Weekend in Minnesota

My grandparents are visiting from Sweden this month, and last weekend we decided to take a short road trip up to Minnesota. We started at the American Swedish Institute, a museum that has a Swedish style restaurant called Fika. I prepared myself to not have many options because at Fika they focus on ‘traditional’ Swedish…

Celebrating Midsommar

Nebraska summers can be unbearable, and at the same time they can be wonderful. When I celebrated the summer solstice the temperature was perfect, the food was delicious and the company marvelous. Traditional Midsommar is a big deal in Sweden, which is where I learned how to celebrate this holiday. Last summer in Sweden I…

How to Host a Vegan

It’s summertime, which means it’s family vacation season; road trips, theme park outings, and family gatherings. With the rise of veganism in the United States, (1.6 million people in the United States currently identify as vegan) more and more folks find themselves wandering the grocery store isles aimlessly trying to figure out what the heck to…