World’s simplest Garden Berry Crêpe Cake

“Lätty” or Crêpe is something that kids and adults both love. Beloved child has many names.In Austria it is called “Palatschinke”, In Germany Pfannkuchen. In Finland we call it “Lätty”. Yep,finnish is such a wonderful and easy language 😉 Crêpe or “Lätty” came to Finland from Russia, where it is called “Blini”. Or then again, maybe…

Asparagus Quiche and first salad from my own garden

Finally it is warm in Austria. Spring has been so cold and rainy this year. So, today, I have been working in garden the whole day.Digging and weeding. I mowed the lawn, sprayed the weeds with vinegar soap mixture to kill them,cleaned vegetable garden and planted some flower bulbs which I have been saving since…

Green asparagus risotto and pistachio parmesan chicken

Asparagus…Asparagus.. You wait for it..You crave after it.Every spring same thing.  Waiting and checking up when asparagus stand close to us opens.Well, they are open and I bought my favourite green asparagus. Recipe is very similar to my Wood Garlic risotto. I had one small addition, which i would not normally use. I had some…

Green Asparagus and Parmesan Tartelettes

Asparagus season has started! So the spring is truly here. it is some sort of obsession of mine to have asparagus in form or a nother as soon as local asparagus is in the shops. This spring has been really cold so season has been delayed at least by a week. This is how it…

Potato blinis

Blinis..part of Finnish winter food which has its roots deeply in Russia and russian food culture. Blinis are eaten during the cold winter months with fish roe or just with fish.Winter food..Hevy and fatty..Blinis are usually made with buckwheat flour. I found this recipe last Christmas in one of the Finnish magazines. Idea of using…

Wood Garlic risotto with shrimps (and other shenanigans)

It has been one of those days when WTF?? has been my first thought.. This being one of them. I am used to all kind of disturbances, but it always makes me wonder a bit, when I hear :” Booot-bo-boot-koot-ko-koo”, behind my kitchen window, because I do not have chicken! I do not have anything…

Gnocchi with Wood Garlic Pesto and Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Continuing with Wood Garlic saga…  I guess I am overdoing it little ,but don’t worry it will ware out soon. I spent whole morning in the kitchen today, and I had fun! Lunch turned out to be good, even though I almost managed to have green walls. Yeah,idiot me opened blender lid bit too early…..

Easy Spelt Bread and creamy Wood Garlic soup

Wood garlic season, or Bärlauch, as it is called here in Austria has started! Nice, big leafs all over the forest to be harvested. I went to pick up some Bärlauch earlier this week, and now I will use this wonderful herb in my cooking’s during the weekend. Every year when season starts first thing what…

Mr. Hulks Green Spinach pancakes

There are a couple of things, which kids do not like to eat, and spinach is one of them. But then again pancakes or crepes..Whole different story.My Kiddo requests me to make spinach crepes quite often. I do not like to use wheat flour so I replaced it with Spelt flour. Spinach pancakes are easy to…