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(Photo: Meny.no) Beef tenderloin costs from 200 to 450 kroner per kilogram (about 14 – 30 dollars per pound) in Norwegian supermarkets, and the stores are struggling with thefts. The problem is so big that the highly prized commodity is… Read More ›
The eight large dogs that were found in the Gokstad burial mound may have looked like this Irish Wolfhound. (Photo: hunden.no) In Viking Age ship graves there have been found large amounts of animal bones: In the Gokstad burial mound… Read More ›
Originally posted on RecipeReminiscing:
A recipe from “Mat For Alle Årstider” (Food For All Seasons) published by Det Beste in 1977 Cranberries have an acid composition that makes it very durable and easy to store both raw and cooked. The…
(Photo: Jakob Granqvist/ Nordica Photography) Sirena from Texas and Eric from Germany met in Argentina, and married in Lofoten this autumn. Is there a more beautiful and romantic place on the planet? When American Sirena LaBurn from Texas met German… Read More ›
Raspberries taste delicious and are healthy, but are normally harvested in July. (Photo: Harald Eikrem Tusvik) On 9 November, Harald Eikrem Tusvik from Biri in Oppland picked raspberries for his Sunday dessert in the garden. He discovered the berries by… Read More ›
Christmas cookies have multiple advantages. (Photo: Clara from Austria / Wikimedia Commons) Not only do they taste good – they also have a special effect on your brain’s reward system. Therefore, this year you can eat as many Christmas cookies… Read More ›
This bronze key from Heggum farm in Røyken in the Oslofjord is dated to the Viking Age. (Photo: Eirik Irgens Johnsen, Oldsakssamlingen) It is found a large number of keys from the Viking Age (c. 800-1066 AD) both in female… Read More ›
Porsgrund Porcelain: The Bogstad Coffee set. (Photo: Lauritz.com) After a long struggle, the white gold of Porsgrunn is honored with a museum. Thousands of porcelain items, which is an important part of the city’s identity, will be on display On… Read More ›
Lomsdal-Visten National Park: “Excuse me – but where is the nearest toilet?” (Photo: visithelgeland.com) Picture this: You have been walking for three days without seeing a single person. Surrounded by fjords, vast forests, ravines and towering mountains you are… Read More ›
Kari Traa is an Olympic freestyle skier, but as her surname suggests her profession is completely different. (Photo: Jarvin / Wikimedia Commons) Norwegians Knut Buen (Bow) plays the fiddle, Jørgen Hesten (Horse) works with horses, Ingrid Skrede (Landslides) monitors landslides… Read More ›