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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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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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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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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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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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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Simple Pesto & Mozzarella for the busy blogger!

How does this time of the year always get so busy? It does not matter how much Ofer & I both enjoy writing and shooting for the blog, it seems that we can’t always seem to sync our crazy schedules and get as many posts out as we would like to! It gets busy for everybody and…

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“Back to School” Lavender Lemon tart

Lavender Lemon Tart with candied lemons, Lingonberries & Thyme

– the pie shell:
100 grams of butter (can be substituted with margarine)
1/2 dl of sugar
1 egg
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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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RuokkapiiWhat? Urban Farming under the Finnish “Sun”

I miss summer so much! Browsing through my pictures i keep going over the gorgeous vegetables that we got all summer long. Every second week, a big bunch of organic, locally grown vegetables, herbs would make their entrance in our home. It was our first year as members of the Herttoniemi Ruokkapiiri, and I’m so glad…

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