Finnish Rye bread

Is there anything more Finnish, than sourdough rye bread?  I do not think so. There is a lot of writings, about rye bread. In my opinion, real one comes from Finland ,where I come from. Finns are particularly crazy about 100% rye bread: it contains coarse rye flour, salt and water, starter and sometimes some…

Goldeck Grüner Veltliner Gummy Bears (Nallekarkit kuohuviinistä)

I have been toying with the idea, of making sparkling wine gummy bears. I saw in one magazine,an advertisement about them and I have seen those gummy bear molds on sale in Amazon. I did surfing in the internet and found out how simple it is actually make gummy bears yourself. You need only couple…

Grandmother’s Bilberry Pie

Bilberry season is in full swing in Finland,where we are on holiday right now. Forests are full of blue,big and healthy berries to be picked. This year they are so much of them that you just need walk into the forest and pick! Picking wild berries from the forest is everymans right in Finland ….

Very berry ombré no bake cheesecake

Summertime is time for light cakes. Cheesecakes are my favorite . They are easy to change and fast make. As Finn I love  Forrest berries and I were lucky enough to find real bilberries from our weekly market. The flavours of forest bilberries is so amazing! We spend about three weeks in Finland in our summerhouse…

Poppy fields… Lovely!

We have couple of huge poppy fields in full bloom close to home. Today I took little bicycle ride around the fields and I had my camera with me. So gorgeous!  

Chantarelle tart in rye crust

Joys of early summer in Austria. Our local weekly market is full on yummy things! Today I found some “Eierschwammel”, translated it mean egg mushrooms. Do your guess what they could be? Well they are chanterelles, the season is just starting. Chanterelles looked so good so I deside to make tarte from them for lunch…

Poppy seed and Turmenic Hamburger Buns

Hamburgers and buns. What should  I say? I hate those spongy commercial made things that you can get from the supermarkets. If possible I will avoid them. While ago I found a really simple a good hamburger bun recipe which I tried and modified to fit my taste. I have made couple of variations of…

Tomahawk Steak

I have a hubby who’s carnivore with capitol C!  So today was his day when it comes to food. I went shopping to Mekur Market near Wels and they had aged Tomakawk cut steaks. For some reason it is very hard to find dry aged meat in Austria. Austrians are not yet familiar with what…

Asparagus wrapped in FILO 

Today’s recipe is so simple but really good. I will have my wine club ladies over next weekend for wine tasting and I have been racking my head over what to serve? It has to be something light and fit into the wines I will be serving. I also would like to stick with the…

Lemony Asparagus Pasta and Parmesan Chicken

I am still on my asparagus trip but it is starting to wear off. Almost moth eating pasta has taken its toll. But this is one of my new favorites and Kiddo loves it. This pasta is dead easy to make and fast. It will be a real crowd pleaser also. Simple, yet elegant in…