For our upcoming cross-country ski trip our oldest decided that she was going to make banana bread to bring along and she was going to make it herself.
When I lived in Norway I decided to make up a batch and see what it was all about. Well, I though I did something wrong or something was bad, as it tasted strange and was not my cup of tea. Then years later I tried someone else’s banana bread and I realized… no, that is what banana bread tastes like. Since there were many other cakes and treats in the world I liked, I never looked back.Add a comment
By Kari Svenneby
You might think I’m a cross-country skiing expert since I’m from Norway. Though it is true that cross-country skiing is the national sport of Norway, it’s not like everyone is skiing like they should be the next Bjørn Dæhlie.
For most Norwegians it is more of a lifestyle and a way to get around to enjoy nature. If you ever get a chance to ski in Norway after a snowfall you will notice everyone is outside skiing; from the old to the young or the athletic to the handicapped. Some will even put on their skis for their commute to the office.Add a comment
Last week we had a few cold days in Toronto, but with little snow. So what do you do when there are freezing conditions but no snow? We play with ice and create art. This is not just for kids, but also for everyone who is a child at heart. This past week has also been fun with all the interaction on Instagram and Facebook, it is great to hear how our readers play with ice and see how their posts can inspirer others to play more with ice.Add a comment
Once upon a time (About 6 years ago) there was a Norwegian woman and her daughter. They were all alone in a frozen empty city park. She just wanted her daughter to have other children to play with like she did when she was a kid, outside in all kinds of weather. She even resorted to bribery, enticing passing by parents and their children to stop for hot chocolate, coffee and homemade Norwegian waffles.Add a comment
By Marghanita Hughes
When I was young I was rarely inside. I had a carefree childhood thanks to my wonderful nature loving, artistic parents.
I believe, the time I have spent outdoors with my children when they were very young has created habits that are both healthy for their bodies and healthy for nature. It’s kept them interested and fuelled the need to be outdoors whether it’s skiing; playing volleyball in the backyard; going mountain biking in the forest; pulling up fresh potatoes from the veggie patch or simply sitting under the shade of a large Ponderosa tree reading, If we can engage children at a young age they will develop good habits that will carry on through their lifetime.Add a comment