or Creamy cauliflower soup (in 20 minutes!) In August 2015, the food hall (Herkku) of Stockmann's department store introduced their 20 minute meals *. The idea is pretty simple, 3 recipes per week and one dedicated refrigerator & shelf with ALL of the ingredients you need to make these three dishes. The beauty of the recipes is that... Continue Reading →
Tuesday Tastes 03/2017
Mr. 17 is working very hard to convince us that a vegan diet is the way to go. Myself, I'm not so convinced, I am very fond of butter with my vegemite toast 🙂 and let's not forget the world of cheese! Still we are definitely eating less meat this year. Enter Härkis! One of a few new... Continue Reading →
Tuesday Tastes 02/2017
Blinis, buckwheat blinis! There is something magical about blinis. I'm not sure if it's the buckwheat flour that gives them a lovely grainy texture or because the batter uses yeast and yoghurt and sits for at least a day fermenting or is it the topping of delicate fish roe and thick sour cream with a... Continue Reading →
Counting the days!
Over the past couple of years, The Engineer and I have made an effort to eat out at least every second month. Small, cosy restaurants that are doing interesting things with food (and local food to boot) and wines that you can't find at Alko. Even when we are travelling within Finland, if there is... Continue Reading →
Mämmi: The Final Rite of Passage
Mämmi. Pronounced in the same manner as cat. It's the traditional dish for Easter in Finland. It's also one of those dishes that people either love or hate. I fall into the former camp. I tasted mämmi on my first visit to Finland and definitely took seconds. It doesn't look extraordinary or even like it would... Continue Reading →
Coffee and pulla. Great Saturday snack.
I heard this earlier as I started to get this ready. Egotrippi and Matkustaja (The Passenger). Easter Monday we arrived home mid afternoon, after a slightly nerve-racking 'will we won't we make it'? to the next fuel stop before we hit empty. In the end it was just and just okay... I'd been counting on... Continue Reading →
My first restaurant review
There's an old saying that if you have a good experience you tell 1 person and 5 people if it's a bad experience. Well I thought I should do a little research and it turns out that these numbers aren't so exact. Rule of thumb seems to be that you'll pass on the good news to one... Continue Reading →