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Visit Helsinki: Little Paris

November 3, 2016

What are the odds that while visiting middle of North Europe, Helsinki, you get to experience the charm and romance of Paris? It is possible at restaurant Pastis! Authentic Parisian vibe, delicious food and coziness of the restaurant’s decor could be easily misplaced with any place in Montmartre for instance. Our sweet hostes Camilla told us that there are many Pastis named restaurants in Europe ( in US too, for example in NYC ) but there is only one Pastis in Helsinki and it’s a must visit place.

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5 for Friday

October 21, 2016

Oh my… Birthday week of celebrating and being so overwhelmed and on the go, surrounded by so many friends ( and people in general ) on daily basis got to me… My energy is officially running low atm. 😀 I still have so many cool things and outings planned for this weekend and I’m totally set on taking Monday and Tuesday as my “pampering days”. 😀

No niin. SyntymĂ€pĂ€ivĂ€ viikko menossa juhlistaen. Olen todella innoissani ja kokoajan liikkeessĂ€. Olen ympĂ€röinyt itseni rakkailla ystĂ€villĂ€ (ja ylipÀÀnsĂ€ ihmisillĂ€) pĂ€ivittĂ€in, ja se on maksanut veronsa. SillĂ€ energiavarantoni alkavat ehtymÀÀn tÀÀllĂ€ hetkellĂ€… 😊 Minulla on monta asiaa ja menoa suunniteltuna tĂ€lle viikonlopulle. Joten olen pÀÀttĂ€nyt pyhittÀÀ tulevan Maanantain ja Tiistain “hemmottelulle”. 😊

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Gourmet moment: Baked arctic char

October 12, 2016

This Wednesday shall start off with a yummy recipe in my “Gourmet moment” where I share my home cooked meals with you which will hopefully inspire you to try cooking and experimenting with different food at home. Cooking at home is therapeutic for me and I love to challenge myself and always try to either invent some new recipes or twist and adjust already tried recipes and make them even better. 🙂

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Gourmet moment: Citrus chicken

October 5, 2016

As you might have already noticed, I love to cook at home and create new as well as re-create some of my all time favourite dishes. The recipe which I’ll share with you today is one of the ultimate favourites in my family and everybody loves it equally as much. I love to prepare it on Sunday, when I usually feel really lazy but I still want to cook something healthy, so this recipe then comes in as a perfect saviour since it doesn’t require much time spent by the stove and oven, but the outcome is always a super delicious one.

Kuten olet jo ehkÀ saattanut huomata. MinÀ rakastan ruoan laittamista kotona. Rakastan kehitellÀ uusia, kuin myös muuttaa jo valmiita ruoka annoksia. Resepti minkÀ jaan tÀnÀÀn teidÀn kanssanne on yksi perheeni suosikeista. Ja kaikki meidÀn perheessÀmme ovat siihen yhtÀ ihastuneita. Haluan yleensÀ valmistaa tÀmÀn ruoka annoksen Sunnuntaisin. SillÀ se on yleensÀ se pÀivÀ jolloin tunnen itseni laiskaksi, mutta haluaisin silti valmistaa jotakin terveellistÀ ruokaa. TÀmÀ annos on siihen tarkoitukseen tÀydellinen, sillÀ se ei vaadi paljon aikaa hellan ja uunin ÀÀrellÀ. Mutta lopputulos on silti todella herkullinen.

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Visit Helsinki: Farang

September 29, 2016

First ever to open restaurant by Matti Wikberg and Tomi Björck was Farang. After Farang came another 4 restaurants which create BW restaurants that are equally successful and operating in Helsinki ,Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.

Farang brings your senses on a foodie trip to Southeast Asia, with strong Thai influences, where the “magic” of food lies in sharing it from big bowls and eating a lot of the dishes by using either spoon or with fingers.

Farang oli ensimmÀinen Matti Wikbergin ja Tomi Björkin avaama ravintola. Farangin jÀlkeen 4 muuta ravintolaa ovat myös avanneet myöhemmin ovensa. Ja kaikki nÀmÀ BW ravintolat ovat yhtÀ menestyksekkÀitÀ ja ne toimivat HelsingissÀ ja Tukholmassa Ruotsissa.

Farang tarjoaa Foodie matkan aisteja Kaakkois-Aasiaan, höystettynĂ€ Thaimaan vaikutteilla. TÀÀllĂ€ ruuan “taika” perustuu jakamiseen isoista kulhoista, syöden joko lusikalla tai sormin.

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Visit Helsinki: Boulevard Social

September 22, 2016

It’s been couple of months since I’ve been to a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Helsinki city – Boulevard Social. If you are interested, you can read my previous review here. It was around Christmas time when I had the pleasure to try the enchanting tastes and flavours of Mediterranean delight at Boulevard Social. Third restaurant to open by the BW restaurant chain, but nothing less successful or amazing as compared to the other restaurants.

SiitĂ€ on muutama kuukausi aikaa kun kĂ€vin viimeksi tĂ€ssĂ€ mahtavassa ravintolassa, mikĂ€ sijaitsee aivan Helsingin sydĂ€messĂ€ – NimittĂ€in Boulevard Socialissa. Jos olet kiinnostunut niin voit lukea minun edellisen arvosteluni tÀÀltĂ€. Se taisi olla viime vuonna Joulun aikoihin kun minulla oli ilo pÀÀstĂ€ kokeilemaan nĂ€itĂ€ lumoavia VĂ€limeren makuja Boulevard Socialissa. Kolmannessa ravintolassa minkĂ€ BW ravintola ketju on aikoinaan avannut. Ja se ei ole yhtÀÀn sen vĂ€hĂ€pĂ€töisempi ravintola kun ne ketjun aikaisemmatkaan paikat.

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Gourmet moment: Baked octopus

September 14, 2016

I’m a fishy-fish kind of gal! Anything fish scores big time with me. 🙂 I love seafood in general and I can eat it raw, cooked, grilled, baked… It all sounds and tastes wonderful to me. One of my ultimate faves is baked octopus. I grew up eating this type of dish very often, esp. in the summertime. I got lucky to find a fresh octopus in my local grocery store so I decided to buy half of it and prepare a nice Sunday lunch for two. I believe that if you have a smaller appetite, this would be enough of lunch for three or even four persons.

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Visit Helsinki: YUME-tastic

September 7, 2016

I’m not sure how many of you have watched or remember the legendary TV series “Cheers”? That little cafe where “everybody knows your name”? Yep, that’s how I feel each time I step inside of Yume restaurant, as my second home, place where everybody knows my name and every time I come there, I know that I’m up for a special treat. Ever since discovering Yume’s fusion flavours bringing us the best of tastes of Asia, I have been a devoted fan of their kitchen and vision. After following through their 4 menu changes, I can only say that they’ve been getting more and more inspiring with the selection of dishes on the menu and the way how they get the best out of each dish is still unresolved mystery to me. 😀 How can they deliver at all times with all of the dishes on the menu? I mean, their sides are equally mind-blowing too.

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Visit Helsinki: Pastis brunch

August 31, 2016

Pastis is the anise flavoured spirit and aperitif from France, typically containing up to 45% alcohol by the volume and 100 gr of sugar per litre. This is the mini task I gave to myself upon visiting Pastis last weekend for brunch – to check out the meaning of word/ name “Pastis”. I saw beautiful, empty bottles labeled Pastis by the big restaurant’s windows and that’s when the curiosity about the name started.

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Taco lunch

August 24, 2016

Tacos for lunch?! Count me in! Ever since living in LA, I got so hooked on Mexican food and there, we had plenty of options on every corner. My favourite ones ended up being Antonio’s on Merlose Blvd and Pink Taco on Sunset Blvd. Here in Helsinki, we’ve been having more and more options to eat some good Mexican food too, some of the favourites being Pueblo, Chalupa and Cholo.

Today, I wanted to share one very simple, but delicious recipe for tacos which you can easily prepare at home too. It’s also not time consuming, so you’ll have your lunch ready in max. 30 mins from the moment you start prepping it.

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