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  • Smoked Mackerel Salad, Two Ways

    On hot summer days when you just don't want to turn on the oven, salads can be an appealing dinner option. Today I have two versions of a smoked mackerel salad that offer plenty of flavor and protein with little…

  • Scandinavian Recipes for Summer

    If your pandemic cooking routine needs a little inspiration this summer, then you're in the right place! In this post you'll find a mix of Nordic-inspired and traditional Scandinavian summe recipes for every course, from my lightened up version of…

  • 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…

  • A Scandinavian-Inspired Salad for Winter

    I don’t know about you, but I’m wrestling with the seasons–the transition from one to the next, specifically. To be honest, I love winter. This time around, in particular. As I traded my debit card for a double-shot almond milk…

  • Chanterelle, Fig, and Blue Cheese Salad

    Chanterelle, Fig, and Blue Cheese Salad

    It was some years ago when I realized I loved September. I don’t think I had actually thought about it until I was an adult, but Septembers have been peppered with sweetness throughout my entire life. Some people gravitate toward…

  • Two Red Cabbage Salads for Your Christmas Table

    The Christmas tree stands unadorned in my living room where it’s taken residence since the Sunday before last. The strings of lights and masses of translucent, opaque, and metallic red bulbs are ready to be strung and strewn throughout its…

  • 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,…

  • Chicken with Rhubarb

    Savoring the Seasons: Chicken with Baked Rhubarb

    Visiting Bergen back in the summer of 2008 I noticed something special about the Norwegians, the way they embraced the long hours of sunlight and milked the sunshine for every last drop. Out on ski boats in bikinis and swim…