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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Thelma’s Revolutionary Omelette

Behind her youthful demeanor; Thelma Siberg is an old soul. I am fascinated with her balanced yet contrasted personality. She is laid-back but precise; eager to discover, while adamant to maintain a sense of tradition on how and where things are done. I’m Disciplined , but not with Chocolate! The 24 years old actress from Helsinki plays Krista in…

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Anne Nurminen – Lemony Heavenly Pasta!

Some people’s passion for food is so authentic and deep-rooted that you immediately recognize the like-mindedness and generosity that comes with it. Anne is just that person, Don’t be fooled by her grand entrance! Behind her Hediard Grocery bag &  Vogue Magazine look there is disarming simplicity and true passion for good food! “I like to cook & I like to…

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Ofer’s Traditional Hummus

While we sip on a freshly brewed mint tea, Ofer shows me how to prepare a Mediterranean Classic and his absolute favorite: Hummus! Hummus is among the most versatile recipes one can play with! It’s a perfect dish to cook when feeling on the edge with anarchy,  when the mood is to artistry and the mind is wanting to…

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Crisp & Golden Chicken Shnitzel

Is there anything more delicious than hot bits of crispy breaded meat? When I was a kid my father used to imitate us trying to pronounce “shnitzel” correctly and to that day still calls them “snitshel” when he prepares them for us. To me, they evoke family holidays by the sea and are forever associated to the…

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Ladies Night out #2 – Danielle & A Mexican evening

I don’t commit easily… One very good example is the mental torture I submit myself and others when I read a menu at the restaurant! It’s so hard for me to pick a single dish; to me, it feels like a medley of all the options would be such a preferable alternative. Usually, once I have lobbied…

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It’s Ok; it’s Candy day everyday!

Being a French parent in Finland requires elegant navigation between two surprisingly different parenting cultures. One vivid example was the first time I discovered “karkkipäivä” (translated to  “Candy day” – limiting when children can have candies to 1 day of the week – usually on the week-end) I was pretty adamant that this would most probably not work in our home. In France…

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Matza Ball soup

Sick days call for warm, fragrant fluffy dumpling soup

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Sunny Squash for slushy sunday

  Oven roasted Hokkaido Squash, with garlic, red onion, rosemary & oregano.            Drizzle of Olive Oil, Salt & pepper. 30-40 minutes under grill. It’s a cold evening in Helsinki. I’m hungry and i don’t feel like fancy cooking. In the fridge there is a Camembert that is making its presence…

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