Winter in Iceland: Light sun with a bit of frost and a lot of rain

Here is a saga about my recent winter trip to Iceland with Krummi Travel and a fabulous group of 22 people. “Foggy condensation filled the windshield on the inside of the bus while on the outside cold sheets of rain hammered the glass. Undaunted and wiper-less in Reykjavík on a dark, stormy and wildly windy […]

Vinarterta. Our Prized Christmas Cake

Vinarterta. Our Prized Christmas Cake. People of Icelandic heritage in North America all know it, and identify with it so strongly you would think it was a living person. Families guard their own variations in number of layers and flavouring so intently that emotions rise when ever the recipe is discussed. Every version is wrong […]

Bring Joy! (And Vinarterta!)

Bring Joy! (And Vinarterta)! Holidays and Christmas Celebrations are here! Sharing a laugh with your 90 year old Amma could be a a highlight for you? Or playing with children and grandchildren? Sharing a beautiful dinner, coffee time, cocktails and family traditions with a new love, long loved partners, multitudinous relatives and dear friends could […]

Vinar Terra, Vinarkaka, Vinarterta or Vínarterta?

Vinar Terra, Vínarkaka, or Vínarterta While in Iceland a couple of summers ago I made a rustic Vínarkaka in Valur Gunnarsson’s Reykjavik kitchen with ingredients from the Bónus grocery store. The eggs were incredibly yellow, the butter was the most buttery ever, the flour was fluffier, the sugar more granular, the cream was heavenly, the […]

Icelandic Spooky Folklore: The Deacon of Dark River

Icelandic Spooky Folklore: The Deacon of Dark River Djákninn á Myrká (The Deacon of Dark River) is a favourite spooky Christmas Icelandic folk tale. “A deacon who lived on a farm called Myrká (Dark River) had a girlfriend named Guðrún. She lived on farm called Bægisá located on the other side of a big river […]

Vinarterta. Live and Let Live.

Vinarterta. You used to say Live and Let Live. (You know you did. You know you did. You know you did.) Was life easier when you were young and your heart was an open book? And now in this ever-changing world do you yearn for time to stand still, or slow down for just a […]

Vinarterta Icelandic Cake Delivered To Your Door!

Many cakes! We’re making them for you! Vinarterta Icelandic Cake Delivered To Your Door! The unique and different part of our bakery business is that we specialize in the online purchase of Vinarterta The Delicious Striped Icelandic Cake delivered to your door where ever you are! Our premium handmade cakes are shipped in our custom […]