Tag Archives: Vinarterta

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

What is Thorrablot? Þorrablót?

What is Thorrablot? It was a sacrificial midwinter festival offered to the gods in pagan Iceland of the past. It was abolished during the Christianization of Iceland, but resurrected in the 19th century as a midwinter celebration that continues to be celebrated to this day. The timing for the festival coincides with the month of Thorri, according […]

It was a Warm Summer Evening in the Vinland Meadows

Arden Jackson, Vínarterta.ca feature Traditional Icelandic Food at the Westward Viking Festival, ‘A Real Taste of Vinland’, L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada. A Real Taste of Vinland I stand in the yard of the turf house reconstruction at L’Anse aux Meadows National Park in Newfoundland, Canada and search the horizon of the North Atlantic Ocean. […]