A Delicious July

Here in Seattle we’re enjoying a summer that’s just about as beautiful as we could ask for. Bright sunny days, temperatures neither too high nor too low, it’s pretty much the quintessential summer to me. It’s been occurring to me lately, however, that the summer is going by really quickly–too quickly, almost. I began to wonder, have I been enjoying it enough? More picnics! Reading outside with a good book! Trips to the beach! It will be August later this week, so I need to hurry up and schedule in some of those things that I love most about summer. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the posts from the past month.

Rye and Blueberry Tart with BerriesThis delicious Finnish blueberry and rye tart kicked off the month.

Strawberry Picking DiptychSpeaking of berries, I shared photos from my recent strawberry-picking trip to Biringer Farm about an hour north of Seattle.

Copper Gate NeonReminiscing about an old Seattle Scandinavian hangout that closed its doors this summer, there was this post on the Copper Gate.

Our Amazing Norway Brunost Article with CoverI also shared news of my latest food article in Our Amazing Norway.

Danish Vanilla Cookies on ParchmentA number of you shared ideas and recipes when I wrote about my continued search for an old cookie recipe (thanks to all of you!).

Crispbread with Plums and Blue Cheese

We enjoyed the bounty of summer with a plum, blue cheese, walnut, and crispbread appetizer…

Radishes and Salad…and a Danish blue cheese salad.

blackberry and almond cake

Finally, we talked about gluten-free baking.

In the next few days I’ll be sharing with you a recipe for fyrstekake, one of my all-time favorite Norwegian desserts. This dessert–also known as Prince Cake or Royal Cake–happens to have been one of the first recipes I blogged about back in 2009, but this new recipe is even better! I can’t wait to share it with you.

I hope that you enjoy the summer weather this week, wherever you are. I’ll be back soon with another recipe!

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