Category: holiday

Thoughts to Let Simmer

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…

This is Halloween!

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…

Happy Independence Day!

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…

Happy St. John’s Day!

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…