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?
“If I knew you were coming, I would have baked a cake!” It’s a warm, welcoming phrase and with Anne Gillespie Lewis’s Fast and Fancy Cake, you can still give surprise guests a slice of cake and a cardamom-laced latte. There’s no shame in using a cake mix (if you are a purist, you can… More Fast and Fancy Cake with Cardamom-kissed Latte
“Congratulations to Ingebretsen’s on 100 years of incredible education, outreach, and dedication to your community. Skål from your friends at The Norwegian Restaurant in Rockford, Illinois!” And as an anniversary present, The Norwegian has shared their recipe for Scandinavian marinated beet salad with blue cheese. (A printable .pdf version of the recipe is at the end of… More Marinated Beet Salad – An anniversary gift to Ingebretsen’s from The Norwegian Restaurant