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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“Pretty in Pink” – Autumn Beetroot bread rolls!

Early mornings are my absolute favorite. These darkest, quietest moments are for me¬†the sharpest too. I usually wake up around 4.30 am and do one of two things: Go for early morning jog or bake. You guessed right, this morning was all about baking. After all, is there anything better than waking up to a…

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Raw & Nutty granola bar for the insanely hungry

Hi there, long time no post ūüôā 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…

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Do NOT follow this recipe!

When my friend Manu asked me to post a soup recipe, I felt like there would be no way I could pick from the infinite¬†variations¬†that came to my mind. You see, If there was a Food Oscar,¬†Soup would surely win the¬†“Not a Recipe” category (Nominated in the category too: Salad, ¬†Sandwich & Quiche) – Am…

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A “Kukka Omena*” Apple tart!

Food inspires me visually first; always! It usually starts with an obsession over an ingredient and evolves to take many shapes or forms until I feel content and ready to move on. I have a vivid memory of my first¬†year as a new comer in Finland. My best friend came¬†to visit me in Helsinki.¬†I was…

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No tears Soupe √† l’oignon

As I’m listening to “Here comes the night” by David Bowie I have a sudden longing for the warm and comforting sweetness of a French onion Soup. I have a rule though: when you are in a funk, it’s got to be a “No Tears” recipe!  So here you go – one of my absolute favorite winter dish…

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Have a Spicy New Year!

It seems that when it’s cold out and everyone you know has gone down with the mandatory Holiday flu, there is but one food item that makes you feel all better! What better remedy¬†than crispy, spicy & deliciously salty chickpeas? They take 2 minutes to prep, approximately 10 minutes under the grill to roast. They…

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White Truffle oil infusion & Confession

I’ll admit it, I’m what you might call a “Food Snob”. I may pretend that I’m content with the simpler taste of life… but in my mind I’m drizzling it with a generous amount of White truffle infused olive oil.  And by “it” I’m referring to pretty much anything savory you might be thinking of right now….

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Ode to a spud

One of the things that grows almost despite of you in Finland are¬†root vegetables. They are generous, ¬†inexpensive and deliciously versatile. Yet who ever thinks twice about them? “What a wonderful boiled potato” said none ever! I find it such¬†a shame to witness the jaded nonchalance¬†they are submitted to. Like an overly reliable companion who…

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Sunny Squash for slushy sunday

  Oven roasted Hokkaido Squash, with garlic, red onion, rosemary & oregano.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Drizzle of Olive Oil, Salt & pepper. 30-40 minutes under grill. It’s a cold evening in Helsinki. I’m hungry and i don’t feel like fancy cooking. In the fridge there is a Camembert that is making its presence…

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