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Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

It might be kinda hackneyed but it’s damn easy and damn good: It’s still one of those go-to recipes that will never cheat me and is guaranteed to put a smile on Maiju’s face. How could you resist making this here in heartland mushroom country? Finns are a nation of prehistoric forest-dwellers. And mushrooms and […]

Black-eyed-pea Curry

Black-eyed-pea Curry

Not the the cheesy pop group but the bean… It’s funny to me that I, the (ex-)quintessential meat-eater: am largely vegetarian these days keep a vegetarian blog have just realised that many of the recipes here are actually vegan You could seriously have not made me believe that of future-me only a few years ago. […]

the secret ingredient

Roasted Potato, Chilli and Tomato Hash

I’m slightly at a lose at how I should catergorise this recipe. I stumbled upon some smoked paprika the other day and reminded of my most memorable culinary experiences on a trip to Spain, was inspired to through together some kind of potatas bravas thing. Only thing is, I don’t think potatas bravas really goes […]

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

I haven’t exactly been on a health kick lately…. Note: the proportions are for my pan – which happens to be about 10inchs in diameter – you might need to scale this to work for you. I would say at least that the apples should be pretty packed into the pan (they shrink substantially when […]

Notice that vein of chocolate. So good.

White Chocolate and Cherry Muffins

I used to make these white chocolate and cherry muffins. And they were awesome. And then I became allergic to wheat. The other day I found a glutenfree ready muffin mix in the supermarket (Sunnuntai). I’m not really in to premade stuff but ┬áin this case I give myself a “free pass” – as to […]

The cable factory in the dead of winter (Cable Factory = Kaapeli Tehdas)

Jacket Potatoes

I work in a technology park. That is to say that it’s a suburb full of metal and glass, modern architecture, Nerds and Suits. However next to our office is the Cable Factory. Formerly an actual, for real factory that made cables and currently a refurbished space for the arts. Galleries, theatres, Kung Fu studios, […]

Minted, Boozy Pineapple Salad

Minted, Boozy Pineapple Salad

The simple things are the best eh. Maybe I’m just lazy but seriously when I’m walking a TV chef add 5 different herbs to a salad I’m thinkin, bugger that for a laugh. A) I just can’t be asked with that (finding them all etc) and B) it’s not particularly cheap in this part of […]

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta

Bruscetta is one of those things I figured I’d never eat again. And I always loved it. So I was quite happy to find the other day in the frozen foods section, some gluten free ciabatta (with the brand Fria – most of their bread seems pretty good actually). And also some lovely looking colourful […]

Peanut and Chocolate Brownie

Peanut and Chocolate Brownie

Maiju’s away for the weekend so I’ve spent the weekend fixing stuff around the flat and cleaning. And cooking. I stumbled upon this brownie recipe the other day and had to try it. So I had a crack at it this arvo and I have to say it’s a winner. Peanutty but not overpoweringly so. […]

Summer veges.

Ratatouille – Turkish style

I have found the secret to a good ratatouille and it is two words: olive oil. I remember making my first ratatouille only a couple of years ago, in a mates flat in Paris, while myself and old Kiwi mate were 6 weeks training through western Europe. Good trip. Awesome feed. One of maybe on […]