Lussebullar

Lussebullar

Did you know today is St. Lucia’s Day? Every December 13th in Sweden, the arrival of St. Lucia is celebrated with a feast. I learned about St. Lucia’s last winter, in 2018, when visiting the American Swedish Institute at the Turnblad Mansion in Minneapolis. We attended a live youth choir performance and thoroughly enjoyed the [...]

Apple Red Currant Galette

Apple Red Currant Galette

Who doesn't love Thanksgiving? I love how families gather around the table for food and games, how everyone pitches in in the kitchen or by bringing a dish, and of course, when it comes to the menu, what's not to love? Gleaming roast turkey, many side dishes, and too many pies and desserts to choose [...]

My Visit to the Apple Orchard

My Visit to the Apple Orchard

Autumn: Just like some people wait all year round for summer to arrive, I wait for the autumn season. Autumn is my most favorite time of the year. Yes, even more than summer! Between Labor Day and mid-to-late October, the landscape is transformed by the cooling weather which starts whittling down things to their very [...]

Fresh Fruit Harvest Cake

Fresh Fruit Harvest Cake

The end of summer is upon us, and it is with a tinge of sadness that I see the season give way to fall. I say with a tinge of sadness because, quite frankly, I’m the kind of person who needs four very distinct seasons each year, so by the time mid-August rolls by, I [...]