Summer Veg and Herb Soup

It’s not summer anymore, but still summery recipes because of the technical difficulties and general laziness (not really handy to write down recipes with a phone). And I’m pretty hopeful there will be a summer next year too. If possible, use fresh peas and green beans, but they don’t seem to be in season here…

Grilled Pineapple with Rum, Ginger and Lemon grass Syrup

For some unknown reason, 9 out of 10 of my desserts contain some form of booze. Maybe it’s because it gives you a great excuse to buy a bottle of rum and drink the rest of it later. Shopping trip for this recipe wasn’t a great success. I forgot to buy fresh ginger and lemon…

Avocado Risotto

A creamy risotto without cheese. The original recipe insists this is for four persons, but they are either lying or they don’t have taste buds. And this does look strange in the pictures, I know, rice is not supposed to be light green. 30 min | For 2 as a main Garlic, 1 clove Shallot,…

Nordic Salsa

This¬†recipe comes with a few cautions. You need time and someone who loves cutting vegetables. The recipe yields to a huge amount, so I suggest picking just your favourite veggies (or what you have dying in the fridge). Also this tastes much better the next day. 2.5 hours (depends greatly on how fast you can…

Grilled Vegetable Salad

My very non-vegetarian friends surprised me by liking this one. No leftovers after they found their favourite bits. I guess it’s good, but I’d like to have something left for the lunch next day. 20 minutes | For 4 Green asparagus, 1 bunch Carrots, 12 small Radishes, 8 Portobello mushrooms, 2, although mine were white…

Grilled Peaches in Sangria

The best part, you can drink the sauce. But lovely with the peaches too.¬† Poor Mole got flooded with the wine, don’t get traumatised by the picture. 10 minutes + chilling | For 5 Red wine, 2 dl Orange peel, 1 strip Lemon peel, 1 strip Sugar, 2 tbsp Triple Sec, 2 tbsp Peaches, 5…

Ruby Grapefruits with Cashews

This was supposed to be an appetizer for six, but obviously I’m illiterate so I had half the grapefruits and twice the amount of everything else. Also the grapefruits were the juiciest I have ever seen so there wasn’t much pulp. A refreshing snack anyway. 25 minutes | Snack for 2 Ruby grapefruits, 2 Oil,…

New Potato Salad with Herb and Lemon Dressing

In Finland, we are taught that new potatoes are put into boiling water and old ones into cold. I don’t know if it makes any difference, but I’m way too scared of my old home economics teacher coming to haunt me if I try to do it otherwise. Also, potatoes are always boiled with their…

Aubergine and Sesame Stir-fy

I really like aubergines, but didn’t feel like soaking them in olive oil this time. Mine were huge, use smaller ones or double the amount of everything else as the taste was a bit on the bland side. Works as a main with rice or a side dish. For 2 | 30 minutes Sesame oil,…

Carrot and Harissa Salad

Trying to overcome school time traumas here. We had grated carrots with absolutely every meal. If it wasn’t on the side, it was hidden in the main course. Of course, the vegetarian option had twice the amount. Anyway, the lunch was free, fulfilled some nutritional standards and they made special meals for us with ethical…

Tomatoes Stuffed with Herby Risotto

My beef tomatoes were too small (I’ve seen bigger) or there was too much stuffing. No problem there, just eat the rest while waiting for the tomatoes. Also 30 minutes in the oven was a bit too much, they came out a bit mushy. 6 tomatoes, 2 per eater | 1 hour 15 minutes Beef…

Olives with Sunflower Seeds

I believe olives are at their best eaten straight from the jar standing in front of the fridge in the middle of the night, as many foods are. I suggest buying olives in oil for this, mine were in salty water and vinegar so the vinegary taste was a bit overwhelming before adding some extra…