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diogenes99
04-12-06, 21:08
Here are some shops that feature Finn-related gifts. Just thought I'd pass these on and ask anyone if they know of others...


http://sfhs.eget.net/bookstore.html
http://www.finnishamericanreporter.com/links.html
http://www.touchoffinland.com/
http://www.memoriesoffinland.com/
http://www.finnishgifts.com/
http://www.cafepress.com/swedefinn
http://www.bonitasnordicimports.com/
http://web.archive.org/web/20050308125751/http://www.polar-blue.fi/cybershop/
http://www.finn-tastic.com/
http://www.finnishdesigns.com/
http://www.finnware.com/
http://www.ilmi-johanna.com/
http://shop.kittilajournal.net/
http://www.kantele.com/

Edle Nyborg
04-12-06, 21:55
Jeg liker godt disse linkene. Tror nok jeg kommer til og kjøpe noe fra Finland

Karen Douglas
05-12-06, 23:25
Hi Michael,

Thanks so much for sharing the links to the various gifts shops that carry Finn-related gifts. I like to share my heritage with friends and family, especially during the Christmas season, so I always buy Scandinavian.

In fact, for the past few years that I’ve served on a hospital board, I’ve shared the story of St. Lucia; given gifts of straw ornaments and juniper butter spreaders; and told of the beautiful hearts that seem to surface everywhere in Finland and Sweden at Christmas.

This year, I will be sharing a special gift with each board member: A Scandinavian Fortune Cookie – the ones that contain an Ole and Lena joke!

I thought it was apropos for a hospital setting. As someone once said, “Laughter is the best medicine!”

Karen

June Pelo
06-12-06, 01:42
I'm attaching a picture taken in the Palm Furniture store in Ludington, MI in the 1940s. Anders Palm was my father's uncle and I can remember playing in their stores when I was a child. Mr. Palm and his family held annual St. Lucia Day festivities in their stores. Pictured are St. Lucia and her attendants and the woman pouring coffee at the right is my father's sister. Sorry, the article is so large I couldn't get all the print to appear.

June

diogenes99
06-12-06, 02:45
Originally posted by Karen Douglas

This year, I will be sharing a special gift with each board member: A Scandinavian Fortune Cookie – the ones that contain an Ole and Lena joke!

I thought it was apropos for a hospital setting. As someone once said, “Laughter is the best medicine!”

Karen [/B]

I had not heard of these before, and here they are:

http://www.scanspecialties.com/products.php?cat=8

Edle Nyborg
06-12-06, 14:12
One of the recipes in here are Skillingsbolle. When I was a little girl in Bergen we juse to getthem everey sunday. It still remember me of my childhood. You must try them. Edle

Karen Douglas
06-12-06, 17:52
Hi, Edle! I have never heard of these, but I would be interested in trying one. Could you describe them? I love Norwegian pastries and breads!

Karen
Sisuday*comcast.net

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diogenes99
06-12-06, 18:17
We had Skillingsbolle in Bergen this summer.

http://static.last.fm/avatar/ef859ba9593126a691954fe3e48ef9e4.gif

Edle Nyborg
07-12-06, 15:07
Ihave one here.
Skillingsboller.
75 gr. smør-Good butter
3 dl milk
3/4 dl sugar
25 gram yeast-
1 liter of flouver
1ts kardamom
melt butter, kanel .sugar.
Melt butter have in milk. let it be fingerwarm-37 gr. Take the yeast in it Take the flouver, kardamom and sugar . Put it together and let it be big. Double sice. Make an 20 cm rektangel . Put on melted butter , cinnamon and sugar in1-3 Rold it together and cut it 2cm. put on a plate Should be double. Have sugar on.and cinnamon Put it in the midle of the owen and fry them-
200 gr. in 10-12 minutes.
I am not so good in english, but I hope you can understand it
Edle

June Pelo
07-12-06, 19:57
Here's where you can find a recipe for these cinnamon buns, plus lots of other goodies:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway/recipe.html

June

Edle Nyborg
07-12-06, 23:35
here was much good recepts. I wish some recepts of food from Finland. I have not any tradition in food. So I am happy if anyone write some. Edle

June Pelo
08-12-06, 01:29
Edle,

Here are some websites:
http://www.rice.k12.nf.ca/europe/finland/finland_recipes.htm

http://www.canadianfriendsoffinland.ca/recipe.htm

http://www.elca.org/countrypackets/finland/recipe.html

http://www.plu.edu/~scancntr/nordic-culture/recipes.html

June

June Pelo
08-12-06, 01:38
Edle,

Finlander Forum also has recipes - you can find them on the home page:

http://finlander.eget.net/

June

diogenes99
08-12-06, 01:39
Welcome to the Finnish Recipes, foods, cooking and baking section of Finnguide. From this section we invite you to browse and view information for Finnish foods and Finnish recipes, with a focus on providing you with cooking and preparation instructions for Finnish foods, ranging from the Everyday Dishes to the Festive Meals and Desserts, cooked and served at the Finnish dinner table on the various Finnish Holidays, Celebrations and festive Occasions.
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Recipes are categorized according to food category and type, making it easy for you to quickly locate information about the required ingredients, cooking methods and serving suggestions for a particular Finnish food, recipe or dish.
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The Finnish Recipes section currently lists recipes for the following food categories; Finnish Christmas recipes, Finnish Easter recipes, Finnish soups, pies, pastries and cakes, meat dishes, fish dishes and desserts. Surprise your family and friends with traditional Finnish Cuisine.

http://www.finnguide.fi/finnishrecipes/



Below is a list of Finnish food products available for sale at Amazon.com (Gourmet). Traditional Finnish food products include Berries, candies - chocolates - sweets, caviar - roe -blinis, crayfish (crawfish), cheeses, game meats, poultry, venison, hams, herrings, mushrooms - fungi, salmon and other seafood's. Please be aware that not all the below foods are of Finnish origin, but are included as they are traditionally eaten in Finland, and serve as substitutes for hard to find Finnish food products.


http://www.finnguide.fi/Finnish_Products_USA/finnish_foods_candies.asp

diogenes99
08-12-06, 01:41
Originally posted by June Pelo
Edle,

Finlander Forum also has recipes - you can find them on the home page:

http://finlander.eget.net/

June

And I guess we should be posting them here:

http://www.finlander.eget.net/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=31

Edle Nyborg
08-12-06, 12:30
Thank you so much. I will try many of them. My grand mother died when I was a child, so I could not learn from here. So nice that I found this pages.
Edle

Karen Douglas
09-12-06, 21:16
Hi Edle,

Thanks so much for your recipe! I have printed it out and will make the Skillingsboller on Tuesday afternoon. Myhusband and I have been invited to morning coffee on Wednesday at a friend's home. One of the guests, who is a good friend of ours, is Norwegian. So, I can't wait to surprise him with a Norwegian recipe!

Today I am making Finnish Coffee Braids with cardamon. This is something my mother used to do every Saturday when I was a little girl.

Thank you, again, Edle!

Karen

Edle Nyborg
09-12-06, 21:21
I think you will love it. I have had my grandchild here to day. It was so nice. Edle