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…

Rye Pot Bread

Rye bread,smell  of just baked rye bread is floating in my house! There is a popular misconception that you have to get complicated about rye flour. Not so. You don’t need sourdough, you don’t need molasses, you don’t need oil. You just need the usual four suspects (flour, water, salt, yeast) to make a completely…

Spinach Soup and Feta Börek

Spinach soup is one of my favorite  soups. It is served in Finnish school as lunch,usually with some meat filled pierogi and hard-boiled egg. I have lots of vegetarian friends,and they  ask very often from me recipes. So this time I converted this classical recipe into something new. I used soy milk instead of the normal milk…

Pannukakku ( Oven Pancake) and Star Singers

Winter has arrived to Austria finally! Lots of snow and freezing temperatures. Kiddo and his best friend have been outside from early morning till late evening playing in the snow. Great! I have been enjoying the silence inside the house and at least our Kiddo has been dead tired in the evenings. Something else is also…

Potato and Pumpkin Seed Tea Breads

I have always leftover food and I hate to throw food away! I had some leftover mash potato from the weekend,that I had to get rid off somehow.I went trough my old recipes and stumbled on this one.This is a very simple and fast recipe to make. It is one of the first recipes,which kids…

Pumpkin dinner rolls

Today it happened..Hubby told me that he cannot take anymore anything that has something to do with pumpkin.He is suffering from pumpkin overdose 😀 So this will be maybe my last pumpkin recipe this fall. I cooked pulled pork today and we had pulled pork sandwiches as lunch. I served it with these dinner rolls.I…

Pull-apart Pumpkin and Apple Bread

Hey ho it’s that time of the year when pumpkins are coming into the shops for sale. In Finland pumpkin is not that well-known in cooking.Only in last few years you have started to find good quality Hokkaido or Butternut pumpkins in the shops. Austria is another thing..Austrians use pumpking a lot.One of my favourite…