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Spring returning

The annual celebration of Fastelavn means longer days are just around the corner Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Walking into Fastelavn 2017, organized by the Scandinavian East Coast Museum, the delightful room reminded all of...

’Tis the season for Fastelavnsboller

Cardamom, whipped cream, and almond make these buns a decadent Shrovetide treat Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor “It smells good in here,” some family members said when they trickled into the house the...

Barneblad: Cupcakes… or muffins?

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway It is so confusing in Norway because in Norwegian, cupcakes are muffins and muffins are muffins—at least for older people. Younger people call cupcakes, well, cupcakes. You know the...

Guns in Norway

Restrictive rules, traditional uses for firearms M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway As in the U.S., many residents of Norway own guns. But the statistics and culture of gun ownership differ between the two countries....

Words about words: Cable tie & carburetor

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway At the outset, the definitions of the two Norwegian words buntebånd (literally “bundle tie”) and forgasser (literally “gasifier”) suggest that they have little in common, other than being the...

How to spend a perfect weekend in Åland

These Swedish-speaking Finnish islands are just a ferry ride from Helsinki or Stockholm Silvia Lawrence Rauland, Norway What’s that—you say you’ve never heard of Åland? The truth is, while people in Scandinavia might be...