Tag Archives: Vinarterta

Afi. He was a Fisherman

Afi. He was a Fisherman on Lake Winnipeg. When I think of Afi, I think of catfish, cribbage, children, and Christmas. Afi was all about focusing on priorities. When he faced a pandemic, I suspect that he did what he had always done. He would listen, make decisions, and take action to care for his […]

Healing 2020

Healing 2020: I’m thinking about the importance of a healing mindset. Because 2020. Magnificence. No Matter What. “The mind knows alone what is nearest the heart and sees where the soul is turned.” – Havamal I know my soul is turned to you. I have a desire to help make Holiday and Christmas Celebrations even […]

Because 2020. Magnificence. No Matter What.

Because 2020. Magnificence. No Matter What. I’ve been noticing that great sunsets are happening now. And shorter days mean this year is almost done. The sun is setting on 2020. And, because 2020, more magnificence is absolutely mandatory. Since I’ve decided we’re making cake for Holidays and Christmas. (Já! Yes!) I’ve also decided to put […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Let’s celebrate all the amazing women out there who are doing so many things effectively, with generosity and caring everyday in this uncommon time! What do Margréts and Vínarterta have in common? I had a remarkable experience leading an amazing group of women who came together to support a friend by making […]

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 […]

Vinarterta Tribe Tactic

Here’s a Vinarterta Tribe Tactic. A little light-heartedness for you today. Tertavaccine, n.: – a cake designed to detect fears of viruses and inactivate them. When an evolving pandemic is upfront in the news perhaps overcoming fear is one of the greatest moves a person can make. Fear is caused by not knowing. Fear stops […]

Squirrel! Order Vinarterta Cake Delivery

(Made ya look!) Order Vinarterta Cake Delivery! There are no squirrels in Iceland. So the joke of startling someone, usually a pet, into action (by saying ‘Squirrel’) when a Squirrel appears may not work there. It definitely works at our house. There’s still lots of snow on the ground and there are lots of squirrels […]