I had entirely different posts queued up for this week, but with food and food blogging, like many other things in life, you’ve got to roll with the punches. The pond across the street froze today, there is snow under the bushes in-between the fallen leaves, and it has been gray. I have spent the day starting an oil infusion (more about this later!), making a … Continue reading Roast Beef Dinner for Two – Not Sous Vide!
This weekend’s weather forecast was very distinct and specific: it predicted a chill and sunny day on Saturday and a slightly-warmer day on Sunday with ‘100% chance of precipitation’. I interpreted this as ‘enjoy the glorious autumn weather Saturday because the next day you’ll want to stay at home.’ As it happens, both the weather report and my interpretation of it have been entirely accurate. … Continue reading Support Your Local Fishmonger: Kalaliike Mäkinen (and an Awesomely Simple Recipe for Pikeperch Fillet)
Some days, the gods of schedule and other small-things-that-add-up are unmerciful. I am having one of those days – it’s barely lunchtime, but I already missed one item on the agenda (thankfully not a life-or-death one) thanks to user error (I didn’t program a reminder when I thought I did), and I am running around like crazy cleaning and doing other things. Have been running, … Continue reading Things Food Bloggers Eat – 3: Avocado, Cucumber and Basil Salad with Biltong
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