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Savory & Comforting Finnish Cabbage Casserole Recipe

Savory & Comforting Finnish Cabbage Casserole Recipe

Are you ready to cook a Finnish classic? I bet pretty much every Finn has eaten cabbage casserole at some point in their life. In Finnish, we call this dish kaalilaatikko. Cabbage is that type of veggie you either love or hate, but this recipe will definitely lure you...

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How to Experience Midsummer Magic in Finland

How to Experience Midsummer Magic in Finland

You might have heard that celebrating Midsummer is a huge thing in the Nordic countries. That's definitely true for Finland where this summer highlight takes place during the second last weekend of June. As the name suggests, Midsummer is a public holiday that...

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30 Famous Finnish Sayings that Will Inspire You

30 Famous Finnish Sayings that Will Inspire You

The Finnish language is full of sayings and wisdom. I feel that Finnish proverbs are the backbone of the Finnish culture because they offer a way of saying your thoughts without being too pushy. Finns hate to be pushy! help you understand others help you do the right...

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The Complete Guide to Finnish Breakfast

The Complete Guide to Finnish Breakfast

Put your pain au chocolat or Lucky Charms aside, here comes Finnish breakfast! What are Finns eating at breakfast? The most significant difference between Finnish and many other breakfasts is that Finns rarely eat anything especially sweet, like pastries or sugar cereals, in the morning time.

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7 Finnish Foods to Try at a Grocery Store

7 Finnish Foods to Try at a Grocery Store

Are you on a quest to find some amazing Finnish foods in a grocery store and puzzled by the options? Let a Finn help you out! As a fellow foodie, I've collected here seven Finnish foods you can find in a local supermarket and should totally taste when you're in...

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Dive into the Finnish Lifestyle

Modern Log Home Escape with Finnish Design Tips

Modern Log Home Escape with Finnish Design Tips

When you typically think of a log home, you probably think of the traditional log cabin, you know the one, it’s old and drowning in dark brown wood everywhere. In Finland we definitely have plenty of those, especially next to a lake and forest, but there’s a huge modern log home trend…

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May Day in Finland – Finnish Spring Carnival

May Day in Finland – Finnish Spring Carnival

There are a couple of ways you can experience a Finnish carnival. The biggest party happens when Finland wins the ice-hockey world championship. Fortunately, Finland won in 2019, but, unfortunately, the next time the world championships will be played is quite...

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Discover the Finnish Language

30 Famous Finnish Sayings that Will Inspire You

30 Famous Finnish Sayings that Will Inspire You

The Finnish language is full of sayings and wisdom. I feel that Finnish proverbs are the backbone of the Finnish culture because they offer a way of saying your thoughts without being too pushy. Finns hate to be pushy! help you understand others help you do the right...

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Best Finnish Language Learning Resources for Beginners

Best Finnish Language Learning Resources for Beginners

Woohoo, you want to learn Finnish! I couldn’t be more excited! Even though Finnish is a small language, there are a lot of free and paid resources for learning Finnish. Before diving into these wonderful tools, I’ll talk about how to set you up for success when learning the Finnish language…

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7 Laid-back and Delicious Things to Do in Lahti

7 Laid-back and Delicious Things to Do in Lahti

Lahti has so many things going for it! The city center offers incredible forest trails next to winter stadion, Alvar Aalto architecture, whiskey tasting and mouthwatering Finnish cooking. Lahti is a fantastic non-touristy day trip destination from Helsinki!

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