Sea Buckthorn & Physalis Smoothie Bowl

Here’s to a healthy start of the weekend! The snow is melting, sun is shining, the annoying bird behind the window is chirping – spring is most definitely in the air. And that calls for a breakfast packed with the good stuff, the stuff that fills you up yet makes you feel light. This smoothie…

Boozy Blood Orange Polenta Cake with Cinnamon Dark Chocolate Icing

The recipe sharing hiatus is finally over and my love for citrus polenta cakes is only growing. Below you can find an adaptation of the lime and elderflower cake I made about 10 months ago. If you suffer from gluten or lactose/dairy intolerance, swap the wheat flour for a gluten free variety (rice flour works well),…

A Monthly Dose of G&T – Rowan Berry & (Smoky) Birch

As it happens the tiny deep orange coloured rowan berries have all been eaten by birds preparing for the winter now, but if one were organised and quick enough, one might have picked some for the freezer or better yet made syrup out of them when one still had the chance. I didn’t do either…

Chapter Two

As unbelievable as it sounds this post has been in the writing since July. Yes, July! What happened one might ask. There’s a simple answer to this – life happened. And death happened. I won’t go as far as to say I’ve become a different person in the four and half months since my last…

Rhubarb, Orange & Poppy Seed Overnight Oats (Vegan)

Carrying on with breakfast options that can be wolfed down in a mad rush at 5:30 AM, I’ve come up with a rather epic recipe for overnight oats that not only will keep hunger at bay for hours, but also tastes so unbelievably indulgent you won’t mind putting in the effort the night before. Oats…

A Monthly Dose of G&T – Almond & Cherry (Blossom)

The cherry blossoms came and went. I was sick. But here’s a recipe for a slightly perfume flavoured nevertheless taste bud pleasing gin and tonic I managed to stir up in between the coughing fits of May. Admittedly on the feminine side of drinks. Ingredients per one glass: 4 cl gin of your choice 2 cl…

A Silence and a Half

To explain the two weeks of silence, I luckily have many excuses (haha!). I came down with a nasty cold about three weeks ago and the stubborn lingering cough that developed seems to be here to stay. That combined with one too many shifts at work, absolutely ridiculously gorgeous weather (for May in Helsinki) and…

Cornflower Teatime Shortbread

No one will argue that every proper teatime requires the presence of shortbread. I’ve added a little twist to mine – blue cornflower petals. Cornflower is the national flower of Estonia and therefore this recipe is doubly special with Mother’s Day just around the corner. These lovely biscuits make a wonderful present, and are of course…

Setting the Mood for Creativity

Creativity is for the brave. Or so I hear. Being able to overcome/suppress/accept the fear of being judged, hanging your creations out there for the world to see takes guts. Who of us is immune to rejection, criticism or judgement?!? But – how can one really evaluate someone else’s fruits of creativity? It’s a rather…