One of my favourite sections on the blog besides my weekly outfits and mumblings is this one, “Visit Helsinki”! If you’re new to my blog, then you might not be familiar with these posts which are a mini guide to (mostly) Helsinki’s restaurants’ scene, presenting you my new and old favourite spots in town, places to stay at such as hotels like Kamp, places to check out etc. Continue Reading…
Hygge, a Norwegian word for “wellbeing” or in my “books” known as hedonism! 🙂 I guess that by now, everybody has heard about Hygge and an art of living in a cosy, high quality, self loving way. At first I thought that the word was silly and all those books which were being sold out on “how to hygge” were too hipster. I gave the whole wellbeing movement a second thought and I have realised that leading hygge way of life is one of the best things you can do for yourself! Continue Reading…
After a short break, I’m back with a new review in my cycle of “Visit Helsinki” posts. I have to admit that at some point I felt fed up with those (this coming from a true foodie and bon vivant sounds silly :D) and taking a short breather was just what I wanted and needed. I got ecstatic writing this post and bringing back the reviews of new and interesting places to visit in Helsinki as well as revisit some of the all time favourites. Continue Reading…
In the beginning of this month a long awaited 5th floor in Kamppi shopping mall got a huge facelift or shall I say a complete makeover?! Everybody was waiting for many months to see the final reveal of “Kortteli”. After years of having a dull, not well used space with a ton of potential it finally got completely redesigned and the space got filled with a so called food block.
It’s time for a gourmet moment on my blog! I’d like to share one of my childhood favourite dishes has been mussels in a white wine, more known to Mediterranean people as “buzara sauce”. This dish is so simple to prepare, but very rich in flavour and even though, it doesn’t look like there is much to eat, it does fill you up very well!
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.
Good Friday morning my dear readers! Did you have a good week? I love Fridays, they’re always a “mental sign” for me that relaxing weekend is just around the corner, meaning also more time to do fun things and more one-on-one time with my little one. The only thing that was bad about the week so far is the dreadful weather… That kind of chilly, super windy, stormy and rainy, all at once kind of weather. The one in which umbrella doesn’t serve the purpose and the only shoe of choice are my Hunter boots.
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. 🙂
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 ehkä saattanut huomata. Minä rakastan ruoan laittamista kotona. Rakastan kehitellä uusia, kuin myös muuttaa jo valmiita ruoka annoksia. Resepti minkä jaan tänään teidän kanssanne on yksi perheeni suosikeista. Ja kaikki meidän perheessämme ovat siihen yhtä ihastuneita. Haluan yleensä valmistaa tämän ruoka annoksen Sunnuntaisin. Sillä se on yleensä se päivä jolloin tunnen itseni laiskaksi, mutta haluaisin silti valmistaa jotakin terveellistä ruokaa. Tämä annos on siihen tarkoitukseen täydellinen, sillä se ei vaadi paljon aikaa hellan ja uunin äärellä. Mutta lopputulos on silti todella herkullinen.
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 ensimmäinen Matti Wikbergin ja Tomi Björkin avaama ravintola. Farangin jälkeen 4 muuta ravintolaa ovat myös avanneet myöhemmin ovensa. Ja kaikki nämä BW ravintolat ovat yhtä menestyksekkäitä ja ne toimivat Helsingissä ja Tukholmassa Ruotsissa.
Farang tarjoaa Foodie matkan aisteja Kaakkois-Aasiaan, höystettynä Thaimaan vaikutteilla. Täällä ruuan “taika” perustuu jakamiseen isoista kulhoista, syöden joko lusikalla tai sormin.