Italian

Panzanella: Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad

Panzanella: Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad

I realise that this is well out of season, but as a couple of weeks ago I was home in New Zealand, happily eating this in my parents front yard I had to share it. Panzanella is a classic Mediterranean salad, and so has all the classic Mediterranean flavours: basil, garlic, olives etc. But tomatoes […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stone pasta

Cooking is art, right? Well, not if you are talking about my cooking. I can only cook successfully if I follow the recipe, step by step. I’ve always envied those kind of people who can just improvise. I’ve tried, trust me. I couldn’t even eat that shit. Well, when I first met Nerd, i didn’t […]