Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Julbord Tastings of Norway and Sweden!

Velkommen /vehl-kawm-ehn/
Welcome!

For years, Christmas time for me meant Lutefisk (lute-fisk) and Lefse (leff-suh); Krumkake (kroo-m-kai-kuh) and Grot (Groot). Both of my Norwegian and Danish grandmothers would make these traditional Norwegian dishes during the holidays. 



As a young girl, I loved the lefse and pastries, but you wouldn't catch me anywhere near the lutefisk. Lutefisk is a whitefish from the Nordic countries that is traditionally prepared by having the fish dried then soaked in cold water and lye for days until the fish is edible for cooking. More info on lutefisk here.

As the lutefisk is cooking, the smell alone is strong enough to make a Viking grab his Norse helmet and run. Of course, a true Viking or Norski would never do that. 

You might say the smell of its bark is worse than its bite! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December's Picture The Possibilities

Basking in the Sun by Darcy Sime Photography - https://www.flickr.com/photos/djsime
Harmony Quote - http://www.asquareofchocolate.com/

Are you feeling the tug between blending in or standing out? This, at times, can feel less harmonious than you’d like.

If you classify yourself as an introvert, you may be accused of being antisocial or have feelings that you don't quite fit in. You may feel comfortable blending in, but struggle to stand out when it matters; such as, in professional circumstances or when trying to make an impression within social circles. 

Extroverts appear to have preference in our society and it seems because of their boldness and aggressive nature they get better opportunities. 



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