The unbearable difficulty of photographing

The unbearable difficulty of photographing

Few years ago I wrote on my blog site “About me”  that my daughter gave me a camera – not brand new but much better than my old one. First I took pictures of dogs and fish, but finally got bored and turned to food – only to run into different kinds of problems. Believe it or not, food isn’t as easy to catch in photos as pug faces, although I thought otherwise. Pugs are running from one place to another and sometimes they are not very willing to pose, whereas food instead stays nicely on the plate without protesting either. Continue reading “The unbearable difficulty of photographing”

Little tales from my kitchen, part. 1

Little tales from my kitchen, part. 1

No one is born a master. Cooking is one of the things that requires practice, sometimes through trial and error.  Doubt any chef has been able to avoid making at least some mistakes while learning their trade, while some of us have managed to make a series of unfortunate events in the kitchen. Continue reading “Little tales from my kitchen, part. 1”

Good things come to those who wait

Good things come to those who wait

When making food with my new slow cooker it was just impossible not to bring to mind the old Finnish proverb “good things come to those who wait”. Simmering food on low temperature is an old tradition to which electrical slow cooker pots have brought a new dimension. Continue reading “Good things come to those who wait”

Food leftover delicacies

Food leftover delicacies

All kinds of half-used foods not to mention leftovers are generally found in the depths of anyone’s fridge, but there is no point to throw them away on the spot. Just like you sometimes do not use all parts of the ingredients needed for a dish, the remains can be worth using in other dishes. In other words, like the title says, you can make food leftover delicacies. Continue reading “Food leftover delicacies”

Quite a drink to keep you healthy

Quite a drink to keep you healthy

My stomach and I have not been living in perfect harmony during the past few years. I could hardly eat anything without looking like a balloon afterwards, not to mention the horrible pain in my stomach. It finally occurred to me that there was a possibility of a heightened immune response to gluten, my family has a history of coeliac disease after all. Continue reading “Quite a drink to keep you healthy”

Best food in the world – mushrooms!

Best food in the world – mushrooms!

My grandmother and mother were originally Karelians who moved to other parts of Finland as evacuees. Karelian and Russian people have always used mushrooms as a part of  their diet, and the evacuees brought this delicacy to the Finnish kitchens – although they were met with quite a lot of prejudice, after all were you REALLY going to eat food meant for cows? Continue reading “Best food in the world – mushrooms!”