Wia’s time-stopping breakfast smoothie

We are running late, … again! 10 years in Finland have finally gotten to my core and I can’t help feeling myself rushing to make it on time to meet Wia. As I speed-walk through the city barely looking around me, I finally reach Kuuma café. There, Wia gently waves all my concerns away with…

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Slow food festival weekend at Fiskars village

This weekend, the slow food festival in Fiskars village takes place for the 9th time.   Around 80 food producers from Finland gather to introduce & sell their products. There are also different tastings & workshops. We were visiting there yesterday and had a fantastic time. It is a pefect way to spend your Sunday…

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Orange nuts cast iron pot bread

  Freshly baked bread gives always the warm feeling of home but using a cast iron pot for baking, gives even better crust and great texture. Coming back to work after the summer holiday left me with not much free time to cook or bake so I was looking forward to the coming weekend so…

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Bernie’s Cornbread & Mango Salsa recipe

  In the Summer time, Storyville boasts a gorgeous outdoors  terrace in the heart of the city, which is the place to hang out for inspired food and live music. From June to end of august, this is the place to be! Read about our encounter with Bernie & how he taught us to conjure…

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Bernie’s Voodoo Chicken – a Storyville recipe!

  It’s hot in Bernie’s kitchen! While the grill upstairs is warming up, he is whipping a batch of his famous cornbread. “Hold on” he utters with a smile, I have to measure this!” while he pours back the flour into a measuring cup. Bernie is of those chef who just smell the dough when…

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Round trip to Barcelona!

This beautiful summer weather has provided us with an unlimited amount of greens to fulfill all of our salads inspirations. After a few hours spent gardening or simply walking outdoors, we usually crave easy, fast and delicious recipes for a quick relief! Here is a super easy twist on those small green Padrón peppers, inspired…

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Half-Time Watermelon & Feta Salad

  Whether or not you  are an avid football supporter in this World cup season, here is something to cheer for: Game watching snacks needs not be the death of you! It’s pretty clear that all these over times and impressive plot twist (We are looking at you Sweden) will make you reach for the…

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a Hungry Taste of Helsinki

  Any sunny day over 20  C in Helsinki is a celebration. Add to it a 3 day food festival  where the best chefs in the nordics compete for your attention in Töölonlahden puisto, in the heart of the city and you know we will be there taking it all in! The flavours are local…

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Classic Finnish potato flat bread

  A classic Finnish bread that comes originally from south Karelia and was one of the main basic items in the local kitchen. Simple & cheap to make which makes it magical and leaves you with a delicate taste. There are different recipes with different amounts of ingredients according to your own taste. It can…

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Red wined juicy shallots to complete your dish

  Another recipe that is simple and can be combined or used as additional to other dishes. In my childhood home the sauce was different, I decided to use red wine here and add extra nutmeg. All the ingredients are super healthy and when you will combine them, a great aromatic waves will fill up…

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Your possible weekend breakfast

A simple recipe that already a few people asked me to post and has good childhood memories for me. It is great for weekend breakfast, kids love it. Actually it is a way to push more vegetables to the kids menu and use the contrast of the crispy fried cracker with the fresh vegetable. Use…

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Maia’s warming vegan bean tacos!

For some, picking a career is the results of many painstakingly calculated choices, which may, possibly bring you one step closer to doing something you might enjoy. For others, it sometimes seems that life’s swirls, softly and elegantly navigated eventually gently push you towards your purpose. Discussing food and life choices with Maia from MaiasGreenMedicine.com instantaneously…

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No Fuss sunday baking with Valo 24h

  We’ve all been there, planning a dinner party or simple Sunday afternoon get together with friend, and as the guest-list increases, so do the “special diets” requirements. When it comes to accommodating vegetarian preferences, both Ofer & I are pretty flexible and have countless time designed full dinner parties around perfectly roasted eggplants and…

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Vegetarian colourful grill celebration

    This is what I call a proper vegetarian party, here and now, in your oven. Another recipe from an article I photographed for Kauneus & Terveys magazine last year with Mila Pentti. I felt like sharing it with you, it’s simple, tastes great and should be shared instead of being forgotten in my…

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Crispy apple chips snacks

  For those who like apples here is a fast snack that we recommend to try. Avoiding extra fat, oil and no added sugar/salt, make it quite convenient & healthy. And another extra bonuses are the beautiful smells that fill up the kitchen and the simplicity of making it. Absolutely adorable! Preheat the oven to…

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