There is no time like the present to preserve the past. Annie Malsam is doing just that as she collects family recipes, starting with holiday favorites. The very first recipe she gathered was hamballs: a large-family, comfort-food staple, potluck-mainstay you know and love if you’re lucky enough to be from Iowa. Or like Annie, have… More Ham Balls from Grandma Iola
Norway is known as having one of the strangest holiday traditions – Påskekrim – reading about gruesome murders over the Easter holiday. So we’re taking a minute to dive into how this tradition started. Perhaps it is time for you to climb on the Oslo-to-Bergen train, first stop Påskekrim: It All Started with Fake News… More It’s Almost Time For Påskekrim (Easter Crime)
St. Urho’s Day is one of those legends that has a blurry origin story. If you live in Minnesota you might have heard rumblings about a man who drove the grasshoppers out of Finland. He protected the precious grape crop with his loud booming voice. The myth, originated in Minnesota in the 1950s, created a… More What is St. Urho’s Day?