Vegan Mushroom Pâté with Gooseberry and Red Currant Jelly 🌱

I’m a sucker for pâté. It’s definitely one of my favorite spreads. Usually, I enjoy just like that. But if I feel fancy, I combine it with pickles or a tart jelly. Childhood memories on a plate. Pâté: Sauté finely chopped button mushrooms and shallots in olive oil. Taste with salt and black pepper. Blend…

Vegan Sunflower Seed Spread 🌱

Cashew nuts are a popular basis for a variety of vegan cheese options. Even though I appreciate the taste and consistency of these plant-based products, I quite miss the local touch. Sunflower seeds are just the perfect alternative. Sunflower seed spread: Cover 100 g sunflower seeds with boiling water and let them sit for a…

Inverted parasol mushroom omelet 💚

Today, I’m preparing another dish featuring mushrooms. The other day, my hubby hit the woods and returned with a basket full of parasol mushrooms. I couldn’t help myself but to combine these wild treats with a creamy French omelet. Sauté the hat of parasol mushrooms in olive oil. Season with fleur de sel. In the…

Crayfish and wild mushroom bruschetta

Foraging for wild mushrooms and celebrating crayfish parties are two dear Finnish traditions of mine. This dish pays homage to both. Start by (sending your better half) collecting mushrooms. Mine brought me chanterelle, penny bun and birch bolete, but you can use any edible fungi you find. Then separate the tails and tomalley from the…

Blue cheese • Sweet potato • Pomegranate • Rocket

When in Finland, eat Aura. Aura is Finland’s very own blue cheese – semi-soft texture wise and earthily tangy taste wise. It combines perfectly with sweet batatas, acidic pomegranate and fragrant herbs. And creates a fusion of tastes originating from the Nordics, Central America as well as Middle East, South Asia and the Mediterranean region….

Nettle soup with 65°C egg 💚

In spring, when the nature awakens from its winter sleep, my foraging instincts come to life again. After wild garlic, it’s the turn for nettles. For the nettle soups, collect young nettle buds and then blanch them. Strain them, collect the water and chop the buds finely. Prepare a roux by melting butter. Add the…

Wild garlic flower pie 🌱

Integrating flowers into your plating will turn your dishes into the most lovely works of art. Just like this super simple vegan, low-carb wild garlic pie. Start with the dough: Mix 100 g rye flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbsp olive oil and some water. Knead to a firm dough and let it rest. For…

Wild garlic soup with Onsen egg 💚

Are you familiar with wild garlic? In look, the leaves resemble the ones of the Lily of the Valley. In taste, it is very intense, so be careful with the dosage. This springtime herb can be used as seasoning, in salads or even turned into pesto. Wild garlic and eggs go very well together. I…