Vegetables, bacon, smetana and goat cheese spread baked in the oven

Vegetables, bacon, smetana and goat cheese spread baked in the oven

As said, this is only a version of numerous, different kinds of vegetable stews made in the oven. Smetana, goat cheese and honey bring their own special flavor to the food and moreover, this dish is really filling. Continue reading “Vegetables, bacon, smetana and goat cheese spread baked in the oven”

Reindeer neck and shank stew

Reindeer neck and shank stew

This is a very rare delicacy: I haven’t seen neck or shank slices sold even in any stores selling reindeer meat. So tasty and tender meat if you only are lucky enough to get some. I’m not sure if the word slice is correct, but I could not find any better word for “kiekko”. Anyhow, I mean meat cut in the shape of a disk, part of a round bone in the middle of it. Continue reading “Reindeer neck and shank stew”

Choucroute garnie

Choucroute garnie

One of my sisters used to live in France, Strasbourg for a few years and thanks to her this meal became a part of our cuisine too. I have always loved this food and can’t really remember why we haven’t seen it in our food table during the last ten years: perhaps my husband got fed up with it or perhaps my children were not so fond of it. The main thing is though that I remembered it, made it and really enjoyed it. Continue reading “Choucroute garnie”

Pyttipanna with Creme Bonjour

Pyttipanna with Creme Bonjour

Pyttipanna is a hodgepodge of food similar to a hash. The term “pytt i panna” is Swedish and means “small pieces in pan”. Pyttipanna belongs especially to Swedish and Finnish cuisine and traditionally consists of potatoes, onions and any kind of chopped or minced meat, all diced and then pan fried. It is often served with fried eggs on the top. Continue reading “Pyttipanna with Creme Bonjour”

Wok with minced meat and vegetables

Wok with minced meat and vegetables

A very easy and quick, but yet very tasty dish. You can use whatever ingredients you happen to have at hand. During the summer we would use Muurikka griddle pan, but outside the barbeque season this dish is made indoors with a wok pan, or any other big enough frying pan. Continue reading “Wok with minced meat and vegetables”

Pasta sauce with chicken and pork loin slices

Pasta sauce with chicken and pork loin slices

The differences between various sauces is usually very slight, but it can still be quite remarkable. Just adding or changing  one or two ingredients means a lot for the final result. So, though I sometimes feel like I am repeating myself with all my pasta sauces, they are still different each in their own way. Continue reading “Pasta sauce with chicken and pork loin slices”

Lambkin roast with “French fries” made of Halloumi

Lambkin roast with “French fries” made of Halloumi

Once again I’ve been busy with the food pages published every Thursday in Helsingin Sanomat. As said already before I’m not quite sure if the recipes in this newspaper are better than those published in other ones, or if it is simply an easy approach since my husband usually reads Helsingin Sanomat from cover to cover. When he has finished the paper he always brings me the food pages, and more often than not asks whether we could try one of the recipes because it seems so delicious. Continue reading “Lambkin roast with “French fries” made of Halloumi”