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Choose your own Christmas goat & gnome

Benevolent spirits Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. In late November, my family unpacks the Christmas chest and sets out those objects that define the season for us. Setting aside all the ornaments, lights, and garlands,...

We wish you a trippy Christmas

Could ritual use of psychedelic mushrooms be the source of the Santa Claus legend? Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles The way we think of Santa Claus, with his bag of toys, the reindeer pulling...

karamellpudding

It’s not jul without karamellpudding

This caramel custard is good enough to turn even the Grinch into a Christmas lover Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Growing up, I didn’t always love Christmas. Shopping for a family of Norwegians...

Get ready for Christmas with Advent

Barneblad Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall In Norway and around much of the world, Advent is a time of joy and anticipation. It is the beginning of the Christmas season, and there...

Celebrate Jul with a new cookbook

ScandiKitchen’s latest is filled with inviting holiday recipes both modern and traditional Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor Christmas might just be my favorite time of the year to make all manner of Scandinavian...

Cathinka Guldberg

Cathinka Guldberg (1840-1919)

Norwegian & American Women of Distinction Karen Jones Daughters of Norway The development of nursing education in Norway is credited to nurse Cathinka Augusta Guldberg of Oslo. The eldest daughter of a parish priest...

Norwegian culture meets Mickey

Visit Walt Disney World’s Norway Pavilion Liliane Opsomer Birmingham, Ala. Showcasing Norway’s culture for 30 years, the Norway Pavilion continues to attract crowds. Located between Mexico and China inside Epcot’s World Showcase, it is...

2018 Gift Guide

Our Gift Guide has ideas for everyone on your list, including… The Norski who has everything A) Nisse Christmas Card by Nordic Inspirations. This handmade card is crafted in the UK. Each card measures...

Old and new, favorite Nordic cookbooks

Cookbooks make great gifts for Christmas, but which one to choose? Here are six can’t-miss picks from Taste of Norway editor and cookbook enthusiast Daytona Strong Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor As much...

Putting the “art” in Arctic

Galleri Svalbard houses world-class art and artists Elizabeth Bourne Seattle The high arctic isn’t where you’d expect to find a world-class collection of printed works and paintings. And yet, here in Longyearbyen, an exceptional...