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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Spring Vegetable and Ricotta Quiche for Easter Brunch

I have been racking my head for Easter Brunch ideas. It should be something reasonably easy to make but same time pretty and have spring spelled all over it. Last fall I made simple quiche with Parmesan crust and topped it with tomatoes from my own garden. The taste was amazing and texture great,so I…

Laskiaispulla.. Shrovetide Brioche Finnish way..

Laskiainen, Shrovetide, is a mid winter sliding festival in Finland, but it marked originally the beginning of the 40-day long Easter fast, practiced among the Catholics and the Orthodox Christians. Fasting was both spiritual and physical purification and meditation, while meat, milk, eggs, cheese, butter and other dairy products were forbidden to eat. Shrovetide was…