My recent readers know we have a distinguished guest at our house: The experienced Globetrotter Olga The Traveling Bra. We have shown her The Royal Castle, Vigeland Sculpture Park, The New Opera House as well as Norway Maritime Museum. You see, Olga’s visit gives me a great opportunity for fulfil the aim of my blog and now its time to give her some other important examples of our culture, history, traditions and habits: Food!

We could not send Olga home without giving her a taste of Norwegian fish. After a day at the Maritime Museum it was a perfect situation to introduce her to a staple of the Norwegian diet. With a coastline along the entire country, fishing has a very long tradition here. Olga was so pleased to join us in the kitchen and in the process with to make a typical fish casserole and of course we’ll invite you along too. Here is how we started (click all pics to enlarge and enjoy):

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Ingredients: fillets of cod (defrosted from frozen), Onion, Lemon, Leek, fresh parsley, basic, cream and white wine.

Then the fun begins:

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Olga wanted a perfect over view, so we set her up with the help of Winnie the Pooh. She also suggested some creative photo shot (left pic) after the lemon was cut in too :-) She closely followed while we grated the parsley root and sliced the leek.

But then to the cooking:
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Left picture: First you fry the onion in a pan and then add the fresh vegetables, wine and seasonings. When the vegetables are getting soft you add the leek and the cod fillets. Right picture: After 10 minutes you add cream on top and let it boil until the sauce thickens. In the kettle behind we have boiled potatoes and I guess you have spotted Olga already :lol: Don’t worry she didn’t get burned!!

Then its time to set the table and dig in:
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Olga really enjoyed joining us at the table and experiencing Norwegian fish and having a nice conversation with the family. A perfect time to share our adventures, to summarize the day, talk about and digest our experience and adventures. To Norwegians, eating is much more than stilling your hunger, you know. And as Olga is very talkative, she fit perfectly in our culture, traditions and habits. After I had put the food on my plate, she demands a picture of that too:
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Bon Appétit!

Olga has her own blog too of course. Go visit her and give her credit for how brave she is digging in and adjust so perfectly to the good old Norwegian food and habits.


  1. Looks very simple and appetizing ! :)

    It don’t have to be that sophisticated to be good you know ! :)

  2. Olga is indeed having a great time in Norway. I agree that food is an experience. It captures all the senses and that’s a wonderful thing. We do a seafood chowder that is a lot like your recipe. It has cod, shrimp and clams. I’m hungry now.

    Have a great day. Big hug to you and Diane. :)

    I knew you would understand and share the idea of good spirit around the table.
    Good to know you can do tasty seafood too!

  3. Boy, is Olga gonna miss you, Renny! You have shown her such a good time!

    We’ll miss her too you know, but there is always a time for everything and Olga is a globetrotter and need to see new places.

  4. The codfish and leeks looks delicious, Renny! Olga will be really sad to move on after you’ve made her so welcome.

    You, Diane and your boys look to be having a good time, and I know Olga feels right at home with you.

    Have a great rest of your week!

    Love and hugs to all,

    I know you love seafood too Diane. Sad of course, but we have great memories.
    Wish you the same and a great end to Your week!

  5. I never eat norwegian fish, but I love fish, sir I think you should write more post about norwar food :)

    I’m sorry to hear that you can’t have a taste of fish from Norway, but hope yours are great too.
    There is a lot more food posts, if you check my Food Category.

  6. Winnie the Pooh is the perfect bra-akin for ol` Cuppy!!

    Dinner looks fan TastiCO!!!

    Every fits a beauty like Olga you know!
    Glad you had an eye on and liked the food too :)

  7. Awwww Renny….I LOVED the fish and my ENTIRE experience with you and Diane in Norway! DoubleD THANKS for exposing me to so many wonderful things in your beautiful country! Are you SURE I have to leave??????

  8. You invite Olga but not Zhu :-(

    Oh right… I’m 5,000 km away from you guy! Alright alright, I forgive you, but once in my life I want to eat with your family, the food looks always so delicious!

    But Zhu: You know you are welcome any time! One day our mutual dreams about meeting in our kitchen will come true!

  9. I liked the strategically placed lemons…lol! So the black bra’d wonder is still doing the rounds…what a well travelled piece of underwear.

    Oh yes, the fish looks very tasty…in fact I’m sure I caught a slight aroma of it…yum.

    Yea: Olga is so creative you know…lol! Right: A globetrotter underwear.
    Glad you liked the food too.

  10. LOL LOL LOL LOL Ah Renny, you are killing me with Olga’s photos…Winnie the Pooh is so cute and he looks cool with Olga on lol!

    That fish looked delicious!! And I must say that you have a beautiful family :)!

    Thanks for sharing these marvellous and funny moments with us!


    I’m killing You….. think of what Olga do to us then lol!
    Glad you liked the food and thanks for your compliments!
    Your welcome, both me and Olga love to show off you know :)

  11. Hope winnie gets some honey with that cod.

    Are you losing weight Renny? You look leaner than I remember…

    No honey with the cod this time – Olga is sweet enough in herself you know lol
    My weight gets up and down – I might be at the busy down period right now….

  12. olga looks right at home with you all. hehehehehe

    Yea; We’re making a smashing team. hehehehehe

  13. Olga had really great times with you – and good food too! :)

  14. You are the perfect host !

  15. Looks wonderful. And is that a few pickled beets on the plate as well? Olga’s got it good.

  16. I continue to laugh hysterically by your posts on Olga! What a clever way to tell us what’s happening, Renny, on your side of the world. I love it.

    And BTW, I really like that you have moved the Comments link to the bottom of your posts. Thank you! It makes it so much easier. :)

  17. Olga has good time in Oslo! This recipe looks very nice and I will try to cook it!
    I love vegetables and cod!

  18. Great recipe and pics. :)

    Makes me hungry!

  19. that’s the fish that i’ll but and you’ll cook right? hehehe

    winnie the pooh really joined you through the whole course of the meal :)

  20. This is great. I’m new to blogging and blogcatalog. Yours is first blog in favorites.

    May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

  21. Renny, you folks are great hosts! The food looks very appetizing too. I hope Winnie the Pooh enjoyed the meal. One day maybe we can enjoy a meal with you too! :-)

  22. It was fun cooking together with company. She didn’t eat too much though!

  23. Renny, you are the perfect host, hope I am able find time to visit you in Norway soon.

  24. I didn’t know Olga could cook! Her cups runnith over with talent. You have a lovely family! I will have to try that recipe. It looks good! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Nice pictures.


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