Broken chickpeas after party comfort winter soup

        Friday evening, coming home after a working day and my head is full of thoughts about what am I making to eat but nothing comes up. I just want to take a rest before heading to the party we were invited to. A party, it will probably be great, meeting great…

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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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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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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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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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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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