This is not a recipe!

Writing a vegan blog has become such an important part of our lives that we’d like to take a break from writing down recipes and spread out some love that we’ve been getting from this new social sphere. It’s amazing how many people are actually interested in what we eat, and it’s been great to get to know all the people who’ve been leaving comments or keeping a blog of their own.

We received an Excellence award from Kamutflakegirl a while back, thanks for the honor! We appreciate it a lot, and well, there are so many excellent blogs that it’s hard to decide who to award. After pondering this for a while, we decided to pass the excellence award on to Alice in Veganland, Cybil Jennette from love at first bite, Dreamy from Living Vegan, Sara from Veganvrak, and Emmie from Veg Bitch. Feel free to pass it on if you like, you’re all excellent!

Also, Kittee from Cake maker to the stars just tagged us, and we’re supposed to write five random things about ourselves. Here we go:

1. We just decided to go to Lisbon in June, for 18 days! We have an apartment with a balcony facing South!

2. We are both a little confused about our futures – we don’t know what we want to do when we grow up, other than be together. Maybe we won’t grow up at all.

3. We decided to get rid of our extreme coffee addiction a few months ago, now we only drink coffee less than once a week. We drink tons of tea instead, green tea and black tea and white tea and herbal teas of all kinds.

A sample of our tea collection

4. Heikki has a beard and Anni doesn’t. Heikki cut his beard a few weeks ago, but now it’s growing back.

5. We like inventing new words, and then use them abundantly.

Well, we’re not sure how many people haven’t done this randomness thing yet, it’s been around for a while, so maybe we won’t pass it on. But there’s another nice award we just received and will be happy to give out!

Blogging with a Purpose

Marikki from the Kuusi blog gave us a Blogging with a Purpose award, thanking us for having an interesting Finnish recipe blog. Thanks Marikki! We give this award to five vegan blogs, thanking have cake, will travel!, Seitan is my motor, Lelly’s Vegan Kitchen, the urban vegan and the Conscious Kitchen for sharing their inspiring recipes, photos and thoughts on vegan food. Pass the award on, if you like!

We hope none of you guys’ve been tagged with these before, but if you have, just consider yourselves doubly honored!

Anni & Heikki


  1. Posted April 17, 2008 at 00:41 | Permalink

    thank you so much for this! I love this type of post. :)
    so, Anni. no beard for you, eh?

  2. Posted April 17, 2008 at 04:11 | Permalink

    Congrats! I am a new reader of your blog & I really like it… also b/c I’m half-Finnish (tho’ born & raised in the US) so I like the adaptations of Finnish recipes… also I like to hear about what types of ingredients are available over there — I have Finnish citizenship & would like to live there someday (I am not nearly fluent enough in Finnish yet tho’).

  3. Posted April 17, 2008 at 09:01 | Permalink

    Wow! There have been tears involved while reading this post… Thank you so much for the Excellence award! I actually think I don’t deserve it, but if I can wish for my blog to become as good as others, I sure wish it to become half as good as this one! You are doing a great job!
    Lisbon sounds great to me! I work with a lot of Portuguese and they have told me wonderful things!

  4. Shvetha
    Posted April 17, 2008 at 09:31 | Permalink

    That dispels all doubts about whether Anni has a beard or not :-D

  5. Posted April 19, 2008 at 13:49 | Permalink

    Congratulations on both awards, you really deserve them! And thank you so much too! This is my first award, I am very happy that you chose me!

  6. Posted April 19, 2008 at 17:58 | Permalink

    Oohhh! I just saw this thank you! I will post it in my next post :)

  7. Posted April 22, 2008 at 00:26 | Permalink

    I just did discover your blog today and I will be visiting now more often ;)


  8. Posted April 23, 2008 at 16:35 | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the Excellence award, what a lovely surprise! We enjoy your blog also!

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