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Marengs are just meringues.  When they are toasted in Norway they are called ‘pikekyss’ (girl kisses).  These little cuties are not actually part of the Norwegian ‘Seven Sorts’ Christmas cookies.  But that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t have them at Christmas!

Electric Nature

In Alta, Moose and I were trekking the mountain next to the farm when I heard a familiar sound.  ‘I think I hear crickets!’  I was a little excited because it was a sound I hadn’t heard since leaving Australia.  I started looking for where the sound was coming from.  Scanning over the rocky, cold, […]

A Norwegian Christmas

christmas-candle.jpgNorway enters the Christmas season early.

Rural Alta, Modern Life

Alta is a country town of farmers and fishermen.  Up until recently Alta has had three small town centres to service the small communities of each side of Komsa mountain.  Now a new shopping mall with 80 stores has arrived (in a town of only 17,000) and some wonder if it will survive in Alta’s […]

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