It’s never too late

Chjoko  http://chjoko.com is the place to go into Helsinki for chocolate lovers. The minute you step in, your eyes start scanning the shelves and you might easily get dizzy from the variety and beauty of their products. We were spending there sometime yesterday, on Valentines day, and felt like staying for a little while longer. You can…

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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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Rome is in Kalasatama

After a long stroll on the frozen island, you pass the gorgeous Isoisänsilta (Grandfather’s bridge) connecting Mustikamaa to Kalasatama. There, waiting peacefully for the weary travelers, is located the unassuming looking Trattoria Presto. Immediately as you enter, you are greeted by the friendly staff. Working beside the oven, a busy pizzaiolo elegantly pulls perfect looking…

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Donuts mania

Donuts are  like a forbidden fruit to me, luckily; they are allowed to eat once a year. These sindul bites of perfection are a perfect celebration staple and are not only acceptable but recommended this time of the year. As a child, I have vivid memories of my Mom standing by the hot pan; patiently…

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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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Pirate birthday triple chocolate cake!

When your kids birthday is in September but you only get around to celebrate it in December, there is 2 ways to go about it – Give yourself yet another “shitty parent” award or you know… be proud you made it on time before their high school graduation! I decided to pick option 2 this…

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Untraditional Saffron Finnish Korvapuusti

Story & recipe originally featured in The Oryx In flight Magazine for Fine food October Hi there! Sorry we have been so silent lately at Hungry In Helsinki. It seems that despite our love for food (eating & writing about it) there are not always enough hours in the day to get it all done! Meanwhile, we…

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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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Gluten free Carrot Cake with Pecan glaze

In Peppina’s house, the whole family usually prefers to eat lighter food. Due to health restrictions she has to be careful with gluten & even accommodate a newly inspired vegetarian. When I ask about the pressure to accommodate all these demands and still stay innovative, she reassures me: “Luckily,  I have a good imagination &…

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Addictive (but healthy) Seed Crackers

These seed crackers are not only dairy and gluten free they are also an addictive treat. They are gently cooked to ensure the health benefits of the seeds remains intact and lightly seasoned with “Piment d’Espelette, Baie rose” sea salt from Camargue. Don’t have a jar at home?  No worries;  you can use regular coarse…

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A love letter to Finland & a Traditional Salmon Soup for the Hieno

Today, as part of The Hieno! “What is Finnish-ness” series celebrating Suomi 100 in 2017, we at Hungry in Helsinki are proud to be featured to express our love of Finland & all things Finnish To create a blog called “Hungry In Helsinki”, one must be simultaneously hungry and in love! This post is an extract from…

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“Pretty in Pink” – Autumn Beetroot bread rolls!

Early mornings are my absolute favorite. These darkest, quietest moments are for me the sharpest too. I usually wake up around 4.30 am and do one of two things: Go for early morning jog or bake. You guessed right, this morning was all about baking. After all, is there anything better than waking up to a…

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Lovely Olive Oil Bruschetta

Italy is, to most food lovers, one of the most beloved culinary destination. Behind this world renown cuisine is the philosophy of simplicity & the absolute trust in letting the great local ingredients shine. To me simplicity in many things, including food is essential. Last year I had the opportunity to photograph the beautiful Ella Kanninen in Tuscany…

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