Festive mustard & Honey glazed Lamb

  Winter celebrations of all kinds are soon upon us! For some, it is the time to revisit their family traditions and revive the old classics; but for others, it is an opportunity to dust off the recipe books, browse your favorite food blogs and get inspiration for that special dish! I know for a…

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Juicy crunchy schnitzel burger

  Yesterday was the international schnitzel day. Since it was a big part of our culinary world as kids,  here is a schnitzel burger teaser post. I remember the beautiful frying smells when we got home from school and my Mom was making those big crispy schnitzels. Even now I can’t resist it and make sure…

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Sauté of broccoli & mushroom with oven roasted potatoes

Like most of those memorable meals, this one was created out of dire necessity and a stubborn craving for a vegetarian dish. I barely think as I randomly select a vibrantly green brocoli. A few potatoes and their neighboring mushrooms make the cut too and it’s not long until deep, caramelized tones, start appearing. The…

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Your next Italian stop in Helsinki

  Pjazza is a recently established Italian restaurant with a central location and a beautiful setting with high ceilings, long bar and well designed menu. From the first page, you get a nice selection of Italian classics with the possibility to select for even the pickiest eaters among us; vegetarian, gluten free and low lactose/free dishes…

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Gluten free coconut chocolate cake

We are in the middle of the holidays and you might have some free time to bake and have some guests coming over for coffee. Here is a gluten free cake with a base based on dry coconut flakes that is possible to make also as a non milky. I bake it every year at…

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Warming Winter beans soup

We all have a safe place; a place to which we like to return from time to time, even if only in our thoughts. For me, it is my Mom’s kitchen, a peaceful yet energetic place where no matter the occasion, from the mundane to the festive, rich flavors, colors and scents would announce of the delights…

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It’s never too late

Chjoko  http://chjoko.com is the place to go into Helsinki for chocolate lovers. The minute you step in, your eyes start scanning the shelves and you might easily get dizzy from the variety and beauty of their products. We were spending there sometime yesterday, on Valentines day, and felt like staying for a little while longer. You can…

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Donuts mania

Donuts are  like a forbidden fruit to me, luckily; they are allowed to eat once a year. These sindul bites of perfection are a perfect celebration staple and are not only acceptable but recommended this time of the year. As a child, I have vivid memories of my Mom standing by the hot pan; patiently…

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Restaurant day in sunny Helsinki

Yesterday was definitely the best day of the year to be Hungry in Helsinki. The restaurant day took part all over the country and the sunny weather lifted up the spirit and colors to top levels. Helsinki definitely got up the energy level  and had all facts right on the table, summer is here, so let’s have…

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