Ladies, Gentlemen, Other Gentlefolks, and Space Aliens, welcome.

My name is Veronika. I am a food biochemist, an amateur chef, a world wanderer, and a Mistress of Laws (specializing in EU and UK food law specifically). I have lived in a variety of countries on three continents, and for the last three and a half years I’ve made my home in Jyväskylä, which is situated among the amazing conifer forests and pristine lakes of Central Finland.  Now, however, I am in the process of relocating us to Norway, because I’ve never been there before, and it’s a new place.

If you are looking for a whole lot of opinions about Food, The Universe and Everything, alongside some random pieces of knowledge about those (yes, recipes, too), you’ve come to the right place! Eat The Roses is my little private stomping ground on the internet, where I write about things that interest me such as food, life, the world, and living in different places, and the occasional rant or three.

Why rant?  Well, the world provides plenty of material, but one of my pet hates is pseudoscientific woo and similar garbage.  I am for basing food – and other – choices on actual scientific research rather than said garbage (of which there is entirely too much floating around), and I believe that everything should be practiced in moderation – especially abstinence. Especially from chocolate. And butter.  And meat. And garlic… and you get the idea.  What you won’t find here is anything to do with “healing power of positive thinking and also buy my crystals/powdered deer poop/essential oils/magical water for only $500 plus shipping!”

I hope you enjoy my scribblings, stick around, and let me know what you think.  I orate on my soapbox here, that is true – but hey, I know a thing or three about the making of soap (in case you wondered), and a dialogue is often more interesting than a monologue, because other people also know things about things, and there is always something new to learn.