Entries for the ‘Food & Recipes’ Category


America has Spam.  Norway has Bog. (Aren’t we glad we don’t get ‘bogged’?)

First Midnight Sun Boller!

With the first Midnight Sun of the year, how do you think Norwegians celebrate? With a bolle, of course! You guessed it – the First Midnight Sun Boller! I presume that this is a new tradition (invented by commercialism) as this is the first time I have seen this bolle.  It is a round dounut […]

May Celebrations in Tromsø 2010

I’m always amazed at how many people show up to 17 May celebrations.  With all of us squished into our little Storgata it is a wonder how any parade gets through. The Russ never fail to please with their bright red cars and wacky sense of humour.  It rather resembles a pride parade than a […]

Rocks and Mud, Potato-Potahto

One of the things you need to do when living in another country is to learn new names for things.  Quite often I find items in Norway with a different name in English.  I don’t know why they don’t just use the original English word, but I often find that the new English name just […]

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