Tag Archives: Finnish

Runeberg’s Cakes

Today is the day of the Finnish national poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, and a great number of these little cakes are enjoyed all over the country. They were baked by Johan Ludvig’s wife Fredrika in the 19th century, and there’s a story that the poet enjoyed them with his morning Punsch. He probably wasn’t the […]

Finnish Delights: Berry and Fruit Marmalade Confections

Marmalade confections are very popular in Finland around Christmas, and they’re naturally vegan – what could beat that as Christmas gifts for friends and family. My family isn’t religious at all, but Christmas is my favorite holiday, traditionally celebrated in Finland at the time of year when the darkest day of the year had passed. […]

Macaroni Casserole

This is the Finnish equivalent of mac and cheese: a food that every child loves, and most adults too. So naturally we made this for my 4-year-old niece who was coming over today. While makaronilaatikko was in the oven, we made jewelery and played “hide the piglet” with the little niece. She hasn’t been very […]

Chard Chick Pea Stew Finnish-Tunisian Style

My mom grew Swiss chard (mangoldi in Finnish) for the first time this summer at our country house, and we have eaten a lot of it with Heikki. One of our new favorites is this recipe, which I adapted from a recipe for a vegetarian version of Tunisian sahel. Unfortunately chard is not generally available […]