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Bird Hunting in Norway Posted by on Nov 16, 2011

While I haven´t been to Norway for over a year now (crazy that it´s been that long, gotta get back for a visit), I was very much reminded this past weekend of a very fun experience I had in Norway last fall.  This weekend my boyfriend and I took my dog, a weimaraner (pointing…

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The Valdres Region of Norway Posted by on Nov 9, 2011

The other day I posted about Rakfisk Festival, which is a festival that takes place every year in celebration of fermented trout and char, as well as other local food production and handicrafts.  Fagernes, a small city in the region of Valdres, Norway is where the annual festival takes place.  Although I´ve driven through…

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Lapskaus Boulevard, a tale about Norwegians in Brooklyn, NY Posted by on Nov 7, 2011

Lapskaus Boulevard used to be the nickname for 8th Ave. in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY.  What does Lapskaus mean and why was 8th Ave. referred to as this? Lapskaus is a northern European stew and the Norwegian version is usually made with beef and gravy.  The name became associated with 8th Ave. because many Norwegians…

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Learning Norwegian Numbers Posted by on Nov 1, 2011

I have found several excellent videos to help you learn your numbers in Norwegian:) You can find one of them that will help you learn Norwegian Numbers.  Don’t be distracted by the woman’s sensual voice or the fact that she mentions her favorite number is 69.  Apparently she was not aware that the number 69…

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Norwegians´wealth and worth revealed Posted by on Oct 25, 2011

Below is Norway´s formueliste (wealth list) which shows the individual´s navn (name), inntekt (income), skatt (tax), and forume (wealth).   Navn Inntekt Skatt Formue Sum 717 583 205 771 252 030 50 758 078 130 Johan H. Andresen 20 661 960 138 886 765 12 001 206 593 Kjell Inge Røkke 0 87 291 739…

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Lutefisk Season is upon us Posted by on Oct 23, 2011

Whether you like it or not, it is Lutefisk season for Norwegians and Norwegian Americas alike!  I must be honest, I have never ordered lutefisk at a restaurant and I have never chosen to eat it.  The St. Olaf (my alma mater) cafeteria serves it every year in early December during the St. Olaf…

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Norwegian Suppe-Norwegian soup the answer to fall Posted by on Oct 19, 2011

I returned back home to Minnesota a couple of nights ago from Georgia and Tennessee to discover that høst (fall) is in full swing.  Temps were in the 70s and 80s about 10 days ago and the highs the last few days was in the 40s-a classic MN massive drop in temperature.  I´ve been trying…

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