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Icelandic Bun Day (Bolludagur) Spoiler alert ! If you’re on a diet, you might put on a pound or two reading this post. Imagine being awakened to the sound of your kids yelling “bolla, bolla, bolla” (“buns, buns, buns”) … Continue reading
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Happy, Happy Neighbors It’s spring in Sweden. Cherry trees are in full bloom and all’s right with the world. So, the afternoon project was making kleinur. This recipe is Icelandic and kleinur are probably the second most popular snack after … Continue reading
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Remembering and Sharing Traditions This post is written in honor of Oli’s grandparents, Arndís Jónsdóttir and Sigurður Steindórsson and their daughters Ása and Sigurlaug. My grandparents owned a farm called Hjalli (Hillside) about 25 minutes east of Reykjavik in a region called Ölfus. In addition … Continue reading
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An Icelandic Pancake Tradition Much to an Icelander’s delight it’s rhubarb time! It grows like wildfire in Iceland. Incorporated into cakes, pastries, custard pies and even rhubarb wine* it’s almost an Icelandic staple. And of course there’s the zingy sweet/sour rhubarb jam that is near … Continue reading
Rhubarb Jam Here is a simple recipe for rhubarb jam. You can find long, crisp red stalks of rhubarb in the fresh produce section of the grocery store. Toss the leaves, as they contain toxic oxalic acid. 6 ounces rhubarb, … Continue reading