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The perfect arranged marriage of three ingredients rye flour, rice and milk makes very traditional pastry from Eastern-Finland called Karelian Pasty or Karjalanpiirakka in Finnish. I am certain Asians and Arabians will approve the marriage as well. Keep on reading… Surely I always find the link of my culture to the culture of Emirians or […]

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Black Sea Sesame Soup

Do you drink your soup or eat your soup? Traditional Finnish soups are very hearty and full of goodies, so I never knew that one would drink the soup instead of eat it. I am a fan of soups. They are easy to make and whet the appetite before the main course or could be […]

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A perfect start for the day, lovely oven baked eggs on a rucola bed with thick yoghurt and sprinkled with chili-sage butter. Is there anything better loaded with proteins than this Turkish breakfast? Naah…. When I first saw this recipe in one of the Finnish women magazines, it was love at first sight. The full […]

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The amazing smell of cinnamon and spices is surrounding my house inside out. It’s time to warm up with nice cup of glögg, a traditional Finnish winter drink called glögi in Finnish. When weather starts to get cooler, on November in Finland, this spicy drink is just so lovely warmer. The most popular glögg is […]

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Fresh Cranberry Relish

A dear child has many names is a Finnish proverb and will apply to Cranberry, one of the superfoods, as well. Did you know its Vaccinium oxycoccos, sounds funny. Or mossberry, fenberry, bearberry, what about Sassamanash. In Finnish its Karpalo, how it sounds. This relish does not need cooking, but food processor or blender. It’s […]

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Easy Beasy Cranberry Jam

Think of nice crispy sour red cranberries. We have them in Dubai markets from October to January. That’s when I can enjoy my favorite cranberry cake, I will make it later and share the recipe. Its the best cake ever…. hmmm after chocolade cake, carrot cake, blueberry upsidedown, blackforest….. I have never experienced American cranberries […]

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In Finland Thursday is “pancake and pea soup” -day. While my friend remind me last week about pancake day, I got inspiration to try something called syrniki, from my neighbor country Russia, after Salme said that Russian pancakes beat the normal ones. The recipe asks for quark, but I have not found it in supermarkets […]

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Blueberry Upside Down Cake

Blueberry season is here! When I was a kid we spend every summer holidays in my grandma’s farmhouse in the middle of Finland. Every year we followed my parents with my sister and brother to the forest beside the farm. It was not just another picnic day. We were picking up blueberries, cloudberries, raspberries and […]

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Ramadan is around the corner, families in Dubai are getting ready for Ramadan. There are lots of special foods and ingredients coming to stores soon. I love Ramadan, its quiet and peaceful time, chance to spend time with friends and family. During the Ramadan fasting between sun rise and sun set, from not only eating […]

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No more store bought donuts for me.  I have just lately discovered one very simple and delicious Egyptian-Arabian sweet which is easy to prepare and ready in no time, namely Zalabya. There is a  dough mixtures  available in every supermarket here in Middle-East, but that is not as good as the one made from scratch.  […]

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