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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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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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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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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Happy 100th Beautiful! A stress free menu just for you!

When it comes to having a party, there is always a risk to overdo it and loose focus on what truly matters. Celebrating should never be spoiled by working so hard that you can’t enjoy it anymore. Easier said than done… This is why Ofer & I wanted to design for you a stress free…

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Ice cream and a secret hideaway

Follow me, I know a place. It’s a secret hideaway, not too far from the daily noise yet magically distant in its location and unique perspective. Planted on a small hill, as if not aware of its own sovereign position, Villa Ylänne nesting the exotically named “Peroba Cafe” is calling you to come in, to…

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Unapologetic date night feast with Emilia & Noora!

When a conversation starts with falling in love & microbiome, you know we are in for a treat. It doesn’t hurt that Emilia and Noora from Love Inc Media brought tequila along. No “wishy washy” healthy food talk here, these are my kind of food lovers, sensible and not ready to compromise on flavor and…

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The simplest Mayonnaise and a back to school mantra

It’s happening, and there is nothing you can do to avoid it. Days are getting shorter, Summer is ending, and by now, most of us are back to school & work. There is one thing you can do though, as my Finnish teacher reminds us when we complain about the weather, “to each season its…

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An Impromptu coffee cake

It’s a lazy Sunday morning, the late morning light has entered every corner of the house, adorning the most mundane object with eerie golden dust.  The phone rings, on the line old friends from the far north are on their way to our part of the world! There are few things I love more than…

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Minna’s midsummer”Smoothsicles”!

Finnish summer is short and has little snow! Hurry and make these healthy and delicious “smoothsicle” and pretend it’s summer a little bit longer… Thank you Minna for this kids friendly, vegan & frozen summer treat!

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