February 25, 2014

Twice in Oulu in a few weeks, not bad at all. Precious times with some of the best people. Eetu had grown a lot. Rantakatu served incredible food as usual and Rooster's burgers were quite scrumptious too! (A very welcome addition to the café & restaurant scene in Oulu!) Browsing mom's magazines we found a new easy favorite dish, lentil barley stew (which I might still tweak a little and maybe share here sometime). Me and my big sister took it really easy and crocheted piles of granny square kitchen cloths.

February 14, 2014

I am altering my friend's wedding dress this week and to take a break from it yesterday I had coffee with Tanja at Helsingin kahvipaahtimo. Such a charming place! And to live (in two weeks) just some blocks away from a local roastery and fresh good coffee! (And Good Life Coffee and Sävy will be my neighbors too!) Happy days!

February 11, 2014

I woke up early, walked to the store to get a load of banana boxes (yes, I'm moving!!) and had buckwheat walnut porridge for breakfast with blackberries, dates (if I was only able to eat one sweet thing in the world it would be medjool dates), cocoa nibs and shredded coconut. A new favorite!

February 7, 2014


1) friends, near and far
2) the mindmap I drew of my dreams, it looks beautiful, ambitious, and significant
3) peace that just deepens, whatever the circumstances
4) Live at home by Cageless Birds (these people live my dream to puzzling extends!)
5) The Kinfolk Table

February 1, 2014

Hello February! Here's another recipe I've been meaning to try for ages! These apple & oat scones get such a lovely subtle taste from apples and almond butter. They're best fresh from the oven but I'll be happily munching on the rest of them in the train on my way north tomorrow morning. But before that we'll celebrate Nora and Otto getting married today. Sweet!