The long road to my Norwegian family

By Jessie Shiflett It was noon as the car pulled into a gravel drive in Sveio, Norway. The GPS had led us to a house atop a small hill overlooking a sheep farm in the Norwegian countryside. Not one of us in the rental car knew what the people we sought look like, nor did … Continue reading The long road to my Norwegian family

Fish soup: my experience with Norwegian cuisine

By Jessie Shiflett I was getting ready to leave my Norwegian cousins’ house after a day of exploring the country of my ancestors when they stopped me and said I couldn’t leave without first having dinner. I graciously accepted their offer and made my way to the dining-room where I saw an empty bowl on … Continue reading Fish soup: my experience with Norwegian cuisine