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Glutenfree in Bordeaux

Glutenfree in Bordeaux

There hasn’t been much written here recently. This is because I haven’t been at home for the last 6 or 7 weeks. Instead I’ve been in the south of France working and in Thailand having fun. Both trips where fantastic. In the culinary sense and in pretty much every other way too. And both were, […]

tasty green spears

Grilled Asparagus with Pine nuts and Parmesan

For some odd reason I was under the impression that I didn’t like asparagus. Well when you’re as restricted as we are it doesn’t pay to have many of those types of things – or else you soon won’t have anything left at all. In any case I have no idea where I got that […]

Tosca Cake

The name sounds very Italian to me but this cake is very popular in Finland. One might even say traditional. It’s basically a simple vanilla cake topped with toffee and almonds. But no less tasty for that. This is a glutenfree version I adapted from the recipe I found here. Cake 3 eggs 250ml sugar […]

Goats Cheese, Red Pesto and Caramellised Onion Pasta

Goats Cheese, Red Pesto and Caramellised Onion Pasta

I still quite vividly recall my revulsion and disappointment the first time I tried gluten-free pasta. It was precisely that moment when I dejectedly decided to forgo pasta entirely – so despondent was I. So that was about a year ago. I have eaten in the last couple of months pasta on a couple of occasions. […]

Eggs Benny

Eggs Benedict and Smoked Salmon

One of the things I miss about NZ is the cafe breakfast culture. Going out for breakfast has become a lot more popular in Finland over the last 5 years (I don’t think there was anywhere you could even go back then) but still it’s not quite on a par with my homeland. Mostly there […]


Yellow Prawn Curry and Mango Lassi

Asian food suits us down to the ground. Flavoursome, not much gluten and plenty of vegetarian and fish options. So somewhat out of necessity I’m getting better at making food from Asia. It’s one of those things were you think “actually it’s not that bad being in my situation – my horizons have for certain […]

lovely passionfruit - why do I live in Finland again?

Rice Pudding and Two Minute Caramel Passionfruit Sauce

I bought a test tube full of vanilla pods some weeks ago. And them promptly dropped it on the floor and smashed it. So I’ve been searching for vanilla using recipes: What better than rice pudding? It’s funny to me that “exotic” things like passionfruit or mint can go 6 months between sightings here in […]

Broccoli, Capsicum and Ginger Stir-fry

It’s dishes like this that have made me appreciate being celiac. Now I have to make everything from scratch – so I know where everything that goes into my food comes from. I find that curiously satisfying. I love fresh ginger, in the way that I can’t believe I ever cooked with ginger powder (it’s […]

before: portobello mushies, thyme, chilli and cheddar....

Baked Mushrooms

In the spirit of Stone Soups “5 ingredients or less” here’s lunch I made the other day, courtesy of Jamie Oliver. Taste all of about 5 minutes work and tastes great. Would work as a light lunch with a salad, as a side dish or just as a yummy snack as we had it. Portobello […]

Mum's Creme Brulee

Mum’s Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is one of those things that exemplifies French food. Simple, it’s basically just cooked custard with a sugary coating but a mouthful of a well made creme brulee is heaven. I’ve seen a million recipes for this – this one is from my mum and has never failed me. You can flavour your custard […]