> What a wonderful surprise tonight to arrive at mom’s and discover her “in production,” creating the delicious ethnic delight known as lefse. This tasty treat is most often on the menu around the holidays, and this year will be no exception. Mom was trying out a different recipe (from the church recipe book), so I was obliged to taste the product, pass judgment. Mom, cook/baker extraordinaire, is incapable of producing anything that does not classify as delicious. Potato lefse, butter, sugar, cinnamon; cut, rolled and consumed, bite by bite. A classic Scandinavian moment. And I left with a “doggie bag,” too. Mmmm.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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