Well, it was the 17th of May, Constitution Day, for Norway. I call it the Norwegian Forth of July. As far as I can tell there are parties, barbecues, parades and heavy drinking. Yep, sounds like American Independence day. I also heard people in Norway.... smile and talk to each other on Constitution Day. *GASP* … Continue reading Constitution Day
I wish you could smell this. The garlic, the sweet tomatoes, the meatballs, the sauted onion in olive oil. . . . .it's the smell of my childhood in the air. Everything my grandparents had was copper. I remember the giant spaghetti pot being copper and filled with water for pasta. Another giant pot with … Continue reading Thoughts to Let Simmer
In Norway, Halloween is only starting to become a holiday. Mostly big cities seem to celebrate it. Some areas dress up and trick or treat. There are parties and that gives a reason to "get plastered" as my brother in law put it. When Norwegians drink they really drink. Entire tables are filled with alcoholic … Continue reading This is Halloween!
Well, it just might be the last 4th of July I'll be celebrating in the States for a long time. I have fond memories of this holiday. Barbecue, burgers, lemon squares and lemonade with fireworks shooting off into the air. The smell of the burning from the fireworks filling my nostrils as I would sit on … Continue reading Happy Independence Day!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Y_GknY_oM Hooray! One of my favorite holidays! I even got married around this time on purpose. I am most familiar with Midsommar in Sweden because we hold a Midsummer Festival in the US (Geneva, IL), celebrating everything Scandinavian- mostly Swedish. To read more about what the Norwegian version, Jonsok, is like click here. Alesund, where … Continue reading Happy St. John’s Day!