appetizer / predjelo / alkuruoka · Uncategorized

Party cheese sticks / Štapići od sira / Juustotikkuja hyvälle seuralle

We love parties. We love hosting them, and we love feeding our guests. What we despise with a passion, however, are the few days before when we’re trying to decide what to serve. Ružmarin is never happy with repeating the thing we made last time and only answers “maybe”, “we’ll see” or “we can think about… Continue reading Party cheese sticks / Štapići od sira / Juustotikkuja hyvälle seuralle

appetizer / predjelo / alkuruoka · meat / meso / liha

Radicchio Cannelloni / Cannelloni s radičem / Radicciolla täytetty cannelloni

Most of the recipes on our blog have a story to go along with them, a history of working on a recipe until it’s ready for sharing, and when you’ve made something a million times you’re bound to have an anecdote to follow it. Then there are those times when you just learned to make pasta… Continue reading Radicchio Cannelloni / Cannelloni s radičem / Radicciolla täytetty cannelloni

appetizer / predjelo / alkuruoka

Citrus baked scallops / Zapečene Jakobove kapice / Kampasimpukat uunissa

Tilli and Ružmarin present another recipe inspired by the enchanting Istra. Scallops are easily made in the oven, and the nature already took care of impressive presentation by giving them beautiful shells. Best yet, the preparation is quick and easy, so once you get hungry lunch is not far away. You can use frozen scallops as… Continue reading Citrus baked scallops / Zapečene Jakobove kapice / Kampasimpukat uunissa

appetizer / predjelo / alkuruoka · veggie / povrće / kasvis

Homemade gnocchi with three-cheese sauce/ Domaći njoki s umakom od tri sira / Itse tehty gnocchi ja kolmen juuston kastike

This was not our first attempt at mastering gnocchi, but they never turned out quite right before. They were either too soft, too hard, or too floury on the outside, so they turned into a sticky mess when they were cooked. We gave it another shot out of sheer necessity, because it seems that finding… Continue reading Homemade gnocchi with three-cheese sauce/ Domaći njoki s umakom od tri sira / Itse tehty gnocchi ja kolmen juuston kastike

appetizer / predjelo / alkuruoka · breakfast / doručak / aamiainen

Brunch blini / Brunssi blinejä

The blini culture has made its way to the streets of Helsinki and many restaurants here offer thick, buttery, crunchy blini served with fish roe. We’ve been lucky to indulge in them quite a lot this past winter, but this recipe is for a completely different kind of blini. Perfect for a weekend brunch, these… Continue reading Brunch blini / Brunssi blinejä

appetizer / predjelo / alkuruoka · meat / meso / liha

Jamon Croquetas / Kroketi s pršutom / Kinkku kroketit

Tilli lived in Spain for a year and he brought some influences to the northern kitchen. Normally there is not much deep-frying going on in our kitchen, but this is an exception. Every once in a while its perfectly ok to splash a bit more oil in the pan and really indulge, for example on… Continue reading Jamon Croquetas / Kroketi s pršutom / Kinkku kroketit