Easter Food Traditions in Norway

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The days are getting longer, the sun shining brighter and the flowers have started sprouting, all evidence that spring has arrived in Stavanger. With Easter and all the skiing you can muscle just around the corner, it’s easy to forget about some of the Easter food traditions in ...

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Spring is slowly but surely coming to Stavanger which means the days are officially getting longer (yippie!), but also means Easter holidays are on the way. Easter in Norway is a cheerful time, a break after the long, cold and dark winter, but also a time for reunification with family members. Easter in Norway also…

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Slow Cooker Lamb Chops

Lamb. Norwegian Lamb. Norwegian Lamb in the slow cooker. Is it Easter yet? Not quite but darn it if this lamb dish isn’t the bees knees! It is so simple, easy and delicious you might want to make it tomorrow for “practice” before Easter arrives. No joke – I could eat this every week I…

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Kvikk Lunsj Cupcakes

Easter in Norway means skiing, mandarins (or oranges) and of course, eating loads of Kvikk Lunsj candy bars. Kvikk Lunsj if you remember are the Norwegian version of Kit Kat candy bars and are eaten en masse around Easter time. Kvikk Lunsj was created in 1937 and has been in production every year since, excluding…

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[Video] 80+ Tips For Living and Working Abroad

Last week marked the 10-year anniversary of the day I left Arizona to move to Europe. Can you believe it’s been 10 years since I left the U.S.? No, well I can’t either. Wow – how the time has passed and life has flown by. Ten years ago, Norway wasn’t on my radar at all….

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Suldalsskinka Wrapped Asparagus

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Paleo Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Shredded Crockpot Chicken

Shredded chicken is pretty expensive pre-cooked in the grocery store and I never seem to keep the breasts set aside long enough when I make roast chicken to use them in another recipe. So when I need shredded chicken for a recipe, I tend to make mine at home in the slow cooker. Shredded chicken…

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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Komle

Komle goes by many regional names: klubber, raspeboller, or simply boller. They are slightly salty dumplings, served warm, and made with potatoes—Norway’s national vegetable. You will want to use large starchy potatoes instead of the small waxy varieties for this recipe. I first tried komle during my early months in Norway and have been enjoying…

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