It's unfamiliar to me to have a GF baked good that actually requires tearing apart. Normally they just crumble. I guess that
s all the proteins and fiber from the eggs and bananas.

Buckwheat Apple and Pecan Muffins

We had our first child just a week or so ago (awesome!) so in preparation for the steady stream of guests I’ve been baking a little. These muffins are quick, easy, moist and according to the first round visitors “don’t taste glutenfree at all”. In addition they’re not overly sweet (as some muffins can be) […]

yum

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Pretty much exactly this time last year, Maiju and myself were at a wedding where we were served this soup. And from that moment it’s been on my list of things to try. At the wedding it was topped with black truffle, but as that’s a) very difficult to get hold of here and b) […]

coolng on the windowsill.

Almond Sponge and Prune Jam

Prune jam really doesn’t sound like it’d be very good. But it is actually. I had a jar of it kicking around that didn’t get used up at Christmas (it’s a Christmas tradition here) and so decided to used it up with my go-to cake/sponge recipe, which is probably the easiest and best GF cake […]

Food: sounds ymmu. Music ("dub"): sounds very bass-y

Ravintolapäivä/Restaurant Day Spring 2013

Again RP swung around and again we went wandering around Kallio sampling various delicacies. No long prose about how cool restaurant day is this time around. You can read the two previous entries if you like. Just a few pics, to try to share the atmosphere in a more visual way. But in short, it […]

Saffron Rice Stuffed Capsicums

Saffron Rice Stuffed Capsicums

Not much to say about this than that they’re awesome. And the saffron makes a real difference so it’s pays to track it down. 200ml basmati rice 400ml water a big handful of parsley a dozen olives a medium red onion about 150g of semi roasted tomatoes (aka ‘sun-blush’) a pinch of saffron 1t of smoked […]

Fresh tomato salsa is oddly enough, refreshing

Pico de Gallo/Fresh Tomato Salsa

We’ve begun having Mexican food fairly regularly at home. That’s basically because it works pretty well for us. Vegetarian and Celiac friendly, damn tasty and for extra points, reasonably healthy. And if you’re making homemade  Mexican, you might as well make your own salsa. Jarred salsa is good, perfectly fine even, it’s just not the […]

totally awesome

Super Moist Grain Free Carrot Cake

The annoying thing about being Celiac and baking is that it seems to me that most 5 different exotic flours (that are a nightmare to track down in Helsinki). This isn’t like that at all. It’s only has 5 ingredients. No flour at all. And is super easy. It’s also totally awesome tasting and with […]

Ready for the oven.

Double Chocolate and Almond Cookies

So I have been quite a fan of cookies in the past. In particular Cookie Time cookies (a famous-in-New-Zealand brand). So much so that at my 21st birthday my mates gave me a litre of milk and a cookie. Bastards. Due to an unfortunate timing issue between my diagnosis and my mum sending a care […]

Frozen Lingonberries and Caramel Sauce

Frozen Lingonberries and Caramel Sauce

Picking wild mushrooms and berries is a tradition held close to the heart in Finland. It’s held so dearly that there is a law to protect it: it’s Everyman’s Right to pick the fruits of the forest (even from private land). Those berries and mushrooms are definitely one of the best things about eating in Finland. […]

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 […]