I admit. I haven’t felt inspired to write for a while. I’ve been baking & cooking as usual, so it’s not about food. But I just felt like doing other things, like reading – I purchased many books lately about food justice, feminism and seed sovereignty. So I’ve been reading them. And I also went to a 2-weeks holiday in Istanbul during new year so yes, excuses excuses, but this blog post was long overdue..
So, I’ve never been a fan of apple pies, really. But it goes back to my dislike for heavy pie doughs. That’s why when I made this pie, using phyllo sheets as the pie dough, I absolutely loved it – it is so so much lighter and crispier, and indeed flakier than other pies.
Ok, this is it. I finally know what my favourite vegetable in the world is: celeriac. Yes, I decided that last week. Because I love everything about it (and I am probably also feeling a bit sad that it is not well known or much loved vegetable). But do not listen to any of those people, my dear celeriac, you are the BEST!
This is one of my all time favourite dishes. It is also one of the easiest dishes to make with very cheap and easy to find ingredients. One of the most traditional dishes in Turkish cuisine, my version is cooked without meat, while many others cook it with beef or lamb. Its best companion is rice pilaf and you can find the recipe for that here.
I would have loved to be writing right now how much I’ve been wining and dining but I am not that good at it for the past few years, I mean the wining part. That’s because my stomach is extremely fragile and has had many problems. So I’m very happy to find an alternative way to consume wine: baking a cake with it!
I was in desperate need of some comfort food today. I was craving for carbs. I woke up in a bit of a down mood because of a dream last night. So tell me, what is better than pasta when you are craving for carbs?
Last Sunday I needed 1 stalk of celery for a sauce. So I bought a package of celery because you cannot buy just one stalk and ended up having lots of celery in my hands. What did I do? I made lots of soup with each and every celery stalk. This chunky and herby one is one of them.
It’s September! Which means, officially it’s autumn. Yet judging by the weather, it’s unofficially still summer! I mean really, it’s quite warm today in Helsinki. But most members of pumpkin family are out in the markets so to give a start to autumn, here is a delicious pumpkin soup.
Well ok this salad is not exactly tabbouleh, it is just inspired by it to a great extent. And it is delicious!
Ok, confession time: When I first saw chocolate hummus somewhere – was it on Instagram maybe? – my stomach turned upside down with the idea. But I still had to try it. And I did. And I was surprised. Because I liked it!