Always on April 30th and 1st of May in Finland we celebrate a day called Vappu. Those are some of the first days of spring when people head out to the parks and beaches to
Many Easter traditions will have to wait until next year, but there are some that I won’t give up. One of them is this traditional dreamy Finnish quark tart that my grandmother has made
My grandmother used to bake zebra cakes really often when I was a little girl. It’s also one of my father’s favourite cakes, so I’m sure this tradition will go on in this family.
Happy Shrove Sunday! (Can I call this the Semla Sunday?) Some years ago semlas were just a thing we Nordics enjoyed on specific dates in every February. Then they became a hit in social
In the beginning of February we have a special day in Finland, called Runeberg’s Day. Runeberg was our national poet but he’s not known just for his work. Every year on that special day, everyone
It has been (or at least felt like) the darkest day of the year. The sun seems to have skipped this day and the dark clouds full of water have poured this grey weather
Nordic New Potato Salad INGREDIENTS: Salad: • new potatoes, boiled and cut in half • green beans, boiled but still crispy • cucumber, peeled and sliced • radishes, sliced Sauce: • 1 dl
In Finland, we have a day for a significant Finnish poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg. You might think he would be best known for his poets, but actually nowadays the first thing that pops into our