spring toppling into the berries of summer, mingling on occasion in recipes like Nordic rhubarb and strawberry jam. In this way,…

  • Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam with Bread

    Nordic Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam

    Mornings are slow, quiet times in our house most days. I sip my coffee in slow minuscule amounts at first, drinking a little more quickly as it cools. Still, I rarely find myself finishing an entire cup before it’s gone…

  • Potato and Egg Salad

    A Salad for a Scandinavian Picnic

    Today the birds sang brightly, their whistling chirps piercing through the still spring air. The afternoon sun cast a diffused light through the clouds and the temperature called for sweaters over tank tops and t-shirts. Yet the day still held…