All posts tagged: winter food

winter food

I don’t know about you, but I feel that when the season changes and the days get colder I need warmer, heavier food. Cabbage casserole is perfect for this season and I was lucky to have some Finnish lingonberries to go with it. For 4-6 people: 1,5dl brown rice, 4dl of water, 1/2 tea spoons of salt. 1 big onion, 1kg cabbage, 3dl of dark soy mince, black pepper, 1/2 tea spoons of marjoram, 1 table spoon of butter/oil, 1 table spoon rice syrup, 4dl vegetarian broth. Boil the rice with some salt until the water is absorbed in it. Let the soy mince puff up in some water and spice it according to your taste. Peel and chop the onion, cut the cabbage in small pieces. Fry the onion and soy mince, spice with pepper, marjoram and salt, put aside to a plate. Heat some oil or butter in a deep pan and add the cabbage. Let it cook until the cabbage becomes soft, season with the syrup. Mix the rice, soy and the …

pasta chanterelle

Back home in Finland pretty much everyone I know has their freezer full of mushrooms and berries by now. Bottles and jars filled with homemade juice and jam are being labelled on dark autumn nights. I was lucky to get a small share of this season’s magic flown over  in the suitcases of visitors. Chanterelle is a  wild mushroom with a meaty texture and golden orange colour. It’s fruity aroma which comes best out when cooked with butter and cream is much appreciated by culinary experts around Europe. In addition this beautiful, precious mushroom is rich in vitamins C and D. Here is a simple pasta recipe to try at home. Clean the mushrooms and cut the smaller. In a large saucepan cook the chanterelles until the water from them is gone. Add 2 table spoons of butter  and a chopped onion. Cook, stirring frequently for a few minutes. Add some cooking cream and just a little dry white wine. Let  simmer over low heat 8-10min while you cook the pasta. Season with salt and …