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”

Brazilian shrimp stew

Brazilian shrimp stew

I have always had the opinion that eating very spicy food regularly ends up killing all mild and delicate aromas – and I still think that one should not spoil his/her taste buds by eating only hot meals. Anyhow, with my children’s food preferences I’ve also got used to hotter flavors and now I could almost REALLY say: “the hotter, the better”. Continue reading “Brazilian shrimp stew”

Smoked ham pie

Smoked ham pie

My mother used to make this pie a long time ago. Not to feed our family but to be served for guests. I used to make this for guests as well as for family meals. Tastes good when warm, but surprisingly it gets even better when cooled down. That’s why it has been a good banquet salty snack. I have no idea of the origin of this recipe – I have just followed my mother’s advice. Continue reading “Smoked ham pie”

Gluten free doughnuts

Gluten free doughnuts

In the good old times I used to bake doughnuts every First of May. When I started a gluten free diet, I didn’t make them for a long time. To make a perfect gluten free dough you need a couple of tricks in order to succeed. I can do the dough very well nowadays although I used to think that rolling and stretching doughnuts is just mission impossible. Continue reading “Gluten free doughnuts”

Five fresh salads

Five fresh salads

Like on the previous salad post, I will not include exact amounts of different ingredients, but rather focus on the different combinations of flavours. Everyone can make the salads as they prefer, and you can easily leave out, replace or add different ingredients. The dressings can be made based on one’s own preference – I personally like fairly simple dressings to accompany my salad.  Continue reading “Five fresh salads”

Mascarpone cream, vanilla and chocolate

Mascarpone cream, vanilla and chocolate

Mascarpone cream is just the most delightful and delicious dessert, and works really well on its own when served with coffee instead of cookies or ice cream. Cream can be used for filling cakes or swiss rolls as well. And to top it all, it’s also really easy to make! Continue reading “Mascarpone cream, vanilla and chocolate”