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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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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Satu’s “Theater of Magic” Pulla

Go ahead and set out to be amazed with Satu’s Magical Pulla recipe, with a few simple ingredients you will shortly be ready to enjoy those warm and delicious Pulla’s in true Laskiainen Finnish tradition. Sledging not mandatory!

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Yaron’s 3 cheeses Khachapuri

Some people are born to cook and some discover their talent later on in life. Yaron is decidedly from the latter group.  “I was always convinced that making food just comes naturally to some and that I simply wasn’t one of them”. The 36 years old, 5th generation “Helsinkian” explains as he carefully arranges the cheese platter…

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A “Latte Mamma’s” Pavlova by Sofia

It’s a sunny afternoon in the city, with a wide and kind smile, Sofia guides me to the kitchen and hands me her signature Café Latte (what else?) in a large porcelaine cup. The author & photographer behind the popular Latte Mamma‘s lifestyle blog is luminous in her high waist pink skirt & button-down shirt! “Latte Mamma is a pink…

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Raw & Nutty granola bar for the insanely hungry

Hi there, long time no post 🙂 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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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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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 leipä – “blinityyliin”

Koti on miellyttävä, tyylikäs ja luokseen kutsuva. Seinällä on suuri mustavalkoinen hääkuva. Ikkunoista sisään tulviva valo valloittaa tilan ja asettaa pehmeän valkoisen hehkunsa huoneeseen.  Tunnelma on rauhallinen, maistelen ristrettoani hitaasti. Pia kertoo uskomatonta tarinaansa, jossa ideana on jäljen jättäminen. Puhuessaan hänestä huokuu, suoran ja avoimen olemuksensa välittämänä, aseistariisuvan tarinankertojan hehku. Vuonna 2014 Pia perusti yrityksensä…

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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 ylöspäin hänen tervehtiessään amerikanenglannillaan, jossa on ripaus brittikorostusta. Hän asettuu paikalleen kahvikuppi kourassaan ja ilma tuntuu suorastaan väreilevän hänen energiaansa. Toni naurahtaa tarttuvasti hänen ilmoittaessaan, että ”olen hypännyt kahvijunan kyytiin saavuttuani Suomeen, vaikka me britit juomme yleensä teetä”. Takana on yhdeksän vuotta Suomessa, viimeisimpänä käänteenä äskettäinen 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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