Food & Drink

Summer Sauté

From the end of May through the second week in July, Jimmy and I were traveling non-stop (In case you hadn’t noticed with the scramble of belated posts).¬†Finally, we are settled in Finland for a straight month with only regional weekend trip planned. Yeah, for us, that is a slow month. And we are finally […] Read more…

Pasta Night, Ragazzi

  Last week, I sat on the couch devouring episode after episode of Call the Midwife and The Paradise, dozing in and out of a Nyquil haze and just generally feeling badly for myself. The week of travel over our Easter holiday had come at a price: it started in my throat, took my voice, […] Read more…

Runeberg Cakes

Turns out, February 5th is a special cake-eating day here in Finland. Runeberg cakes, more precisely. Not that the celebration is for the cakes; really it is just an excuse to these little round almond cakes topped with raspberry jam. And, hey, you don’t have to convince me to eat cake. These little pastries are […] Read more…

Call me Julia

Here are some highlights from the last few weeks. You can go ahead and call me Julia Child. Mussels. The cheapest luxury item found in Helsinki, 5 euro for 1 kilogram. I am pretty darn impressed with myself, considering that I had never even eaten mussels prior to this. I think it is much easier […] Read more…