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Iceland’s Pride, Sword and Sheild is a man named Jón

It’s Jón Sigurðsson Birthday on June 17, Iceland National Day. And it’s the 75th Anniversary of Þjóðhátiðardagurinn will be celebrated by Icelanders everywhere. Jón Sigurðsson was the pioneer of the independence movement in the nineteenth century and the Republic of Iceland was established in 1944, on his birthday. It is a perfect time to express […]

Vinarterta is Seven!

Vinarterta is Seven! Did you know that our Vinarterta venture was launched on June 6, 2012? To expand in love and pioneer spirit through sharing the cultural and culinary experience of Vinarterta The Delicious Striped Icelandic Cake™ To keep the cake really good. (And perhaps to retire as the Vinarterta plum fairy.) I had objectives, […]

Summardagurinn fyrsti! Happy First Day of Summer!

It’s Summardagurinn fyrsti! Happy First Day of Summer! In the old Norse Calendar there is Summer and Winter. That’s it! Marking the rotation of the sun and moon as shared by only two seasons makes sense. Did you know that human time on earth used to be counted in winters rather than years? In Canada […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vinarshock: An unexpected realization

Vinarshock, n,; – The unexpected or astonishing realization that almost every family of Icelandic descent in North America, and all their friends, know and love Vínarterta. It still happens. Vinarterta is that good. It is a coveted, protected, personal and family tradition. It is brilliant at connecting with the heart and feeling exclusive yours. It […]

Tíu Droppar

In North America, you go to the home of someone of Icelandic descent, and she asks you if you want a cup of coffee. ‘Tíu droppar’, you say. Just ten drops. (And of course that means you really want much more than ten drops, especially when it’s made with a bag.) It’s coffee time! Kaffitími! […]

Survival Skills

What are your winter survival skills for 2018? For some like Fred, between skates on a frozen lake, riding a fat bike, following animal tracks and listening to the birds in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, it is a piece of Vínarterta and a virtual chat with colleagues from the heart of the snowy […]

The Dream Begins….

Here’s a lovely thought!: The dream begins in the same place that the dream comes true. What is your Christmas Wish? Where does your dream begin? When you drill down to your heart’s desire, does it include an experience of love and connection? When I think of you, I see you as part of something […]