Between the eighth and 11th centuries, the Vikings left modern day Norway, Denmark and Sweden on bloody voyages of conquest to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Southern Europe and even North America. Many have long believed that the fearsome Norsemen left their women and children at home in Scandinavia when they took off to settle new lands, but a new study tells a different tale. By tracing the genetic stamp
In Norway, cardamom is one of the main flavors of the holiday season. When my friends at Nordic Ware gave me these amazing cookie stamps, I knew I needed to make my grandmother’s cardamom shortbread and try them out. I’m sure you’ll agree, the results are stunning!
Norwegian stamp featuring detail from the stavkirke in Urnes, Norway (built ca. 1050 AD). It is generally agreed to be the oldest remaining stave church and was declared a "World Cultural Heritage" site in 1979 by the United Nations: "The church brings together traces of Celtic art, Viking traditions and Romanesque spatial structures."