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

More than just ketchup

Curry Mango, that seems clear. American Hamburger, probably Thousand Island-ish. But Exotic? … [Read more...]


Norwegians are serious about their canned meat, in particular their "liverpostei" or what we know as liverwurst. While adults eat cans promoting "oven baked" leverpostei, it is also heavily marketed to children with both boys and girls pictured on … [Read more...]

Apple pizza

Friday night has been pizza and movie night in this house for some time now. And while the Norwegians certainly do have their own love affair with pizza, much of it originating from the freezer aisle, the chef in this house has worked hard these past … [Read more...]

mmmm mmmm mmm…

We first saw this commercial during the Olympics, a prime example of wringing every ounce of value from a "one hit wonder". Sarah and I chuckle a bit every time we see it... … [Read more...]


Last weekend we went to our first Loppemarked that happened to be held down the street at the boys school. We had been told that we should scout these loppemarked (which translates to flea market), which are usually put on through the schools, for … [Read more...]


While in Bergen we got ice cream from a stand selling Diplom-Is. Little did we know it is one of the larger ice cream distributors; part of a dairy co-op known as Tine which seems to have the monopoly on dairy here in Norway. The kids committed the … [Read more...]


Norway is expensive and things we usually take for granted in the States are often twice or three times as expensive. But there is one thing that our family agrees is MUCH better here than in the States and is absolutely free – Norwegian drinking … [Read more...]

Our budding Norwegian chef

Ethan came home quite excited about school today as it was the first real cooking day in his Home Ec class. He worked with 2 other teammates to make Frokost (breakfast) from their cookbook and wound up with extra to bring home for us to try. It was a … [Read more...]


We have seen people buying these around town so Friday on my way home from work I stopped by a bakery to get bread and on a whim bought a six pack of these, not knowing at all what they were except something my sweet tooth was going to enjoy. Wow. … [Read more...]

What to eat when in Norway

Not only are we trying to get accustomed to new foods here in Norway but the price of everything relative to the dollar makes for an added challenge. We are lucky in that there is a relatively in-expensive and relatively large grocery store directly … [Read more...]