• Whipped Porridge

    Nordic Whipped Porridge & The Writing Life

    We find our own way, sometimes. I started my career on the serious journalism track, my days played out to the soundtrack of police scanners and competing top-of-the-hour headlines. “You have to love news,” the golden-haired anchor told me over…

  • Scandinavian Pickled Beets

    Starting Again, with Pickled Beets

    Time goes quickly here, sometimes too quickly. I know it’s something we all experience, the subject of small talk and of catching up with old acquaintances at big events, but it’s true. The time really does fly. As I sit here…

  • Gravlax Cure

    Easy Holiday Appetizer: Gravlax

    Oh friends, how does one even start after having been silent for so long? Life is full in the real world, even if it seems quiet in the virtual one. I’ll get to the gravlax you see here in the…

  • Nordic in the Northwest Oregonian Article

    Reflecting on a Milestone

    Wow. I’d like to thank you all for your encouragement and celebration when I announced that my Nordic food article was featured as the centerpiece food story last week in The Oregonian. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many likes…

  • 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…