Creamy soup made of carrots and potatoes

Creamy soup made of carrots and potatoes

Creamy vegetable soups are very simple and easy to make. They are all tasty in their own way, and are a suitable dish for both everyday cooking and fancier meals. With herbs you can conjure different types of flavors, depending what herbs you use. This carrot soup is like a small sun on a plate, just looking at it makes me happy – not to mention eating it. Continue reading “Creamy soup made of carrots and potatoes”

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”

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”

Rosemary potatoes

Rosemary potatoes

Sometime last summer I found a recipe for coriander potatoes. Cooked potatoes were rolled in yoghurt spiced with coriander. For some reason I didn’t like them at all and the potatoes were left uneaten. At first I thought that I would never try anything like this again, but nothing ventured, nothing gained as the saying goes. Continue reading “Rosemary potatoes”

Very tasty potato salad

Very tasty potato salad

In Finland Frankfurters with potato salad have belonged to New Year’s celebration for quite a long time – if not as a main meal but more like a late night dish when the party continues into the small hours of the night. Formerly Frankfurters used to be a special and expensive delicacy of the upper class people and it mostly belonged to two  festive occasions: New Year and the 1st of May. Continue reading “Very tasty potato salad”

Romanesco cauliflower baked in cream sauce

Romanesco cauliflower baked in cream sauce

When I some time ago added a recipe for Brussels sprouts in creamy sauce to my English site, I wrote that it was even better than delicious. And indeed it was! But now I’m forced to say that Romanesco cauliflower prepared in a similar way seems to be even better if ever possible. Without further ado I can just say that this dish is really worth trying.

This casserole suits really well with all kind of meat, but it doesn’t necessarily need anything to serve on the side. Continue reading “Romanesco cauliflower baked in cream 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”