My favorite everyday rye bread

My favorite everyday rye bread

To me the taste of rye is “unryevaled”. With every bite of this whole grain rye bread, I am transported back to my native Scandinavia. Perhaps it’s the childhood memories of my school lunch box, or the thought of a traditional lunch table served at every holiday –...
Fastelavnsboller: A bun for Nordic Carnival

Fastelavnsboller: A bun for Nordic Carnival

Are you looking for a last-minute fastelavnsbolle-recipe? These buns are the perfect choice. They are a favorite for both kids and adults alike and embody a rich and complex explosion of tastes that will make you come back to this recipe again and again.

This year: Pot and replant your Christmas tree

This year: Pot and replant your Christmas tree

Last week, we talked about the upward trend of a no-live-tree policy implemented by many condo associations. The potted Christmas tree presents a sneaky loophole to residents who may otherwise be forced to forgo a real Christmas tree. Here’s the IN on how to get a hold of your potted tree and bring it home.

Norwegian tunes at Union Station, DC

Norwegian tunes at Union Station, DC

Every year in the beginning of December, the Norwegians turn up the holiday spirit in Washington DC. In what has become a cherished tradition in the nations capital, the grand Christmas tree was lit up on December 1, 2015 to tunes from Norwegian country singer Ida Jenshus.

Condo Christmas: Introducing the potted christmas tree

Condo Christmas: Introducing the potted christmas tree

If you live in a condo in Chicago, in a co-op in New York, or anywhere in the city of Philadelphia, you may be counting yourself as part of a growing segment of the American population, who is forced to forgo a live tree for Christmas. That’s a tall order for us tree-loving Scandinavians. Luckily, we’ve found a way around this piece of legislation.

Warm pickled red cabbage

Warm pickled red cabbage

From November till February there’s not a fridge in any of the Scandinavian countries that doesn’t have a jar of pickled red cabbage. This dish is key to the Scandinavian Christmas table whether as a side for meat and potatoes, or as a topping on open-faced sandwiches. Use our recipe to get your own pickled red cabbage in house during the winter months.