Category Archives: Culture

My idea of how to eat well

My idea of how to eat well……Is to decide that food creation can be exciting. As a professional designer, I transfer my passion for experiencing what I see and touch to the technical and creative assembly of something beautiful, functional and tasty in the kitchen. For everyday cooking, I shop in local grocery stores and […]

Some people buy lots of shoes

Life is a bit tricky and messy right now. In this uncertain time you’ll find me where? …In the kitchen, of course. How about you? Some people buy lots of shoes. I buy fresh fruit and vegetables…… Experiencing and working with what nature provides is my passion. Striving and thriving on massive amounts of three-dimensional […]

Embrace Your Inner Amma

Embrace Your Inner Amma….. With all the challenges we are facing it helps to remember times when you felt accepted, appreciated, and wrapped love. Why I do what I do is anchored in awareness of my Amma’s pure love and pioneer spirit. I wonder what inspired an awareness of love for you? Here’s my awakening […]

Something beautiful awaits!

“Something beautiful awaits.” – Hávamál Assurance that ‘something beautiful awaits’ is good news. (Odin calls it true. Right?) Sorry I’ve been out of touch for so long. I think I’ve just been waiting…. Is it here yet? Yes, maybe and no. Depends on how you look at it. Never in my life has ‘that something’ […]

Gleðilegt sumar! Happy summer!

Gleðilegt sumar! Happy summer! You’ve survived the long hard winter once again and now it’s summer according to the Icelandic calendar. Warm days are tickets to happiness on our mothership móðir jórð (mother earth). As she moves us through this viral time reminiscent of 1876 and 1918 we are humbled and ever hopeful that we […]

The Viking Immigrants Icelandic North Americans

Just think about the dynamic proliferation of our people and culture over the last 150 years! (Not just the Icelanders!) In 1944 Halldór (Dori) Guðjón Jónsson Eastman’s family celebrated his 70th Birthday in Riverton, Manitoba and they could barely fit everyone in the picture. Dori was a toddler when he arrived in Canada. In the […]

Vinarterta. It is us.

Vinarterta. It is us., I thought. And with that thought I knew what I had the opportunity to create, and was ready to make it happen. Others said my best ideas were behind me. You’ve heard them too. My story started with the recognition of the true message of our beloved Christmas cake. Vinarterta. It […]

Becoming Vinarterta

Becoming Vinarterta, the pure love and pioneer spirit of the North American Icelandic heart took time.
 
 “It takes a long time to fully become who you are.” says Björk. Vinarterta is still in the process of becoming. We are honoured to be a part of the becoming of Vinarterta in our generation. Much love […]

Dear one elskan min

Dear one, elskan min,  Be yourself when others want you to be something else. In that place of knowing all you truly are live fearlessly, creatively and undefeated. Be yourself when others want you to own their fear, complacency, excuses and mediocrity. From that place of personal faith, originality, and action express your greater humanity. […]