The adventures of Kurt, Sarah, Ethan, Reid & Leah

Share a Coke with ____________.

Not sure if this campaign has hit the States yet, but Coke is getting personal over here. They are promoting 'sharing a Coke' by placing names, other than their own, large and up front on the labels. Can't say I've ever given much thought to picking … [Read more...]

Reindeer meatballs

Ever since he got back from his special cabin trip, Reid has asked to have Joika for dinner. Finally tonight his wish was granted. Pronounced "yoy-ka" this is quite simply, reindeer meatballs in a brown gravy that comes from a can. Well according to … [Read more...]

Salty licorice

I bought a pack of this gum weeks ago so the family could try it. Well, Kurt and I were not going to try it because neither of us like licorice. Ethan then informed us he couldn't stand it either. Reid was going to be the adventurous one not knowing … [Read more...]

Kitchen Fight

By: Ethan The past few weeks we haven't had our usual home ec. because, we have been saving them up for this past monday when we had an event sort of like the Iron Chef or Ready, Steady Cook television shows. The class was divided into groups and … [Read more...]

Smiley Moods

Our friend Ann gave these to the kids to try out. Don't know where she got them and we haven't seen them since. Kind of like M+M's except the taste is a bit different. The characters printed on the candies are great.   It is also a … [Read more...]

Egg Salad

We awoke this morning to Ethan cooking hard-boiled eggs for his siblings plus enough to make himself some egg salad at lunch. Fruits of his cooking class every Monday. He loves it. We are thinking he should take on at least one dinner a week from now … [Read more...]

Human Sushi

Apparently Norwegians are not eating as much fish, or fisk, as they used to. Enter the Norwegian Seafood Council with a memorable ad campaign using interpretive dance. We share with you, Human Sushi ... … [Read more...]

Juleaften (Christmas Eve)

Here in Norway Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve. The whole city seems to shut down by 5pm and each household commences with a large meal followed by presents and family time. We were graciously invited to share Juleaften with the family of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving all week long

Thanksgiving day here was just another day. And if it weren't for the internet, we wouldn't have felt that it was any different. But seeing so many posts and tweets about turkey and pie and thankfulness, and headlines about holiday travel, made it a … [Read more...]

Norwegian food culture

For Thanksgiving day in which things are the same daily routine here (minus the birthday of a very special  7-year-old  :-) while back at home there is turkey, stuffing, and other warm Thanksgiving comfort foods being shared, we thought we we would … [Read more...]