Category Archives: Food

Cream Cheese Cake

In Finland we celebrate Father’s Day always on the second Sunday in November which this year was Sunday 11th. I showed my husband a photo of a cream cheese cake called “Plum Enchantment”. Looks good he said but, wait, here’s the newest issue of the K-Ruoka magazine, doesn’t this cream cheese, chocolate, coffee cake also look delicious. Yes, sure does. Let’s have it for Father’s Day. We then have the Plum Enchantment for Christmas.

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Homemade Apple Jam

Not much but, one small jar of apple jam. It’s very sweet. The recipe said apple, sugar and lemon juice. I just don’t know what happened. But, for some reason, when I was to pour the juice into the jam I dropped the cup. Of course, the juice all over on the floor. Luckily my husband has a sweet tooth. He said it’s so yummy. Good, he can have all of it. I will make another batch with lemon.

Green Pea and Avocado Smash

Avocado & green pea smash on ray toast IMG_6991CCAvocado & green pea smash on ray toast IMG_6997CCThis green pea and avocado smash recipe is from a blog I follow (eatliveescape.com). I made it yesterday. ‘eatliveescape.com’ photos are so much nicer than mine. But, I think my smash probably was as tasty, delisious and healthy. I used ray toasts. And, of course, my husband wanted some meat on his. He got fried bacon.

Here is the recipe from ‘eatliveescape.com’ posting. Thank you for sharing.

Ingredients

1/2 a ripe avocado (I used one avocado)

1 cup of blanched green peas

1 tablespoon of sour cream

Juice of half a lemon

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Sea salt and cracked pepper

Add all ingredients in to a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve topped on toasted sour dough spread with ricotta and drizzle with extra olive oil and whole green peas. Enjoy!

Garlic Festival and Chinese Kites

 @ Kerava Garlic Festival 2018

The first time the garlic festival in Kerava was held was in 1989. We love garlic and I remember we then decided to go there. Well, for some reason we never went. Not until now. It didn’t differ from other markets like farmers market or herring market, other than there was plenty garlic. We bought a jar of black garlic mayonnaise, garlic ice cream, buckthorn/ginger gel, the Devil’s sauce and some garlic bread. All very delicious and tasty.

@ Oittaa Chinese Kites happening IMG_4169CIn the afternoon we went to an other happening nearby us. The Chinese Kites at Oittaa(Oittans) on the shore of Lake Bodom. There is a nice beach, a camping area, you can play beach volley plus other outdoor activity possibilities and of course also swim. We didn’t see all the kites as we only stayed for a short time. But, I was happy with what I saw as I have not seen that huge kites so high up before.

Stuffed zucchini & apple/rhubarb pie

Stuffed zucchini halves IMG_6885CI cooked the scooped zucchini halves for a few minutes in salted water and let them drain off. Then fried the minced meat, the chopped bacon, onion and the chopped zucchini flesh adding salt, pepper and herbs. I used dried thyme and basil. I filled the “boats” and topped with cheese. Baked them in 200 C for about 30 min. A little less time in the oven would have been fine. But, as my husband said, not bad 😉

apple/rhubarb pie IMG_6883CFor desert apple/rhubarb pie.

Zucchini/bacon casserole

On Wednesday when my childhood friend visited us she also brought us many more things than the spinach and carrots from her own garden. She gave us two huge zucchini, tomatoes and a deep frozen piece of venison meat. Again, thank you so much. Yesterday I browsed for zucchini recipes, other than soups, on the internet. There are many. I chose one by ‘Valio koekeittiö.’ A zucchini/bacon casserole with risotto rice, tomatoes, onion, cream cheese, cream, dry basil and salt. It was so good. I may cook it again as there is growing many zucchini in my garden too 😉 or I will look for more recipes on the net 🙂What happened ! ? I forgot to take the before eating photo 😦 Not much left.

Spinach Soup

Spinach soup, pinaattikeitto, spenatsoppa 20180810_131254_HDRCOn Wednesday my childhood friend visited us. She brought us both spinach and carrots from her own garden. Thank you my friend ❤ Today I cooked fresh spinach soup for the first time in my entire life. Usually we buy deep frozen. Surprise, surprise, it was easy, quick and delicious 😉