Stine Åsland began her own commercial waffle company in Norway. 'Telemarksrøra' became a huge success serving up Norwegian waffles with a variety of toppings that are nothing like the butter and syrup Americans are used to. From sour cream and strawberries to butter and caramelized cheese, one woman is taking her success around the world after an interesting beginning.
Dr. Jenna R. Jambeck, Associate Professor at the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA), has been conducting research on marine debris (waste in our oceans) since 2001. In November 2014 Jenna sailed across the Atlantic Ocean with 13 other women on the very first eXXpedition research voyage---a series of all-women sea voyages with the goal 'to make the unseen seen---from toxics within our bodies to the toxics in our seas'. Malin Jacob, a well known Norwegian environmentalist, was a fellow crew-member. Please join us to hear about this exciting voyage!
Deb Nelson Gourley, owner of Astri My Astri Publishing, will display her abilities as researcher, author and publisher. "An old trunk, a handwritten note, cemetery and courthouse records---these become the skeletal framework which the author then clothes with flesh, blood and bunads.” Astri My Astri Publishing specializes in bilingual English Norwegian books on Norwegian Heritage, Culture, History, Language and Genealogy. The books have won National Awards including the prestigious G. K. Haukebo Heritage Resource Award for Historical Emphasis.
Please join us at the home of Linda Jo Stuckey for our annual June Pot-Luck Picnic! Linda Jo has graciously agreed to host this year's event. Due to space limitations, the picnic is for Lakselaget members, only. Please sign up your dish at the meeting in May, or by registering here with your dish in the 'COMMENTS' section.
(Please note: you must select a Salmon, Vegetarian, or Gluten meal to complete online registration for this event, however, this is indeed a pot-luck.)
Linda Jo Stuckey
8122 W 109th Street Circle
Minneapolis, MN 55438-2295