Themes and variations on Fika favorites – Du Nord’s Frieda Liqueur and Glögg Cake

Glögg Cake and Quick Biscotti Recipe A cup of coffee and a slice of almond cake. For generations of Scandinavians and their North American brethren, this has been a recipe for enjoying a little break and the company of family, friends, or co-workers. The time spent is usually short and the conversation ordinary, but the… More Themes and variations on Fika favorites – Du Nord’s Frieda Liqueur and Glögg Cake

Scandinavian Midsummer

Midsummer, an observation of the longest day of the year, is celebrated in each of the Scandinavian countries. Originally a pagan holiday, Midsummer is celebrated on the day of John the Baptist and is now held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice. In Sweden the celebration takes place around a maypole that is… More Scandinavian Midsummer

Embracing Friluftsliv

When the temperatures fall and the light fades, staying in and bundling up feels natural. In the parts of the world that are blanketed with snow for most of the year, residents know how to utilize time outside in the cold winter months.   Outdoor living is such a large part of the Nordic culture,… More Embracing Friluftsliv