Pepper steak and French fries

Pepper steak and French fries

There used to be one cat and a lot of mice in this house. The cat didn’t like beef and because of that there was no beef served at the table, only when the cat was away. Nowadays neither cat nor many mice are living here – just one beef loving mouse who could make beef steaks just as much as she likes. And it wouldn’t even be too expensive because one mouse can’t eat very much, even though she loves beef tenderloins and sirloins more than anything. Continue reading “Pepper steak and French fries”

Broiled whole whitefish with flattened oven potatoes

Broiled whole whitefish with flattened oven potatoes

August nights are getting darker little by little, but they are still pretty warm – they are actually just perfect after a very hot day – and making food outdoors is still possible. One never knows when the autumn weather will creep in and when one has to give up making delicious summer foods, let us enjoy as long as we can. Continue reading “Broiled whole whitefish with flattened oven potatoes”

Flattened oven potatoes

Flattened oven potatoes

At some point in this summer, Instagram came up with instructions for making flattened potatoes like those in the image. The idea stuck in my head, but after a while I unfortunately wasn’t quite sure how to make them anymore. Even worse is that I can’t remember the writer of the original recipe (which I greatly apologize for: would have been polite to mention it – so if anyone knows where the recipe might originally come from, please let me know!). Continue reading “Flattened oven potatoes”

Pork and potatoes in Muurikka griddle pan

Pork and potatoes in Muurikka griddle pan

Stew made of pork, potatoes and varying other ingredients is absolutely one of the best summer foods prepared in a Muurikka pan. We have tested f.ex. broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, various vegetable mixes, chili peppers, beans, carrots, asparagus, zucchini along with pork and potatoes and it’s always just as good – no matter what you use. Continue reading “Pork and potatoes in Muurikka griddle pan”

Fennels and goat cheese

Fennels and goat cheese

The strong aromatic flavor of fennel may not appeal to everyone. Especially those who hate the taste of anise will most likely dislike fennels as well. We absolutely love them and we have used them in many various ways, among other things as a part of chicken or meat stews, baked with cream and capers or such a side dish as shown in the opening picture. Continue reading “Fennels and goat cheese”

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”

Baked potatoes and eggplants

Baked potatoes and eggplants

It must have been more than fifteen years ago when I happened to find an Italian cookbook  and this recipe in it. We have done this dish very often, but unfortunately I can’t remember either the name of the book or the author. Therefore I can’t put the original recipe here, but because this is so delicious, I’ll put my own version for you to test. Continue reading “Baked potatoes and eggplants”