Have you ever seen the Finnish word, “sisu,” [SEE-soo] and wondered what it meant? Sisu is at the root of the culture of Finland. It’s also a concept that can be hard to define. Writer Katja Pantzar moved to Finland, before writing her book The Finnish Way. She immersed herself into Finnish culture and found… More The Power of Sisu
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