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59 North
Travel writer from Cincinnati, Ohio now living in Stockholm, Sweden and exploring the world with an Aussie husband. Going Viking is my in progress memoir.
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  • Fried green tomatoes, ice cream sodas & Kentucky travels 1 day ago     Growing up as the daughter and granddaughter of southerners, I was served a lot of country cooking: cornbread, fruit pies and biscuits, green beans with ham, fried chicken, homemade bread and butter pickles and jams. These things I could tolerate. But fried green tomatoes, country ham, gravy...
  • Making a stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail 1 week ago         In the midst of the rolling fields, horse farms and limestone of Lexington, Kentucky, lies the Bourbon Trail. While I grew up taking trips to this part of the US,  it’s been a long time since I’ve been there. I wanted to go and reconnect with my “roots” as my mother is from...
  • Farmer's market finds 1 week ago       “I just picked these two hours ago,” said the woman at the produce stand about the bushel baskets of corn in front of her. As I could see the cornfield just behind her, I believed her. And then later that evening when I had an ear for dinner, I knew she was telling the truth–that...
  • The magical light of summer: Sunsets & the sea 2 weeks ago       Boats,  summer light, the Baltic Sea. What’s not to love? The evening and late-night light of Stockholm fascinates me this time of year.  Maybe it’s just the contrast between the long light now and the lack of light in the winter, but I don’t think it’s just that. It’s also...
  • Eating out in Stockholm: Swedish shrimp salad 1 month ago   Swedish meatballs and salmon are not the only meal staples in Sweden. The shrimp salad is also a meal classic that I’ve grown fond of in my time in Stockholm.  Called Skagenröra, the  basic recipe combines tiny shrimp with a mayonnaise, dill and lemon dressing. Skagenröra can be served up...

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