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  • Scandinavian Rhubarb Soup

    Scandinavian Rhubarb Soup with Vanilla Ice Cream

    If you're lucky to have some late-season rhubarb in your garden or a stash from the spring harvest in the freezer, you've come to the right place. Today I'm sharing my recipe for a chilled Scandinavian rhubarb soup served with…

  • 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…

  • Sparkling Aquavit Cocktail with Strawberry and Orange

    The tinny music box melody heralded the promise of summer’s sweetness on the hottest days of my childhood. When the ice cream truck rolled through the neighborhood, my parents would buy me my favorite ice pop, the one swirled with…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Marzipan-Stuffed Danish Strawberry Tart with Chocolate

    Before the slow descent into autumn, I’m cramming my kitchen with as many of summer’s sweetest berries as reasonable. Most of the time, I don’t get around to doing anything with them–they generally don’t last long as soon as my…

  • Roasted Oysters with Rhubarb Mignonette

    I sometimes wonder if I was born with a taste for the sea. The first time I stepped foot in Norway, I experienced a deep sense of belonging and longing. It was as if I had finally arrived at a…

  • Cardamom Almond Custard with Blueberries

    Cardamom-Almond Custard with Blueberries

    They were just photos of landscapes. Muscular earth covered in green. A pair of cantilever bridges rising and falling, meandering through a snowy fishing village. Placid fjords reflecting their surroundings as they swallowed the light into their depths. Yet the…

  • Jarlsberg Onion Tart

    Norwegian Cheese, Onion, and Mushroom Tart

    The doorbell rings a little before 7 p.m. on a Tuesday evening each month. By now I know exactly who it is, which friend is always punctual and comes bearing a couple of bottles of wine with the food she’s brought…