Cold Honeydew Melon Soup

Geesh is hot! Not complaining,not at all. I like summer in Austria. Just figuring out something to eat is problem.Not much  appetite. So I foraged the fridge. I had one Honeydew melon there. Melon and air-dried ham is alway good.. Then I got an idea. How about cold soup? What should I say?! It was…

Poppies

I did a short bicycle run around us and found blooming poppy fields. So gorgeous ! Poppy is used in Austria for baking,cooking and oil. Here are some pictures I took this morning.

Lilac liquor / Syreeni likööri

Lilacs are one of my favourite spring early summer flowers. The smell is so intoxicating and the blooms are delicate. Long time ago while visiting friends in Vienna I got as aperitif sekt that had some Lilac liquor in it. It was something else! The smell,wow.. Since that I have been making Lilac liquor myself….

Pasta Caprese / Mozzarella-tomaatti pasta

My garden is starting to bear its fruits. I harvested today first heirloom tomatoes. This is a very simple and refreshing recipe from my good friend from Italy. All you need is tomatoes,mozzarella, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper…As always,I never ever stay with given recipe. Temptation to throw in some lovely herbs,, from my…

Rhubarb cheese cake / Raparperi juustokakku

Rhubarb season is in full swing and last week came first local Austrian strawberries in the market. I had to do something yummy with both of them together. This is the result. I was approved by my hubby and neighbour. Summer welcome and all wonderful flavours that go with it! Crust 300 g spelt flour…

Jalapeno and Cheddar bread

One of my friends from US posted a picture of lovely Jalapeno Cheddar bread that she had bought. You think I can get something like that here? No ! So what to do? My friend took a photo from the ingredients list and I started experimenting. First time try resulted in quite lame tasting bread,…

Wild Garlic soup

Wild garlic season is here again! I went to the forest today and managed to pick a bag of it before it started to rain. After I got home I started to look for my soup recipe and OMG!!! I just noticed that I haven’t ever written my Ramson soup recipe officially here. What a…

Cardamom and Rhubarb Cookies

Oh, how I have been waiting for spring to come! Winter was so long this year (two months or so 😀 ) Lots have happened during the winter time, and that’s why I have been bit quiet on my food blogging,no inspiratin honestly. But I will try to be bit more active again. I found…

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…