Hunting Fishing & Foraging · Travels: Norway

The North Sea’s Bounty: Fishing up a Storm

We went fishing today! Hilde’s father set the nets yesterday, and after a breakfast of tea, cottage cheese and strawberries, and bread and brown cheese (brunost),  we set out to pull them in. I’m the wimpiest Alaskan alive, and Hilde saw me well outfitted. I was wearing stretch pants, wool long underwear, a tank top,… Continue reading The North Sea’s Bounty: Fishing up a Storm

Fish · Soup and Stew · Travels: Norway

Uncle Ola’s Fisk Stew: Onkel Olas Fiskegryte

We ate this tasty stew today. It might be simple, but it is very worthy of a try. Hilde’s mom started the stew, and her father put the finishing touches to it. I learned later, while washing the cars outside, that it’s Uncle Ola’s recipe. Note to self: washing cars in 2˚C, while wearing a… Continue reading Uncle Ola’s Fisk Stew: Onkel Olas Fiskegryte

Hunting Fishing & Foraging · Restaurant Review · Travels: Norway

Møkstrafjorden Seaweed and Bekkjarvik Gjestiveri

On our evening walk, we came to a little cove in the fjord around the island called Møkstrafjorden. It was absolutely gorgeous, and so I rushed down to the water where I saw a wide array of beautiful seaweed. I was squealing like a little kid. I counted over five varieties. Hilde had no idea… Continue reading Møkstrafjorden Seaweed and Bekkjarvik Gjestiveri

Allergy Friendly · Cakes & Quick Breads

Norwegian Spelt Apple Cake and Sweetened Sour Cream: Eplekake med Speltmel og Søtet Rømme

I found this little recipe to make for my wheat intolerant friend Hilde. I made it for her a year ago, and then again this year. The two photos illustrate what a huge difference bakeware and ovens can make. The oven used on the cake below is really unstable. I brought my oven thermometer along.… Continue reading Norwegian Spelt Apple Cake and Sweetened Sour Cream: Eplekake med Speltmel og Søtet Rømme

Travels

On the Road: Devoting more time to travel and blogging

As I kiss the Manly Man goodbye once again, gather my bags, and make my way to security, I can’t help but think that this time is different. “You’re cute! Don’t get me in trouble!” Flirts the older black TSA officer as he checks my passport. An auspicious beginning to my next chapter. I’m off… Continue reading On the Road: Devoting more time to travel and blogging