• Vinarterta. It is us.
    by Arden Jackson on September 20, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Vinarterta. It is us., I thought. And with that thought I knew what I had the opportunity to create, and was ready to make it happen. Others said my best ideas were behind me. You’ve heard them too. My story started with the recognition of the true message of our beloved Christmas cake. Vinarterta. It [...] The post Vinarterta. It is us. appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Becoming Vinarterta
    by Arden Jackson on September 13, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Becoming Vinarterta, the pure love and pioneer spirit of the North American Icelandic heart took time.
 
 “It takes a long time to fully become who you are.” says Björk. Vinarterta is still in the process of becoming. We are honoured to be a part of the becoming of Vinarterta in our generation. Much love [...] The post Becoming Vinarterta appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Dear one elskan min
    by Arden Jackson on August 17, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Dear one, elskan min,  Be yourself when others want you to be something else. In that place of knowing all you truly are live fearlessly, creatively and undefeated. Be yourself when others want you to own their fear, complacency, excuses and mediocrity. From that place of personal faith, originality, and action express your greater humanity. [...] The post Dear one elskan min appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Sweet to the eye is that which is seen.
    by Arden Jackson on July 4, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Sweet to the eye is that which is seen. Oh! Summer celebrations! There are so many! Those time tested Strawberry Festivals, games, races and picnics where food is the central attraction seems to transcend both generations and country borders. I’m imagining a picnic or an old fashion style Strawberry Social with a long line of white [...] The post Sweet to the eye is that which is seen. appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • FullMoonTerta
    by Arden Jackson on June 18, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    FullMoonTerta FullMoonTerta is perfect for a Strawberry Moon. Named by the Algonquins for the short harvest season of wild strawberries in northeastern North America.  In Old Europe it was called the Mead or Honey Moon. After that lovely Norse Fermented Honey drink.    “The tradition of calling the first month of marriage the ‘honeymoon’ dates [...] The post FullMoonTerta appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Remembering on Father’s Day
    by Arden Jackson on June 16, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Slow time. Stop time. Remembering on Father’s Day. Remember when you were so deeply occupied in play that it became your whole world? Remember when you slowed time and breathed in the smell of your Dad when he tickled your ear? Remember when you gave that gift and watched his face as he unwrapped it, [...] The post Remembering on Father’s Day appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Iceland’s Pride, Sword and Sheild is a man named Jón
    by Arden Jackson on June 11, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    It’s Jón Sigurðsson Birthday on June 17, Iceland National Day. And it’s the 75th Anniversary of Þjóðhátiðardagurinn will be celebrated by Icelanders everywhere. Jón Sigurðsson was the pioneer of the independence movement in the nineteenth century and the Republic of Iceland was established in 1944, on his birthday. It is a perfect time to express [...] The post Iceland’s Pride, Sword and Sheild is a man named Jón […]

  • Vinarterta is Seven!
    by Arden Jackson on June 6, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Vinarterta is Seven! Did you know that our Vinarterta venture was launched on June 6, 2012? To expand in love and pioneer spirit through sharing the cultural and culinary experience of Vinarterta The Delicious Striped Icelandic Cake™ To keep the cake really good. (And perhaps to retire as the Vinarterta plum fairy.) I had objectives, [...] The post Vinarterta is Seven! appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Dear Dad,
    by Arden Jackson on June 6, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Dear Dad, I found myself thinking about you today both magnanimously and with thankfulness, how I remember you best. You are legendary, mythological and awe-inspiring, well known and loved just like Vínarterta. And like that notorious cake, renowned for your role as a descendant of Pioneers. You are tidy, technical and tenacious and appreciated for [...] The post Dear Dad, appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Few Are Like Father. No One is Like Mother.
    by Arden Jackson on May 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Few Are Like Father. No One is Like Mother.  – Icelandic Proverb Mother is best. We are all born of them. We are privileged to live during this hard-won, and yet dynamic time for women. It’s an exceptional time perhaps in the history of the world where opportunities exist (in most places) unlike any other. [...] The post Few Are Like Father. No One is Like Mother. appeared first on Arden Jackson.