Raw & Nutty granola bar for the insanely hungry

Hi there, long time no postūüôā I don’t know about you, but for me, these autumn months are always so filled with things to do, I barely realized that September has come and gone! Between starting school, catching up on¬†the work backlog for the summer, and the MANY social engagements of the fall, I rarely¬†have…

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Thelman vallankumouksellinen avokado- ja fetamunakas

Thelma Sibergin nuorekkaan ulkokuoren alla piilee vanha sielu. ¬†H√§nen persoonallisuutensa huokuu tasapainoa, joka h√∂ystettyn√§ vastakkaisilla ominaisuuksilla luo h√§nest√§ moniulotteisen vaikutelman. Thelma on rento mutta tarkka, synnynn√§inen l√∂yt√∂retkeilij√§, ollen samalla kuitenkin yll√§tt√§v√§n perinteik√§s. Olen kurinalainen, mutten suklaan kanssa! T√§m√§ 24-vuotias n√§yttelij√§ Helsingist√§ esitt√§√§ Kristaa televisiosarjassa Uusip√§iv√§¬†‚Äď Yle 2 kanavalla. H√§pe√§kseni en tiennyt koko sarjasta mit√§√§n tehdess√§ni…

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Thelma’s Revolutionary Omelette

Behind her youthful demeanor;¬†Thelma Siberg is an old soul. I am¬†fascinated¬†with her balanced yet contrasted personality. She is laid-back but precise;¬†eager to discover, while adamant to maintain a sense of tradition on how and where things are done. I’m Disciplined , but not with Chocolate! The 24 years old actress from Helsinki plays Krista in…

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“Back to School” Lavender Lemon tart

Lavender Lemon Tart with candied lemons, Lingonberries & Thyme

– the pie shell:
100 grams of butter (can be substituted with margarine)
1/2 dl of sugar
1 egg
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Chia Masala Oatmeal cookies

Whether or not you are an¬†¬†adventurous baker, this recipe inspired by the talented Susanna from Apron & Ink is not only foolproof but also incredibly delicit us. As they slowly bake, these little circles¬†of perfection¬†release the most intoxicating Masala fragrance and instantaneously tran sport¬†you to faraway travels. They take a few minutes to assemble and…

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An illicit love affair…

…with pizza. And no, I don’t mean the store bought, defrosted quick-fix one would eat in secret, feeling guilty.  I mean Pizza! The home-made, versatile, personalized, crispy beauty that sizzle in a burning hot oven and makes you want to sing la Traviata until someone hits you on the head with a rolling pin. (or,…

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Pia’s grilled flat bread – Blinis Style

The home is cosy, elegant and inviting. On the wall, a large black and white¬†picture of their wedding day, through the windows, the light invades the space and touches everything¬†in a gentle white glimmer. The mood is calm, and as I sip on my¬†ristretto, I fall¬†captive to¬†Pia’s incredible story of “leaving a trace”. Sitting purposefully,…

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Pian grillattu leip√§ – “blinityyliin”

Koti on miellytt√§v√§, tyylik√§s ja luokseen kutsuva. Sein√§ll√§ on suuri mustavalkoinen h√§√§kuva. Ikkunoista sis√§√§n tulviva valo valloittaa tilan ja asettaa pehme√§n valkoisen hehkunsa huoneeseen. ¬†Tunnelma on rauhallinen, maistelen ristrettoani hitaasti. Pia kertoo uskomatonta tarinaansa, jossa ideana on j√§ljen j√§tt√§minen. Puhuessaan h√§nest√§ huokuu, suoran ja avoimen olemuksensa v√§litt√§m√§n√§, aseistariisuvan tarinankertojan hehku. Vuonna 2014 Pia perusti yrityksens√§…

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Lazy No churn Mascarpone & Peanut butter Ice cream

If I had all the kitchen space in the world there is¬†no limit¬†to the cooking gear I would acquire. Unfortunately unlimited space is not yet a standard feature in our city¬†apartment, which means I have to prioritize. When it comes to kitchen ustensile, we¬†have a deal: if there is room for it, I get to¬†buy…

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Tonin herkullisen jouluinen kakku, vuoden ympäri

Toni astuu huoneeseen ja huoneen energiataso tuntuu ponnahtavan yl√∂sp√§in h√§nen tervehtiess√§√§n amerikanenglannillaan, jossa on ripaus brittikorostusta. H√§n asettuu paikalleen kahvikuppi kourassaan ja ilma tuntuu suorastaan v√§reilev√§n h√§nen energiaansa. Toni naurahtaa tarttuvasti h√§nen ilmoittaessaan, ett√§ ‚ÄĚolen hyp√§nnyt kahvijunan kyytiin saavuttuani Suomeen, vaikka me britit juomme yleens√§ teet√§‚ÄĚ. Takana on yhdeks√§n vuotta Suomessa, viimeisimp√§n√§ k√§√§nteen√§ √§skett√§inen muutto…

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Toni’s delicious “All year long” Christmas cake

Toni enters the room and it’s¬†a sudden bust of energy as she greets me¬†in her¬†unique American English flavored¬†with subtle British inflexions! She settles with a cup of coffee and the air becomes almost fizzy with her energy.¬†Her laughter is infectious as¬†she announces: “I’ve hopped¬†on the coffee train since I’ve been in Finland, ¬†even though we…

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Meringue blossoms the “Pollock” way

On conquering my Everest, meeting a Princess & a Pollockian moment! This Sunday was filled with Birthday cakes, playing in a Tippee & a first meeting with our friends’ new Baby Girl. As usual on foggy days, I feel courageous, and decided to tackle one of my most irrational fear: Meringue to bring as an edible gift! These…

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding for the Picky

To those who read my¬†previous posts you know that I’m a picky eater, or “discerning gastronome” as I prefer to brand it.¬†Which means that despite my adoration for all things food I rarely am among the first one to hop on the latest food trend, ingredient, or “healthier alternative discovery”. First because usually all the…

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Janika’s Perfect Tiramisu

Do you believe there is such a thing as a Food Soulmate? After meeting with Janika, I am convinced I may have found¬†mine!¬†Her iterative¬†approach to food-making and natural inclination to favor¬†savory over sweet, added to her “unabashed¬†love of cheese on everything” has me wonder: could there be more of us out there? When she is…

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Janikan täydellinen tiramisu

Uskotko, ett√§ on olemassa ruoanlaiton sielunkumppaneita? Tavattuani Janikan, olen vakuuttunut l√∂yt√§neeni omani. H√§nen luontainen tapansa l√§hesty√§ ruoanlaittoa sek√§ kallistua suolaisiin ruokiin ennen makeita ‚Äď puhumattakaan h√§nen valtavasta juustohimostaan, on saanut minut ajattelemaan onkohan meit√§ muitakin samanlaisia? Jos ei t√§m√§ kolmekymppinen toiminta-addiktoitunut √§iti ole viem√§ss√§ hyperaktiivista koiraansa ulos, vauhdikasta tekemist√§ riitt√§√§ joka tapauksessa.¬† Janika on sek√§…

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