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”

Dukkah salmon and vegetables baked in the oven

Dukkah salmon and vegetables baked in the oven

Salmon is for many. It’s excellent when fresh-salted, delicious when smoked, tasty in soups, almost heavenly when flamed and it can be made seasoned with various ways… in other words: it is always good, no matter how you make it. Continue reading “Dukkah salmon and vegetables baked in the oven”

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”

Broccoli in pine seed butter

Broccoli in pine seed butter

Simple is beautiful. And very often the most simple food is also the most delicious. One of these delicacies is broccoli in pine seed butter – this combination of three ingredients truly gives a delightful taste sensation. As one of my daughters said: “Best broccoli ever!”. And by the way, I agree! Continue reading “Broccoli in pine seed butter”

Ajvar sauce

Ajvar sauce

I can’t really tell if the recipes published on the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat every Thursday are exceptionally good, and worth testing, or is it simply because of me taking my time to read the paper every time. Probably the latter; world is full of delicious foods and recipes, but you don’t catch them the same way as you do when reading the paper. Even when searching recipes online, you need to know beforehand what you’re looking for. Continue reading “Ajvar sauce”

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”