September 7, 2017

Strawberry and rosemary make a fabulous match.  Take advantage of this combo if you're planning to have company crashing at your home this summer because they are delicious together.  I added a little frosting on top when I made these myself just because if I was going...

August 29, 2017

There is no big surprise that our wedding was themed Norwegian!  In honor of our eight year wedding anniversary today I thought I'd share pictures from that big day!  

We did a number of things to add a Norwegian element to our wedding unfortunately not all were ca...

August 24, 2017

Picture this, four dudes in their senior year at Gustavus Adolphus College, passionate about their Swedish roots, but bummed they can't find gear to show it. Meet Stephan Quie, Aden Letcher, Anders Gilyard, and Tyler Bishop. These guys decided to take matters into thei...

August 23, 2017

Photo Credit: Jeff Wheeler for the Star Tribune

Move over Queen Elizabeth II and Daenerys Targaryen Queen of Dragons, a new queen is taking over.  Meet Stine Aasland of Nordic Waffles aka The Waffle Queen!  I first heard of Stine when I picked up her book We L...

August 10, 2017

You may be wondering what the heck my blog title is all about this week.  Is a 17 Hour Man a good thing or a bad thing?  In this case, it is a good thing.  The man I am talking about is this special little guy pictured here and he took me 17 hours to carve....

August 3, 2017

WOW Nordic Fest sure didn't disappoint this year! It was jam packed with so many fun events that I wasn't able to capture them all. The event spans three days every July and despite the common heat wave, you'll want to spend the entire day outside taking in as many fes...

July 28, 2017

I was lucky enough to volunteer at the 7-Lag Stenve event this past weekend.  I met so many wonderful people that are all just as passionate about their Norwegian heritage as I am. Below is a review of the weekend events and photos, however the event was so robust that...

July 20, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Susi at the Vesterheim Easter Marketplace where I was introduced to her book Unni's Gift: A Journey of the Heart. I purchased the book shortly thereafter and read it a few weekends later.   The story is sweet and tells the journey...

July 13, 2017

I got lucky one day when a family friend called to see if I was interested in purchasing two Danish chairs that her sister had owned for many years. Her sister was moving into assisted living and didn't have room for them anymore.  I said yes without even looking at th...

July 6, 2017

Picture this, a beautiful day, dancing, delicious food, Nordic craft work, and conversation all around with folk music and a stunning waterfall in the background.  Bringing cultures together in this unique celebration is the spirit of the Scandinavian Summer Fest. The...

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