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Ravintolapäivä Autumn 2012

Ravintolapäivä Autumn 2012

The weekend before last was Ravintolapäivä again. After debating with myself for some time, I decided to not hold another stall this Restaurant Day but rather to participant on the other side of the fence. It was a lovely day and reminded me again of what a lovely tradition Restaurant Day is. Without wanting to […]

Baked "Scrambled" Eggs

Baked “Scrambled” Eggs

After years of Maiju pining for another dog I finally relented. So as of a week ago we a new family member. Anyway, whilst I’ve been a bit on the tired and lazy side lately, conversely we’ve had *loads* of visitors. So last Sunday, we had brunch at ours. I love a good brunch eh. […]

Well at least she was quiet for a good reason while eating this...


Maiju has been down for a few days with laryngitis so to cheer her up last weekend I made her pancakes. 1 egg 1C of milk ½C sugar (optional) about 1C glutenfree flour salt butter Notes: Keep in mind that different flours can absorb fluid in vastly different quantities. That’s why I say about a cup. Just […]


Eggs Benedict with Roasted Portobello Mushrooms and Wilted Spinach

It was Maiju’s bday yesterday, so I thought breaky in bed was in order. Maiju’s fave breaky being my eggs benny. This time round I tweaked things bit and it was damn good. The recipe is essentially the same as last time, but I had the Hollandaise a bit sharper (with added lemon juice) and […]

Three: leave to set in a cool place.

Rocky Road

Rocky road is a bit of a classic from the Antipodes. If I’m honestly, probably more Australian than Kiwi, but when you’re this far from home there’s not really so much difference. And when you’re that far from home I guess no one would know – unless of course you were to tell them I […]

Maiju is definitely the great at craftwork.

Ravintolapäivä / Restaurant Day

So last Sunday was Restaurant Day again. And after years of thinking it would be funny to join in, this year I did. Restaurant Day from Cocoa on Vimeo. Firstly, I suppose I should tell you what it is. In short: for one day everyone is encouraged to open their own restaurant. It’s been running […]

Not from the day of the story but you get the idea.

Shaved Fennel Salad

Today has been the example of what a great summer day can be in Helsinki. Went for a long walk in the morning, had an awesome gluten-free breaky (apologies, Finnish only, but I recommend if you’re in the area), stopped at the local farmers market and bought a bunch of fresh veges. Then some friends […]

Torta di Cioccolata: Chocolate and Walnut Mud Cake

The best thing when making cakes is not to try to ‘tweak’ cakes where wheat flour is the main component but rather focus on those that where gluten was never really a key component to start with. That means forgetting about certain favorites but also means opening up new avenues too. Every cloud has a […]

ready to go.

Bell Pepper and Onion Fajitas with Guacamole

The secret to this are the following things: guacamole from fresh avocados (don’t even joke about jarred guac, you may as well use wallpaper paste) nice, fresh, glutenfree tortillas really well-caramellised, sweet onions and peppers Guacamole 2 ripe avocados a small red onion 1 juicy lime (or failing that a lemon will do) Start by […]

Preview of fajitas.

Tortilla Flatbreads

I stumbled across a couple of recipes for tortillas recently. And buoyed by the fact that some other people had had success, and as Mexican food is completely awesome, I had a go myself. And the result was actually better than I could have imagined. Tasty, totally looked the part, pliable and flexible like I […]