Tagged: Barbara K. Rostad

June 7: why Norwegians honor it

Part 2 of the Ola Ljødal story, with connecting material by Barbara Rostad Ola Ljødal Moelv, Norway Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho The first significant June 7 in Norwegian history was over...

We are not forgotten: a WWII memoir

Excerpts from Ola Ljødal’s unpublished memoirs with connecting passages by Barbara Rostad Ola Ljødal Moelv, Norway Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Imagine you’re 13 years old and trudging toward the police station...

The five Ws of Waffle Day

Enjoy some heart-shaped waffles this March 25—or any day Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Waffles: the ultimate comfort food. That’s how author and waffle entrepreneur Stine Åsland describes this ubiquitous heart-shaped edible...

The Norwegian tree that grew like Topsy

Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho It started with a branch of Douglas Fir rescued from a heap of discarded trimmings at a Christmas tree lot. I stuck it in a can filled...

A stitching revival

The old Scandinavian art of huck weaving is enjoying a resurgence in popularity Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Huck weaving, a practice dating at least back to the 1600s, is a type...

Norwegian steam

Norwegian-born Captain Peter Sorenson was the “Father of Coeur d’Alene Boating” Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho The “Father of Coeur d’Alene Boating” was Norwegian-born Captain Peter Sorenson, who built the first steamboat...

The King Connection

The original Game Show of Thrones, by Barbara K. Rostad Game Show Host: Welcome to The King Connection, your favorite game show. Today we’re looking at Norway. You know how it works. Unlike What’s...