Tag: finland food

This day 208 years ago, the Finnish national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg was born in the small town of Jakobstad on…

The days are getting darker, the temperatures colder and the expectation for snow higher… As we approach Christmas and the…

This Saturday is the third Ravintolapäivä (“restaurant day”) – a celebration of food across Helsinki (and Finland). We didn’t attend the two…

Most of the food items in our local shops are pretty recognizable to us… but what is “lanttu”? Turns out…

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on our blog you’ll have noticed a definite slow-down in postings over the…

Pelmeni are Russian-style dumplings – and also the signature dish of Pelmenit (in Finnish the plural of pelmeni) is a…

After trying tar ice cream, I decided that I was now well enough qualified to attempt the other famous –…

One of the more exotic flavours of ice cream that you can find in Finnish shops and at ice cream…

So during Vappu, we were introduced to the local drink sima. It is a seasonal drink that is usually found…

One of my real treats here in Finland is discovering all the local foods – both the daily staples (kotiruoka;…

In Finland the 1st of May is celebrated as Vappu – a day of great celebration and partying. There are…

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