Garlic Salami Pasta

Appivanhemmat went to mökki today. Mökki, or cabin, is something of a Finnish tradition. According to Culture Smart! Finland Finns yearn for the countryside, and during “the main holiday month” of July they retreat to their rural summerhouse, of which there are over 400,000. These cabins are normally situated near a lake or the sea, or on an island.…

Dallaspulla

Yesterday we went to the local cat house/rescue centre. We go there semi-regularly, though it was the first time we’d been this year. They were having one of their money-raising sales, so we went along and ate makkara, took a look at what they had for sale, and (of course) went in to see the…

Beef Quesadillas

If you read the blog last week you may remember that I had just been to register as a Finnish resident. They told us that a letter would be sent with my personal identity code within a week, so I’ve been waiting impatiently. Today it finally arrived. Literally on the last possible day – by…

Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is possibly the least photogenic substance in existence. Okay, so I haven’t tried photographing every substance in existent, so I can’t prove that theory, but… Have you ever tried to photograph it?