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Maria L.

I'm a Finn living in Sydney, Australia. My food philosophy is heavily influenced by my Scandinavian background and I specialise in healthy, feel-good food.
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Happy Mother's Day! by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking “Mother’s love is bliss, is peace, it need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.  If it is there, it is like a blessing; if it is not there it is as if all ... Read on »
Mother's Day Favourites by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here are a few of my favourites for the upcoming Mother's Day from my online store Pikku-Kota : Iris Hantverk bath brush or face brush , reindeer leather ... Read on »
Day Dreaming by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I've been doing some serious day-dreaming lately. I'm always obsessed with Scandinavian design and would love to have some of the classic pieces in my own home. ... Read on »
A Little Bit of Easter by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Just a few simple decorations on our coffee table reminding of Easter.  I haven't cooked or baked a single thing or bought any chocolate eggs. Instead, I'm ... Read on »
Rainy Days by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Autumn is finally here and the weather has been quite grey. It's been lovely to spend some time indoors though; having a cup of tea and getting cozy with a mag ... Read on »
Aesop Love by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A rainy Sunday called for a bit of pampering. I adore Aesop for their great product range and beautiful packaging. Thank you dear friend who gifted me these pr ... Read on »
One Nordic by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you heard of One Nordic Furniture Company ? Their collection includes beautiful and quirky designs that are timeless yet contemporary. I am particularly in l ... Read on »
MENU by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Don't you just love these bottle grinders from Danish design company Menu ? I love the new "Nude" colour and I think they look perfect with grey, light woo ... Read on »
Bionade by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been a very warm start to autumn here in Sydney and on most days it still feels like summer. Humidity has been similar to what we usually get in February an ... Read on »
Hallway by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I needed to do some serious decluttering in our hallway. There is ample storage, but somehow everything always ends up on the table. I love the clean look and I h ... Read on »
Muuto Favourites by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here are a few of my favourites from Muuto . Wish you a dreamy weekend!  Read on »
Nutritious Meals for Busy Mums (and others, too!) by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After becoming a mum I quickly realised that time spend cooking meals (or in fact doing any other tasks around the home) was very limited. Not wanting to negotiate healthy ... Read on »
Shrove Tuesday Recipes by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Happy Shrove Tuesday! Here are some of my favourite recipes for a bit of indulgence today. Enjoy! The Ultimate Scandi Pancake for Shrove Tuesday ... Read on »
Pikku-Kota Favourites by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A few favourites from my online store . Kuksa (wooden cup) - handmade in Lapland Table brush and tray by Iris Hantverk Wooden spoon - handmad ... Read on »
Mama Style by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is still a little bit of summer left here in Australia and it's a perfect weather for some relaxed and comfy mama wear! Most of these items can be found o ... Read on »
A Golden Tray by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking An old wire tray gets a glamorous make-over with some gold coloured spray paint. Such a quick and easy update for my desk!  Read on »
Nendo by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm diverting from Scandinavia somewhat to show you some of my favourite pieces from Nendo , a Japanese design company. I am truly in love with their timeless des ... Read on »
1kertaa2 - A New Textiles Collection Available at Pikku-Kota by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm so pleased to announce a new textiles collection available at my online shop Pikku-Kota ! Finnish brand 1kertaa2 has a beautiful selection of high ... Read on »
Lumi by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Our daughter Lumi was born last week. We feel so blessed and overjoyed.  Read on »
Runeberg's Cake by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It has become something of a tradition that I bake a Runeberg's Cake at this time of the year (see my previous versions here and here ). Again this cake isn't ... Read on »