Recipes

Scandinavian recipes —  A taste of tradition and a taste of home.

A bowl of pea soup garnished with a sprig of mint

Three pea soups in a pod

On a classic, early-80s California road trip, a carload of friends and I were breezing north on the 101. The ...
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Lee’s lemon pie with krumkake wafers

Every cook likes to have a signature dish. It's even better when it's a signature dish that family and friends ...
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Ham Balls from Grandma Iola

There is no time like the present to preserve the past. Annie Malsam is doing just that as she collects ...
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Simple smoked salmon tart and cucumber salad

A supremely simple smoked salmon tart with cucumber salad

When you invite friends over for dinner, there are usually one or two people who ask sincerely, “What can I ...
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Appealing chocolate cake with minimal work

Fast and Fancy Cake with Cardamom-kissed Latte

“If I knew you were coming, I would have baked a cake!” It’s a warm, welcoming phrase and with Anne ...
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Marinated Beet Salad – An anniversary gift to Ingebretsen’s from The Norwegian Restaurant

“Congratulations to Ingebretsen’s on 100 years of incredible education, outreach, and dedication to your community.  Skål from your friends at The Norwegian ...
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January Sunshine: Orange Saffron Muffins

Oranges and saffron. Their flavors and color warm winter’s crisp aesthetic. Saffron gives a warm glow to Swedish baked goods ...
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Sandwich Boards and a dash of Danish Viking Smoked Sea Salt

Sandwich boards are a mainstay in Nordic casual entertaining. In the last few years, they have become vogue, and under ...
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Applesauce with Elderflower Syrup and Cardamom

The apple, a plump and tasty member of the rose family, began its journey west as a small, unprepossessing, and ...
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Hazelnut Jam Bars

These bars are a special Nordic treat. Nordic, because hazelnuts have been a favorite food in Scandinavia for centuries; hazelnut ...
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