Review: Cold-Smoked Salmon from Toivolan Vanha Piha

Last Saturday T and I went to the local monthly old-time gourmet-food market area called ‘Toivolan Old Courtyard‘ or ‘Toivolan Vanha Piha‘ in Finnish.  It was a beautiful cool late-August day and the place, located fairly centrally in Jyväskylä, is not a huge detour from our usual walking path to the city centre (not that anywhere in the city is far away, really – I always … Continue reading Review: Cold-Smoked Salmon from Toivolan Vanha Piha

Egusi Beef Stew, African Fish Sauce, and Reviews

A couple of weeks ago I won a giveaway from the very generous Juls at Pepper&Sherry blog for some gorgeous African sauces: one a condiment sauce and one a sauce for a regional dish called Egusi Stew. Before I go any further, let me just say that as someone who never wins anything, really, I was very happily surprised, especially as the winner was getting … Continue reading Egusi Beef Stew, African Fish Sauce, and Reviews

Review: Sallad & sånt Cafe (Or, Praise the Holy Lasagna!)

We are lucky to live in the lovely Årsta, which is a fairly central suburb of Stockholm City proper. Lucky not just because it’s central, and quiet, and has easy access to the city centre, and very green (well, most of Stockholm is very green, so it’s not that special), but because, among other things, it has really good neighborhood grub.  By grub, I mean … Continue reading Review: Sallad & sånt Cafe (Or, Praise the Holy Lasagna!)