Delicious and Easy Salmon Recipe from Finland

Delicious and Easy Salmon Recipe from Finland

The first warm and sunny summer days hit my hometown couple of days ago, and we have been enjoying every ray of the sun. Our pale vampire skin has been glazed with sunscreen, of course. Barbecue and summer food has been the theme of the weekend. For the next couple of...

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7 Things to Know about Food Shopping in Finland

7 Things to Know about Food Shopping in Finland

Today I write about a necessary chore in everybody's life - the fascinating task of going to the grocery store! I just have a hunch that if you are ever in Finland, you might wonder to a market of some sort to get at least snacks. There are some things you may...

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Finnish Buns and Pea Soup – with a Tutorial Video!

Finnish Buns and Pea Soup – with a Tutorial Video!

Who loves Finnish buns? I know I do! This is an easy video tutorial on how to make a traditional Finnish 2-course winter meal in 10 minutes. This meal has pea soup as a main course and buns for the dessert. Pea soup and buns are something typically served after...

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How to Grow Potatoes (like a Finn)

How to Grow Potatoes (like a Finn)

Growing potatoes and baking rye bread are what kept us Finns alive for centuries. That is why we all have a bit (or a lot!) of dirt under nails. Many families still grow potatoes, maybe not for the whole year need as in the history, but at least for the short summer...

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