Thursday, April 16, 2009


New week - new ABC challenge:
The original ABC challenge derived from Denise Nesbitt from Yorkshire in England and Petunia brought the challenge to Norway; but since my Blog is written in a kind of English, I've given me a doubble challenge: The objects must begin with the same letter or sound in both Norwegian and English.
How about that? Do you take the challenge?

This weeks letter is G.

What does G means?
Ha-ha- it's not a G-string or a G-man.
“G” represents philosophy. People with a “G” in their name probably like to educate themselves in all aspects of religion. Some do not stick with just one belief but want to know the whole of religion and what makes it tick. Anything transcendental harbors fascination for them. Continue here

My regular readers do know I also do try to find words/objects beginning with the same letter that in a way is typical for Norway and also my dear blogreaders around the globe can have some pleasure to have an insight into - a wider view but Fjords and Fish (last weeks solutions).
Let's start with the nature. Grey - Grå
From a Season all Norwegians are very happy to be history each Spring:

Grey sky - Colourless and Grey Snow. In Norwegian Grå - if your Computer can not interprete the last letter: It's an "a-ring" - pronounced like the "o" in over. You have allready learned something new. (Sorry, my hair colour was not available from this computer's Picture Library. LOL)
This Week's main solution to the ABC contest is very close to Norwegians daily life. All generations. Even my Dear Mother.
All Norwegians do have strong feelings to it. Even when abroad, it's a must to bring in their travelling accerories. Even bring to their foreign friends)
Something that for Norwegians are at least as common as to be born with Ski's on their feet:
The Norwegian Gout Cheese or Geitost.
Haha - you have learned another Norwegian Word;))

(It's even on sale in USA, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and some other Countries)

Photo taken TORsday evening;))
In fact, it's not really a Cheese. But, well, a Whay Cheese.
That means, the maturationprocess is terminated before the mould starts working.
Read More about the process here.

Above is the Tool (with an international Club) all Norwegian kids learned, from very young, to use when they wanted Goat Cheese; the taste of the sweet and brown cheese: The Cheese Slicer, which we use also for cutting Cucumbers, Zuccinis, Raddish, hard Bananas, Butter directly from the Fridge etc. In fact, Norwegians are of some reasons proud of the fact the Inventor of the Cheese Slicer was from Lillehammer, Norway (Winter Olympics site in 1994).
(In Norway most of the Brown Cheese consists more Cow Milk than Goat Milk. Due to kids taste (milder). We prefere 100% Gout Milk).
Some more about Norwegian Cheese...

Do go visit the Norwegian participants on the Letter G. Look at this
At least, you can enjoy the photos, and comment in your own language.
Someone in the Blogsphere will understand and help to translate. OK?

Have a wonderful weekend.
Ha en flott helg (Norwegian)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geitost er ikke godt, men det er et godt bidrag til G. Fin fredag! Klem fra Randi**

April 17, 2009 11:52 am  
Blogger Helle K. said...

Den brune gedeost - lad os sige det sådan: "Jeg har smagt den" :)
Fint bidrag du har lavet :)

April 17, 2009 1:05 pm  
Anonymous Lise H said...

God G!! Har akkuart spist et rundstykke med brunost, ikke helt det samme det...

God helg!

April 17, 2009 1:12 pm  
Blogger Petunia said...

Absolutt norsk vinkling på dette!
Du er heller ikke eneste som har valgt den brune typen med ost:)
Flott innlegg denne uken også
Kjedelig med PC'ene dine. Håper det ornder seg.
God helg!

April 17, 2009 1:41 pm  
Blogger Juni said...

Jeg er like spent hver fredag, hva vil den gode herremann i denne bloggen finne på denne gang?
Jeg synes du er herlig flink til dette.
Geitost er fantastisk godt, men så er jeg også vant med den fra jeg var liten. Brunost er en helt annen sak, men godt det også.

Ha en god fredag:)

April 17, 2009 2:18 pm  
Blogger lime said...

we have had 6 months of grey weather in my part of the world too and i am dying for some blue!

that cheese looks so good!

April 17, 2009 2:41 pm  
Blogger Evami said...

Geitost er den beste:) Og mye bedre en grått vær:)
Ha ei strålende helg:)

April 17, 2009 2:58 pm  
Blogger RuneE said...

Since you have written this in English I'll try to comment in English too: It was news to me that G meant Philosophy, so then I have learned something today.

I enjoyed your trying to explain the letter å - for fun I usually let them have æøå (and ÆØÅ for good measure)"as is". I once made a post in ABC Wednesday with Å as Aa - only one foreign commentator had heard of it.

And Geitost? As Norwegian as Pizza Grandiosa...

I really enjoyed this post.

April 17, 2009 3:26 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

Greatness of the Letter G :) Thank you for sharing the Gout Cheese, interesting and hey, have a wonderful weekend Tor :D

April 17, 2009 5:21 pm  
Blogger Malys krok said...

Geitost spiser jeg ikke , men bidraget ditt var godt likevel.
God halg. Fra Margit.

April 17, 2009 7:18 pm  
Blogger RuneE said...

Link away - you are courteous who asks! :-)

April 17, 2009 7:24 pm  
Blogger Tofo said...

Artig G innlegg;) Gråvær er vi vant med her i Bergen, men geitosten tror jeg jeg dropper..hihi;)))
Riktig god helg;)

April 17, 2009 8:17 pm  
Blogger heidi said...

Ingenting er som varmt, nybakt brød med geitost...
God helg!

April 17, 2009 8:38 pm  
Blogger HildeS said...

Geitost var genialt.. Ikke særlig godt, men veldig norsk.

April 17, 2009 9:07 pm  
Blogger Sommertid said...

Her i huset er G for Gulost..aller helst Synnøve's gulost. Geitost tror jeg ikke jeg har smakt..kan til nød spise mager fløtemysost.
Takk for kommentar i bloggen..fint at musikken falt i din smak denne gangen..jeg bytter musikk...ganske så ofte...elsker musikk...det er livsnødvendig for meg.
Ha en fortreffelig helg !

April 17, 2009 9:40 pm  
Blogger Tove E said...

Flott bidrag, jeg velger gråværet før geitosten:0) men geiter er fine dyr;0)

April 17, 2009 10:05 pm  
Blogger Grethe said...

Artig meg slike innlegg. Geitost og nystekt brød er kjempegodt.
At folk med G i navnet er langt fra kjedelige - det var godt å høre.
God helg til deg!

April 17, 2009 10:07 pm  
Anonymous vibeke (Spindellett) said...

Jeg står over geitosten. Den har det med å sette seg fast i ganen.
Du deler jo masse norsk med dine utenlandske lesere. Det er jo kjempefint.

Takk for kommentar hos meg. Interessant det der med oversetting. Skal tenke på det. Hvis ikke du vil gjøre det :-)

April 17, 2009 10:12 pm  
Blogger Gärdsmygen said...

Härligt norskt bidrag på engelska!! Bra gjort!

April 17, 2009 10:35 pm  
Blogger adama said...

ææææuuu.....geitost er ikke helt bra, men fint innlegg! Takk for kommentarer i min blogg også!
Ha en fortryllende helg ;-)

April 17, 2009 10:52 pm  
Blogger Marihøna said...

Jeg liker heller ikke geitost, holder meg heller til G35 :)
Interessant lesing om navn med G i seg (det har jeg:)

Ha en flott helg!

April 17, 2009 11:30 pm  
Blogger The single girl! said...

Skal si du er dyktig til å finne ord som starter på samme bokstav på to språk! Meget imponerende! Sjøl sliter jeg hvem uke med hva jeg skal ha som innlegg!! Brunost er jo veldig godt også da!! Hehe!
Ha en strålende, forhåpentligvis ikke grå, helg! Hehe!

April 17, 2009 11:31 pm  
Blogger Charlotte said...

Kjempe bra innlegg...
Dette spises ofte :) Det er så godt på varmt nystekt brød... mmmm...

Ha en fin helg!

April 18, 2009 12:34 am  
Blogger Pupziz said...

Takk for kommentaren din:-D
Flott G du også=)
Ha en flott helg=)

April 18, 2009 7:53 am  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Geitost finns i flere land ja,kan tro jeg ble glad da jeg fant ekte norsk brunost her i Sverige da jeg flyttet hit:))
Kjempebra tolkning.

April 18, 2009 11:40 am  
Anonymous Anne-Sophie said...

Det er visst noe delte meninger om Geitosten! ;-) Jeg synes det er veldig godt.
Flott innlegg! Fortsatt god helg!

April 18, 2009 9:55 pm  
Anonymous AnnetteK said...

Geitost er namnam, særlig på nystekt brød :)

April 18, 2009 10:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dette gråværet kan jeg mer enn gjerne være foruten, men ikke den norske geitosten.. alltid god å ha på nistematen og egner seg godt som smakstilsetning i enkelte sauser.

Jeg husker så godt hvordan jeg savnet den og hvilken lykke det var å få geitost hjemmefra i de årene jeg bodde utenlands.

April 18, 2009 11:32 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Many interesting "G"s, my dear....And lots about cheese and that Great Cheese Slicer....!
You might want to check back to my blog later today....Some Lovely Flowers and a few other SURPRISES!

April 19, 2009 9:58 am  
Anonymous claudie said...

You know I love cheese! I don't know very well North European Cheese only Edam Gouda or cheese I by sometimes when I do a trip to IKEA! I adore slice cheese in the croque monsieur! It doesn't mean I croque les messieurs, of course! Ha! Ha!
The grey sky landscape is beautiful!
Have a beautiful week, Tor!

April 19, 2009 9:14 pm  
Blogger strömmas sida said...

Brun getost är så gott att hyvla till mackorna..eller att bara äta av.


April 21, 2009 12:46 am  
Blogger Shadow said...

hallo, hallo! thank for the beautiful easter card, i received it yesterday... a whole lot faster than mine, ain't it?

April 21, 2009 3:32 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

Great contributions Tor and you know I love Geitost and Ostehøvell too :-)

April 21, 2009 10:25 pm  
Blogger LiBeReJo said...

Nice og stilig løsning:)

April 22, 2009 6:47 pm  

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