• Mother’s Day Story: What do Margrets and Vinarterta have in common?
    by Arden Jackson on May 8, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    Mother’s Day Story: What do Margrets and Vinarterta have in common? Who can deny that Mothers, Margréts, Margarets, Maggas, Icelandic coffee made with a bag, and Vínarterta, have not added significantly to our way of life? On this Mother’s Day, I’m remembering an experience leading an amazing group of women who came together to support [...] The post Mother’s Day Story: What do Margrets and Vinarterta have in common? appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Keeper of the heart. Keeper of home.
    by Arden Jackson on May 1, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    What makes home one that you would never want to leave? Likely your answer has a lot to do with how your Mother, Amma or Grandmother created a culture of family around you through experiences. For me, home is not a place. Home is a feeling. Home is where they understand you. My Amma Anna [...] The post Keeper of the heart. Keeper of home. appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Three Questions to Ask Your Amma (Grandmother)
    by Arden Jackson on April 29, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Three Questions to Ask Your Amma (Grandmother) Do you have memories of favourite questions that you asked your Mother, Amma or Grandmother and their answers? When we think about our nurturers we remember them mostly from the point of view of our younger selves. We get wistful about how they made us feel, and inspired [...] The post Three Questions to Ask Your Amma (Grandmother) appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Something New and Deep-Rooted
    by Arden Jackson on April 17, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Our Celebrations today are about new and deep-rooted love. Something that shifts us subtly into hope and joy because it’s fresh and familiar at the same time. Something new but not too new is here. Easter Celebrations are paradoxical with the promise of the new and a reminder of the ancient love that binds us. [...] The post Something New and Deep-Rooted appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • BE Easter – Be the love. Be the hope. Be together.
    by Arden Jackson on April 14, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    BE Easter – Be the love. Be the hope. Be together. Be more than chocolate and bunnies. Be a reminder of how much love and connection really count in our relationships and in the quality of our lives. It’s a traditional time for us to be with family and friends in celebration, appreciation and to [...] The post BE Easter – Be the love. Be the hope. Be together. appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Vor = Spring! Time to Celebrate!
    by Arden Jackson on March 19, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Vor = Spring! Time to Celebrate! It’s time to allow yourself to Celebrate!*  Are you eagerly thinking about planning food for gatherings, Weddings, Birthdays, Easter, and Mother’s Day like I am? This week the new Vinarterta Kitchen (I call her Vinkona) is cooking up Vinarterta, Kleinur, Icelandic Brown Bread, Rullupylsa, Hangikjot, (and Svid Sheep’s Heads [...] The post Vor = Spring! Time to Celebrate! appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Two Cosy Changes for Christmas Vinarterta
    by Arden Jackson on November 9, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    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 [...] The post Two Cosy Changes for Christmas Vinarterta appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • A Real Viking Warrior has Powerfully Awoken
    by Arden Jackson on November 1, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    A Real Viking Warrior has Powerfully Awoken. The Real Valkyrie. If you’re like me you’ve imagined being her. …Or Viking Queen, from time to time. This new book is a must-read: ‘The Real Valkyrie: The Hidden History of Viking Warrior Women.’ In this compelling novel, Nancy Marie Brown makes Valkyries and shield-maids real through her [...] The post A Real Viking Warrior has Powerfully Awoken appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • A Delicious Ghost (Kitchen) Story
    by Arden Jackson on October 30, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Delivery has become the lifeblood of many businesses. Indeed it has always been ours. What is a Ghost Kitchen? This significant trend is also known as a dark kitchen or delivery-only or pick-up only kitchen is accelerating how food businesses are pivoting today. We’re not big, but we’re small…. We’ve been operating for ten years [...] The post A Delicious Ghost (Kitchen) Story appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • On with the butter!
    by Arden Jackson on October 28, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    On with the butter (Áfram með Smjörið) Getting back to work and getting it done quickly Sometimes when we’re having an adventure, we wish we were safe at home. But when we’re safe at home, we wish we were having an adventure. I can help with that. My purpose is to continue to bring an [...] The post On with the butter! appeared first on Arden Jackson.