Coffee time at Shasa

One of the best thing to do on a sunny summer day after a good meal is to walk downtown and relax in a good coffee shop. Today I went to Shasa, which is my favorite coffee shop in Jyväskylä, Finland. This small café offers all raw and natural prod… Continue

Finnish Summer Menu

I’m currently traveling in Finland and thus the right choice is to cook Finnish food using the ingredients in season. To awaken the apetite I prepared a simple Strawberry salad from strawberries, red leaf lettuce, arugula and basil. Sprikle mild o… Continue

Italian style Tomato Basil Salad

There’s probably no better lunch on a hot summer day than a fresh salad. Today I made a basic Italian style Tomato Basil Salad with cheese. Creating these Italian flavor is very easy. All you need is lettuce (i.e. romaine), ripe tomatoes, basil, c… Continue

Best recipes are created by accident

Today was one of those days that I needed to clean up my fridge and make use of some vegetables before those go bad. First, I took out all the veggies that I needed to take use of. Then, I put those in two groups, one containing the ones that I co… Continue

Chunky Artichoke Salsa with Broiled Chicken

The plan was to do something from the artichokes that I had in my fridge, so I started out by separating those lovely artichoke hearts from the leaves. While peeling the leaves I began to think how roasted bell peppers would go together with artic… Continue

Mint Chocolate Recovery Drink

Coming back home from a strenous Crossfit workout I needed a good recovery drink to get my energies back and to get my body the right fuel that it needs to recharge. So, I decided to make one of my favorite chocolate smoothies, since I happened to… Continue

Green start for the morning

Today I wanted to start my day with a refreshing green smoothie that is loaded with good nutrients. This is what I came up with. 1 orange1/2 apple3-5 Branches of fresh mintFresh wheat grass (same quantity as mint)1-2″ Piece of fresh aloe leaf1/2 A… Continue

Summer menu for seafood lovers

A friend of mine took me to the Buford Highway Farmers Market and I got carried away big time. The good thing was that it was early Sunday afternoon and I had no plans for the rest of the day. That was enough of an excuse to lock myself into the k… Continue