Baked Vegan Donuts

What would our annual Vappu celebration be without donuts! I remember when I was a little girl in Finland and my friend Maria’s mother would make Vappu donuts every year. They were incredible delicious, hot out of the fryer. We enjoyed them with some homemade sima, of course. Sima is a kind of a fermented […]

Holidays in Finland

Few days ago I arrived to Finland after 16+ hours of traveling that started from Oakland, California. The first leg of the flight (10 hrs) went quite smooth. It was completely full flight and I was super uncomfortable from the moment I sat down (have I mentioned that I absolutely hate flying). After watching The […]

PUMPKIN PICKING 2014

A cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which aids vision. Pumpkins are also rich in carotenoids that give the gourd their bright orange color, including beta-carotene, which the body converts into a form of vitamin A for additional eye protection.¬†Pumpkin seeds are naturally rich […]

GIVE THANKS

Last Thanksgiving we spent in New Mexico looking into the possibility to move out there. This year we won’t be home either, but still close by in one of our favorite cities. I started a tradition few years ago to adopt a turkey each Thanksgiving and this year I decided to adopt two, Tom and […]