I know, I know – Tiramisú (direct translation: lift me up) is only meant for tourists and hardly no Italian eats it himself. Well, not true. You get Tiramisú from each and every restaurant, but no, I don’t agree it’d be only for tourists – at least I know quite a few Italians who love this amazing dolce at least … More Tiramisú lifts you up!
Traditions are something people usually hate or love. I belong to the latter group, and this is probably one of the reasons why I love Italy so much – it’s full of traditions, and the traditions are highly appreciated there! With the group of friends that share my passion to Italy, we have our own … More The gnocchi experiment
A recipe for a perfect snack, antipasto or a side dish can’t get any easier than this – and what’s best, you usually find all the ingredients needed from home already. Shopping list: 20-30 cherry tomatoes Salt Black pepper Olive oil Sugar 2-3 garlic cloves Pre-heat the oven to 120 degrees. Cut the garlic cloves … More Snack of the day: oven-dried cherry tomatoes
Preparing pasta without having the pasta machine is quite a task, which I decided to conquer today. I had some chanterelle and half package of Ricotta cheese in my fridge, so what else can you do than chanterelle-ricotta ravioli! This combination worked amazingly good, just remember to roll the pasta dough enough so it comes as … More Saturday-night fever: Chanterelle-ricotta ravioli with rosemary-butter sauce
Spaghetti Carbonara has been on my list for a long time but for some reason I’ve been avoiding it. Don’t get me wrong, I love having a real carbonara on the restaurant, but for some reason it has felt too complicated to try myself. And with no reason, this dish is very simple AND delicious … More Authentic Spaghetti Carbonara
Okey, we’ll continue with the Italy -theme… I love these small (or sometimes a bit bigger ones) Italian biscotti that you can have with your morning espresso – the perfect small treat to start your day with! There are quite a few recipes for cantuccini, some of those include wine, some butter, some pine nut… … More Your must-have morning treat: Cantuccini
It’s been cold spring here in Finland, so the real winter food is still more than welcome to warm you up! Instead of lamb, I decided to prepare something different for this Easter – and Osso Buco it became! Shopping list for 2: 2 veal shanks Root vegetables of your choice (I used carrot, parsnip … More Legendary Osso Buco
It’s maybe hard to believe, but we Finns eat the most ice cream in Europe – and worldwide only the USA, Australia and New Zealand beats us (source). This means 14 kilos ice cream per person in a year, which is quite a lot especially when most of our time we spend in dark and … More Lemon-meringue-ricotta ice cream brings the summer!
I’m a huge fan of Italian cuisine and in my opinion, pizza is one of the best things right after pasta and wine that is coming from Italy! But I think it must be home-made, especially when you live in Finland where it is quite impossible to get any good pizza otherwise. So, after I … More Velvety Ricotta