Published Articles

In addition to blogging at Outside Oslo, I am a nationally-published freelance writer and recipe developer. My recipes and articles on topics ranging from Nordic cuisine to parenting have appeared in a number of print and online publications in North America and Norway, including The Oregonian, Norwegian American Weekly (for which I’m a contributing editor), Costco Connection, Pregnancy & Newborn, ParentMap, and Our Amazing Norway. If you’re interested in hiring me for a writing project, contact me at outsideoslo (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Help Yourself: Take Care of You, Take Care of Baby!
Pregnancy & Newborn (page 84)

Beyond the Bun: A Camper’s Guide to Outdoor Cuisine
Costco Connection

Freaking and Fretting: How to Deal with Anxiety in Young Kids
ParentMap

Delicate Serinakaker: Serinakake is a beautiful addition to your syv slags this Christmas
Norwegian American Weekly

A Kitchen Tradition: Syv Slags, or Seven Sorts of Christmas Cookies
Nordic Design Christmas Magazine (pages 73-76)

Nordic in the Northwest
The Oregonian

Taxing Toddler Tricks: Tantrums, Thumbs and More
ParentMap

Ignore this! Parenting Advice You Shouldn’t Take
ParentMap (and a variation for PEPS)

What does the Nordic diet look like? This photo series showcases the foods that Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans enjoy most of all
Norwegian American Weekly

Quintessentially Norwegian Cheese Brunost
Our Amazing Norway

Chill out: Beat the heat with homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt and the best smoothies on the block
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine (page 40)

Feast for a fest: 17. mai treats: A gourmet twist on the traditional 17. mai fare from Outside Oslo
Norwegian American Weekly

Preemies: Loving and Nurturing the Tiniest Tots
ParentMap’s BabyMap special edition

The bounty of spring: Norwegian touches like smoked salmon and dilled vinaigrette create a satisfying meal in this salad from Outside Oslo
Norwegian American Weekly

Creating the Family Cookbook: How to Preserve Your Family’s History–One Recipe at a Time
Costco Connection

A New Take on an Old Classic: Geitost teams up with golden beets and watercress in this original spring salad from Outside Oslo
Norwegian American Weekly

Swings, Snails and Sun: 10 Simple Delights of Backyard Fun
ParentMap’s SummerMap special edition

Nordic Ingredient Spotlight: Lingonberry
Our Amazing Norway

A salad with a taste of history: With roots going back to the Viking age – and beyond – cruciferous vegetables make a perfect foundation for Nordic salads, like this kale salad with lemon from Outside Oslo’s Daytona Strong
Norwegian American Weekly

Learning from the best
News of Norway (A personal story published with other reader reflections on holiday traditions. Page 11. Monitor their website for when they upload the current edition online.)

Christmas vignette on The Scandinavian Hour radio show’s Christmas special
The Scandinavian Hour, KKNW 1150 (Seattle)

A Christmas dessert rich with heritage: Norwegian heritage, Christmas culinary traditions and family create the perfect holiday atmosphere
Norwegian American Weekly

A new tradition: The Norwegian syv slags kaker custom brings back old memories and inspires new traditions.
Norwegian American Weekly

Amidst New Scandinavian Food Trends, Traditional Norwegian Fare Still Warms the Heart
The Oslo Eye

Comfort me with cardamom: Outside Oslo’s Daytona Strong on the soothing effects of cardamom, a staple spice in the world of Norwegian baking
Norwegian American Weekly

Double-duty dishes: Autumn soups to satisfy the whole family
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine (page 36)

Craving conspiracy: Ten ways to work with your cravings—instead of against them—to give your baby the best start
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine (page 36)

From one generation to another: Outside Oslo’s Daytona Strong reflects on sharing tradition in the kitchen
Norwegian American Weekly

Refreshing taste of summer: Outside Oslo’s Daytona Strong celebrates the season with a fresh blueberry soup scented with cardamom
Norwegian American Weekly

Taking the pulse of holiday shopping in Ballard
MyBallard.com

Syttende Mai: A local parade as old as our state
MyBallard.com

Phinney Ridge bucks condo trend
Ballard News-Tribune

Southern gospel in the Northwest: spanning decades and generations
Christian Examiner (page 11)

A “Cherries” story from a reader (A guest post on Suzan Colón’s blog)
suzancolon.net

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