• Swedish Mazarin Torte with Nectarines (Mazarintårta)

    A spider web hangs below the eaves, suspended from various points along a string of patio lights. I can see it glistening in the sun outside my window as I write, trembling in the gentle breeze. Autumn has long been one of…

  • Lingonberry Poached Pears

    Easy Lingonberry-Poached Pears

    I’d like to let you in on a little secret. We don’t actually eat that much dessert in my family. You’d probably think otherwise when looking at the recipe archives and scrolling through old posts. But although I bake a…

  • Fyrstekake, an All-Time Favorite Norwegian Dessert

    I have the feeling that when I look back at this summer in the coming years, this time will be defined by food and family. Between cooking for the family, developing recipes for an article I can’t wait to tell…

  • Rye and Blueberry Tart with Berries

    Nordic Blueberry Tart with a Rye Crust

    June 25, 3:45 p.m. – The velvety smell of melted butter mingling with oozing blueberries permeates my kitchen right now as a rye and berry tart bakes. The aroma lures me from the sofa where I am opening a new book…

  • Rhubarb Soup with Yogurt Ice Cream Horizontal

    The Essence of Spring in Rhubarb Soup

    When I cook with rhubarb I’m struck by the color–that ballerina-pink to magenta ombré effect married with salmon and the faintest hint of green. Then there’s the scent, the almost citrus, grassy notes smelling like the essence of a spring garden…