Finnish Split Pea Soup in Crockpot

  There is nothing more satisfying on a cold and snowy day than this soup.This is a true Nordic favorite. Every Thursday, Finns across the country (and many Scandinavians across the other Nordic countries) gather for a ritual of deep meaning – the ceremonial meal of pea soup with ham and pancakes with jam! In…

Creamy Pecorino Garlic and Chantarelle Pasta

Last school week started. My hands are full of work. Preparing for school ending party,doing teachers gifts etc. I bakes some oat strawberry cookies. Well hell..And managed to burn half of the patch in the baking process! As my hubby says: “Burned crispy bits are very important nutritional croup!” Kiddo’s teacher gets a bottle of…

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…

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…

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…

Asparagus and Chicken Stir Fry

Traditional asparagus dishes aside! One of my big foodie loves is Asian food. This recipe is compining couple of different world kitchens that has had influence on me. Asian cooking is one of my favorites to do. Taste,color and easiness of it is what I love. Stir fry some are so simple to do and…

Mac & Cheese

Spring means for me busy time outside. Cleaning the garden and planting the things. Cursing voles and moles, and the damage they have done in my garden during the winter time. This also means that I do not have time for fancy and time consuming cooking,so I tend to do lots of soups and casaroles….

Avocado Pasta and Turmenic Spiced Shrimps

Today has been busy day,I hardly had time to think what to cook, because there’s new baby on the block. My neighbor brought little baby girl in the world this morning, and I am all exited for her, and anxious to see little Diana Katharina 😍 Excitement aside,family needed feeding! This is my favorite avocado…

Cashew Chicken (with Zoodels)

Asian foods,in all forms are one of my favourite things to cook. They are tasty,helthy and fast to cook, at least if you have done little preparations beforehand you start to cook. My intention was to serve this with zoodels,those curly noodels from zucchini, but due to me being idiot, I forgot to buy Zucchini….

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…

Chicken and Cauliflower Gyros,well almost Gyros..

I made a New Years promise for myself ,to try to cook healthy whole foods this year. Plan is to make dinner plan for whole week, in rder to save time and money. Today I cooked new version from Greek  Gyros. I used Cauliflower, spinach,chicken and feta cheese. Pita bread was ready bought, but my intention is…