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”

Lamb shank, creamy garlic potatoes and fresh salad

Lamb shank, creamy garlic potatoes and fresh salad

Any food made of lamb is loved in many countries, especially at Easter. I can quite well remember that in Finland there were only a few days time to get any lamb in stores before Easter. Meat was domestic, of course, and it was sold fresh, and so it is even nowadays: you can get fresh domestic lamb meat only at Easter. There is lamb meat on sale in stores all around the year, but it is usually frozen or vacuum packed and imported from New Zealand. Continue reading “Lamb shank, creamy garlic potatoes and fresh salad”

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”

Roast beef and smetana sauce

Roast beef and smetana sauce

Not eating meat is a decision,
eating meat is an instinct.

– Denis Leary –

I am not a vegan and supposedly I will never become a vegan. Either eating meat is an instinct or something totally different, but I just love it (though I painfully well know that some producers keep their animals under very poor circumstances and treat them badly). Continue reading “Roast beef and smetana sauce”

Vegetables and pork meat baked in Muurikka griddle pan

Vegetables and pork meat baked in Muurikka griddle pan

When the summer began, it really rushed in. On the First of May we were still forced to change our plans to make food outdoors because of steady rain and cold weather. Since that the weather has been shiny and hot every single day. Our garden has to be watered all the time because it hasn’t rained a drop and I very much want to keep my lawn green and all the flower seedlings alive. Continue reading “Vegetables and pork meat baked in Muurikka griddle pan”

Risotto made of melon, boletes, jalapenos and minced meat

Risotto made of melon, boletes, jalapenos and minced meat

What on earth happened? I thought I was making just a relatively everyday minced meat risotto, which has always been very tasty. This one though turned out to be something so delicious that I possibly haven’t eaten such a good risotto ever before. Continue reading “Risotto made of melon, boletes, jalapenos and minced meat”