Pumpkin Bread with Golden Sultanas – an Awesome Fall Dessert!

Contrary to what you might think from the outrageously yellow color, there is none, nada, zero food coloring of any sort in this recipe.  Unless you count the naturally occurring Vitamin A in the pumpkin (in the form of carotenoids which are well, orange in color), and then you are obviously right.  There is loads of that in this bread.  Not that it makes this dessert … Continue reading Pumpkin Bread with Golden Sultanas – an Awesome Fall Dessert!

Sunchoke aka Topinambour, and Halloumi Salad

Last weekend while shopping for whatever-vegetables-look-best, I realized to my utter delight that sunchoke season has arrived in Finland – and promptly purchased a bag.  Sunchokes (aka topinambours, Jerusalem artichokes, jordärtskocka in Swedish or maa-artisokka in Finnish) are one of my favorite-ever vegetables, for reasons more than their – remarkable and awesome as they are! – culinary qualities.  Not only are they utterly delicious, both … Continue reading Sunchoke aka Topinambour, and Halloumi Salad

Stuffed Squash with Rice, Beef and Mushrooms

I know that I tend to go on and on about stews and soups come (every) autumn, but here is a dish which I make at every opportunity I get, and which makes a beautiful and delicious (not to mention much speedier!) alternative to a long-cooked stew as a fall-weather main course for a dinner party, or just a sit-on-sofa-with-bowl-in-lap sort of evening. Stuffed squash is something which I … Continue reading Stuffed Squash with Rice, Beef and Mushrooms