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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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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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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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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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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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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Crispy apple chips snacks

  For those who like apples here is a fast snack that we recommend to try. Avoiding extra fat, oil and no added sugar/salt, make it quite convenient & healthy. And another extra bonuses are the beautiful smells that fill up the kitchen and the simplicity of making it. Absolutely adorable! Preheat the oven to…

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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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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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Gluten free coconut chocolate cake

We are in the middle of the holidays and you might have some free time to bake and have some guests coming over for coffee. Here is a gluten free cake with a base based on dry coconut flakes that is possible to make also as a non milky. I bake it every year at…

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