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

Seasoning Mixes and A Very Easy Grilled Salmon Lunch

I know, I have been remiss at posting in the past few months – life got busy again, and when that happens, blog, sadly, takes second place to immediate priorities.  And then, on top of it all, both T and I got a terrible case of influenza together, and spent the two weeks over the winter holidays in bed with thermometers, cold-and-flu drugs, and endless … Continue reading Seasoning Mixes and A Very Easy Grilled Salmon Lunch

Salmon Sashimi With Dipping Sauce :: A Swedo-Japanese Fusion

I’ve talked (read: babbled happily) about salmon and how much I love it, time and time before. But, in my view, good things can and should be said and gone over more than once – good ideas bear reinforcing.  And salmon is usually a good idea – and, in just about any way you can eat it, it’s incredibly healthy and good for you, too! … Continue reading Salmon Sashimi With Dipping Sauce :: A Swedo-Japanese Fusion

Cooking From Scratch : How To Shop

My wonderful other half has returned from Canada, and appears to have lost our camera.  Now, I love him anyway, with camera or without (not to mention the fact that he’d bought me a really fancy large bottle of Canadian maple syrup and a box of maple fudge – fudge which I will have to try to replicate at home.  I must, for I am … Continue reading Cooking From Scratch : How To Shop