Spicy memories

Gingerbread biscuits are probably the most popular Christmas cookies in Norway. They are called “pepperkaker”, i.e. pepper biscuits, although many recipes do not include pepper but rather other spices such as ginger, cinnamon and cloves. From very young age, kids help baking “pepperkaker”. They make figures out of the dough using gingerbread shapes and decorate…

Jelly fish!

Among one of the most odd things you can experience in Norway is “lutefisk”, a traditional dish during the Christmas season, in November and December. Lutefisk is made of dried white fish, usually cod in Norway. The dry fish is first soaked in cold water for five to six days, with the water changed daily….

Going bananas

When I was a kid, we had no TV at home. Nobody had. My grand-parents bought one at the time of the first moon landing. First they got a TV. Then a man walked on the moon. He was the first man on the moon. I started dreaming to travel to the moon. All other…