My new cookbook, published by Rodale will be available in stores in September!

Events already planned are:

1. The Duluth Women’s Club on Friday, October 11th at noon. Books will be available.

2. Saturday, Oct 12
12:30pm-1:30pm – Cooks at Crocus Hill, Edina Location – book signing
3925 West 50th Street, Edina, MN 55424
Contact day-of: Elisa – 952.285.1903
Parking – the parking ramp is just behind the store adjacent to Lunds Grocery

3:00pm-4:00pm – Cooks at Crocus Hill, St Paul Location – book signing
877 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105
Contact day-of: Todd – 651.228.1333
Parking – there is a parking lot right behind the store.

There will be a sampling from the book being served!

See you there!

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  • March 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    My copy of your first cookbook is nearly in tatters due to use-thank you so much! I am a baker (not professionally!) and am most proud of what we called Nisu (pulla), thanks to your recipe. I have been looking for a recipe or any mention of a bread that was baked weekly if not daily at Paul’s Bakery, in Maynard, Mass ( a major Finnish community). It was called ‘democrati’ (sp?) and was a round rye loaf with a hole in the middle….pretty standard Finnish fare, but the bread was moist, coarse crumb, and a tender crust…quite dark. I can’t find it anywhere and I’ve never heard the name. My guess is that it probably wasn’t sourdough, simply because they baked so much of it…could it have been wheat and rye? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Best, Phil Alatalo

    • June 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks for your note. I have not heard of a Finnish bread by that name, but will do some searching.

  • August 3, 2014 at 5:02 am


    I recently bought your book, “The Great Scandinavian Bake Book” for my kindle and I have to say, your recipes are amazing. My sister in law is from Sweden and I made the Kanel Bullar for her, and she said they tasted better in my kitchen than they did in Stockholm! I have to thank you so much for your recipes.

    I’m a Minnesota native myself, being third generation Norweigan. I love your lefse recipe, it’s wonderful.

    I was so happy to discover your website and I’m planning on buying more of your cookbooks. You give me a taste of home when I’m feeling homesick (I’m married to an active duty military member and we’re stationed in Louisiana).

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.


    • August 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you for your nice note. sorry I didn’t reply earlier – I am not technically talented, but know I have to do more of this to keep in touch.
      Glad you enjoy “The Great Scandinavian Baking Book” !
      Thank you for your note.
      Beatrice Ojakangas

  • December 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm


    Was excited to get your book for my wife for Christmas. She was excited to get it.

    But………….my wife said to send it back to Amazon. For what ever reason, the type size you used is too small for anybody with glasses to read. Especially for somebody nearing your age.

    For others thinking of buying the book, it should be only for those with 20/20 eyesight without glasses.


  • June 1, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I am trying to locate on of your bread recipes that I have just half of and wondered if you could tell me which edition it is in. It mentions 3 baking sheets, & it has 9 ropes I would like to purchase the correct edition that has this particular recipe.

    Thanks very much.


  • February 4, 2019 at 4:23 am

    I bought the Soup & Bread Cookbook and can hardly wait to make many of the recipes, tons of great sounding bread recipes. I have a question, was size mini bread pans are used for the savory cheese mini loaves on page 284?
    Thank you, Michelle Krumenacher

  • July 1, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I visited Finland last year and had a cheese soup and a small restaurant when I asked what was in it she said cheese potatoes and a few other thing (sorry to not have all the ingredients) but would like to know if you had a recipes like this?


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