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This actually holds together pretty well for a glutenfree cake - as you might be able to see from the texture here.

Citrus Almond Cake

In the last couple of years I’ve tried a few cakes is this ilk: which is to say, cakes made from citrus and almond flour. I think this is the best of the bunch. Apparently I’m not the only one who thought it was decent: all Maiju’s teacher colleagues requested the recipe, after I sent […]

Not too heavy and pretty damn tasty.

Harissa Quinoa and Grilled Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad

Quinoa is couscous for Celiacs. And like couscous, it’s pretty bland unless you flavour it with something. Harissa is a good something. Combine that with some grilled still warm veges and a citrus vinaigrette and you’ve a pretty damn tasty slap-up lunch. Harissa Quinoa 2T Harissa 2C quinoa 4 spring onions a handful of fresh […]

The final article.

Cardamom, Coconut and Pistachio Kulfi Truffles

This is kinda ‘cheats’ version of the famous Indian desert. Kulfi to me is like ice-cream, this isn’t that. But it hits the same kind of flavours, is way easier to make, doesn’t require an ice-cream maker or to be kept frozen. So while often it’s nice to take your time and do things properly, […]

Caramellised Bananas

This is another one of those things where is a way it’s soo simple that it perhaps doesn’t warrant the description “recipe”. And yet, on the flip side, it’s exactly that simplicity and the time it takes compared to the result that makes it awesome. It the perfect kind desert for unexpected guests – you’ll likely have all the ingredients […]

Silky smooth and smokey.

Smokey Butternut and Red Pepper Soup

I never could have imagined years ago that I’d eat and enjoy pumpkin soup but there you go. This is actually pretty awesome. Creamy, savoury and rich. 1 medium sized butternut squash 2 red peppers 2 medium onions 4 cloves of garlic 2L vegetable stock 1½t smoked paprika (i.s. “spanish paprika”) sunflower oil 3 bay […]

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

The winter in Finland can be rough. Especially if you, like me, come from a temperate country and the concept of the real, hard winter is completely foreign to you. Foreign to the point of never having seen it snow before let alone experience the ankle-deep snow, biting cold and 18h hours a day of […]

Rich and hearty vege stew.

Chachouka: North African Capsicum Stew with Eggs

Last week I stumbled upon the English cooking series the River Cottage. In particular, upon the season in which the protagonist goes vegetarian for the summer. I immediately felt a great deal of affinity for this. As a former voracious meat-eater (from a country of voracious meat-eaters) and current not-quite-vegetarian but appreciator of the vegetarianism, I couldn’t agree more […]

Basic garlic version

Aioli: homemade garlic mayonnaise

We had a tapas evening with friends to celebrate to New Years. It was a great success – actually I must admit that it was much better than expected even. Pretty much everything put on the table was great. And I found a couple more recipes which I must steal and put up here some […]