Recipes

Buckthorn protein smoothie

Here in Finland and overall here in the Nordic countries, we have a lot of healthy berries in nature. We have lingonberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc…. And then there is buckthorn, or sea buckthorn as they are called. Buckthorn is a orange sour berry, with hard black seeds that you also […]

Chanterelle and zucchini quiche

It is the mushroom season now and in the Finnish forest, you can find the nature’s gold, chanterelles. It is my absolute favorite mushroom. You can make so many delicious things with this yellow beauty. For example toast, soup, pies, etc… It seems like you need some kind of superpower […]

Korvapuusti – Finnish cinnamon buns

Korvapuusti or “√Ėrfil” in Swedish is Finnish cinnamon buns. In English, they have that unusual name “Ear Slap”. An ear slap may hurt, but the bun is delicious ūüėČ These you find in most caf√©s in Finland. My mom has made them for as long as I can remember. Best […]

Gluten-Free apple muffins

Oh boy oh boy oh boooooy these are good. I don’t remember where I got this recipe from, but I have had it for a few years. You won’t even know they are gluten-free. Gluten-Free flour mixes have become really good compared to what they were 10-15 years ago. That […]

Vispgröt Рklappgröt Рvispipuuro

As you can see this “dessert” has a lot of names. It is a Scandinavian or should I say Nordic dessert. A porridge prepared with a mixture of mannagryn (semolina), water, sugar, and lingonberry or red currants which is cooked and then whisked to make it fluffy. Of course, you can also […]

Indian fried potatoes

So a girl sent a message to me on Instagram asking if we could do a recipe exchange. And of course I wanna do this. She is Indian so she sent me a Indian recipe and I sent her a Finnish recipe. You can see what she made on her […]

Corn pancakes

I have always loved corn. I like it with just butter and salt. I remember when I was visiting Munnar in India and we walked on a road there in Himalayas and these old woman were selling roasted corn next to the road. They had a small fire where they […]

Karelian pies (Karjalanpirakka)

Karelian pies or Karjalanpiirakka as we call it here is probably the most traditional and typical Finnish food you can find. They are eaten in some parts of Russia and Estonia also, but they originate from Finland. They are very easy to make. If you have some leftover rice porridge […]

Hummingbird Bundt Cake

Today when I walked in the store I suddenly got a big craving for cake, well….it’s not the first time ūüėÄ I never say no to cake. And when I get these cravings I want it to go fast. So no complicated baking. I started remembering a Cake I used […]

Chicken Plov – Ukrainian style

One of the countries that lies close to my heart is Ukraine. I have a very close friend in Lviv that I always visit when I can. So far I think I have 9 Ukrainian stamps in my passport. When I visit Ukraine then I love going to restaurants that […]