Category Archives: Vinarterta

Two Cosy Changes for Christmas Vinarterta

We have Two Cosy Changes for Christmas Vinarterta Because you care about what’s in your Vinarterta, and because you want more than just any Vinarterta. Here’s where you can buy your Vinarterta for Christmas, Holidays, and Special Celebrations! Nothing is more delightful than baking for you and hearing your stories and experiences. Thank you! Order […]

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 […]

Do you know how to keep and cut your Vinarterta?

Here’s how to Keep and Cut Your Vinarterta! Here are our detailed Vinarterta directions; How to keep it fresh, and more, how to cut it for serving! Using a technical approach (with a ruler) is guaranteed to produce excellent results. It is well worth the extra few minutes. Your cake will look gorgeous and architectural, […]

No Mitten-Grabbing!

Icelandic Saying: “Now there won’t do any mitten-takes” =  “Nú duga engin vettlingatök.” (Meaning: Now we are going to do it properly.) No mitten-grabbing! If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well! (I hear Amma!) With this level of translation required, no wonder it’s hard to learn Icelandic. And yet, when you think about it, […]

My cake is dough

“My cake is dough.” – William Shakespeare. It’s an English proverb meaning ‘My plans have failed.’ And it’s from Shakespeare’s play ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in Act 5, Scene 1 it goes like this: Gremio: ‘My cake is dough, but I’ll in among the rest. Out of hope of all but my share of […]

Life’s a piece of cake….

During our ‘There and Back Again 1875-2015 Tour’ of Iceland last summer we enjoyed the most wonderful of dinners at Tjöruhúsið in Ísajörður in the Westfjords of Iceland. It was indeed a happy highlight of the trip! Fresh, abundant, tasteful food warmed us after a long day of adventuring in the most amazing of landscapes. […]

Stories aren’t the icing on the cake…..

They are the cake!” (a quote from Peter Guber) Stories are the cake of life. So wonderfully true! So, I decided to create a fully iced round storied ‘Hring Circle’ Vínarterta! (In honour of Wagner’s 15 Hour Opera ‘The Ring Cycle’, a really long story summarized here in a two minute video): http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/video/2013/sep/18/wagners-ring-cycle-2-mins-video Best wishes […]

Gaman Saman! Fun Together! Thorrablot 2016

Gaman Saman ‘Fun Together’ Thorrablot 2016: A Visual, Cultural and Culinary Feast! FRIDAY, APRIL 8th REVIVAL – 783 College St, Toronto. 6:30pm Appetizers and Cash Bar 7:30 Feast! Spirited tributes to Icelandic art, poetry, storytelling, singing, and musical performances in our dazzling new venue. Traditional Icelandic food creations from Chef Arden Jackson! Iceland’s Ambassador Sturla […]