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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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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Happy 100th Beautiful! A stress free menu just for you!

When it comes to having a party, there is always a risk to overdo it and loose focus on what truly matters. Celebrating should never be spoiled by working so hard that you can’t enjoy it anymore. Easier said than done… This is why Ofer & I wanted to design for you a stress free…

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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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Unapologetic date night feast with Emilia & Noora!

When a conversation starts with falling in love & microbiome, you know we are in for a treat. It doesn’t hurt that Emilia and Noora from Love Inc Media brought tequila along. No “wishy washy” healthy food talk here, these are my kind of food lovers, sensible and not ready to compromise on flavor and…

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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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Isa & Henrik “Trash Design” Menu

Close your eyes. Now, imagine you have just entered a whimsical universe, colors and objects made a volte-face from their intended purpose to be turned into unique art pieces and light fixtures. From the door, aluminum seats and spinning painting frames give you a taste of what’s to come! I feel as if I have entered…

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Beautiful Persian dumplings “Gondi”

Rottem Lieberson is an artist in her own right. When it comes to food, this Israeli chef who trained in the French culinary institute, has an endless creativity! Her take on Persian food is both innovative and respectful of the classic flavors. Follow us on her journey to deliciousness with these spectacular “Gondi” or persian dumplings….

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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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Jonnan raa’an helppo kakku, sekä Ayurvedalainen kultainen maito

Ayurvedalaista kultaista maitoa Juoma – lämmin, makea, mausteinen, pippurinen ja hunajalla höystetty,lämpiän kanelin kera; on täydelinen resepti kylmille talvikuukausille. Mustapippurilla on hyviä terveyttä edistäviä vaikutuksia myös yhdessä kurkuman kanssa. Vaikka se olisi houkuttelevaa, älä laita liikaa kaakojauhetta koska se turmelee kurkuman rikkaan kultaisen värin.  1 kuppi mantelimaitoa (tai haluamaasi maitoa) 3 tl kurkumaa 2 tl…

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Jonna’s”Peace of cake” & Golden milk

WHITE yoga studio, giant dream catchers & wall hangings from reclaimed wood from the forest with colorful Mexican pompoms, symbolizing rainbows and connecting the universe – white light, and peaceful music, In the background, soft music is playing; her composure is peaceful and relaxed, the fragrant flowers in a tall vase, stand proud while she explains: “5…

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Peppina’s Menu: Lentil & carrot soup

We are sipping espresso from a tiny purple cup while I marvel at the warm and cosy wooden house Peppina has patiently arranged and styled from the day they bought it – a mere frame- nearly twenty years ago. From the window I can see to the garden and imagine peaceful breakfast under the  soft Finnish summer sun. From…

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