I’m writing this blog post as a holiday girl right now. I’m at the top of Turkey – in the Northernmost city, Sinop, by the Black Sea. It’s a nice Sunday with a cool breeze. And I’m working on blog posts that are long overdue! This is one of them.
I had a very nice Midsummer (Juhannus in Finnish) eve with lovely friends on Friday. I was a little stressed that day because of personal issues, but a day of eating, drinking and spending lovely time with friends helped me quite a bit. We all brought food to the table. A similar version of this salad was served by our lovely host, Essi. After all, one cannot think of a Midsummer in Finland without potato salad! So here today is my version.
I was actually planning to write this blog post yesterday. But I got extremely angry about something (completely irrelevant) and I spent the entire day trying to calm myself down. So here the recipe comes today instead.
So, my only experience with wasabi in life has been nudging the little knobs of it next to my sushi plate, thinking if I should eat it or not. Never used it in a recipe, never saw it in any food (other than sushi..).
Here is a simple gluten free cake for you. With the slightly gritty texture of almonds and refreshing coconuts, this cake is tasty, filling and rich.
So yes, I know that it’s not exactly pumpkin time right now. However, I had a few cans of pumpkin puree sitting quietly in my kitchen and I thought this was a good time to get my hands on them!
Right this moment, I have a massive headache. I am looking at the screen with lowest brightness and even that dim light sends lightning bolts inside my head. I am wishing that something to make me happy, like these shortbread bars, were here right now.
Yes, the title is a reference to Game of Thrones!! But well, I also did promise the recipe of these cookies to several people. And I am finally writing the blog post while waiting for the first episode of final season of Game of Thrones!
I had a little bit of rum left from previous bakings, and I started to think what I could do with it. I didn’t want to make yet another cake – instead I made these cookies which have oh so many other delicious ingredients as well!
Erm, well, I’m about to have a heart attack at this very moment. So I decided to work on this blog post. The thing is, I am not about to have a heart attack because of pineapples.