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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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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 »
Be My Valentine? by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking All photos by the product suppliers 1. XO tag and wrapping paper from Sugar Paper  2. Lov is Beautiful Tea  3. Merci thank you notes from Sugar Paper ... Read on »
B & W by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I thought I'd share a few recent snapshots from our home. I've slowly replaced a lot of the wooden features and decorations with mostly white ones and recently mor ... Read on »
Lundia by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I just stumbled across the gorgeous Lundia catalogue while researching storage solution for our home. Lundia is a Finnish family business making wooden furniture; ... Read on »
5 x Coffee Tables by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking 1. DLM Table by HAY 2. Artek's  Trienna Coffee Table 3. Block Table by Normann Copenhagen 4. Tablo Tray Table by Design House Stockholm 5. Tablo by Normann C ... Read on »
SS 2014 Favourites from Scandinavia by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking All photos by the product suppliers 1. Ikono Lamp in Mint is by  Normann Copenhagen  2. Gorgeous  marble tray  by Danish brand HAY 3. I am ... Read on »
Getting Organised Part 2 by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I can't think of a better motivator than a clean work space. I thought I'd show you a glimpse of my own white work space that currently carries some silver accen ... Read on »
Scandinavian Mood Board: Radiant Orchid + Grey by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking All photos by the product suppliers 1. Iittala Aalto Vase in Purple 2. Normann Copenhagen Nabo trays in Grey 3. Ester & Erik candles in Bri ... Read on »
Pantone Colour of the Year 2014 by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Photo by Pantone I'm a big fan of Pantone colours and always looking forward to their "colour of the year" announcement. This year's col ... Read on »
Go To Recipe: Blueberry Friand Slice by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am hardly experimental when it comes to baking something to a party or unexpected guests, especially if there isn't much notice. I don't generally like to offe ... Read on »
Getting Organised by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My previous post sparked me to get organised around our home. I don't know what it is, but no matter how much tidying up I do there are always fabrics, craft i ... Read on »
Girly Home Office Inspiration for the New Year by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking 1. One Step Up Bookcase by Normann Copenhagen  (see my bookcase here ) 2. Block Table in coral by Normann Copenhagen (perfect little side table for any room, ... Read on »
Pastel Tea Party by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Happy New Year! Just a quick post to continue with my tea party theme. I am completely taken over by pastels and cute polka dot patterns at the moment (I ... Read on »
New Year's Party Inspiration by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking 1. New Year's Resolution 2. Gorgeous Cupcakes  3. Prettiest party decorations 4. Platinum Peach Tassel Garland 5. Sass & Bide Pants 6. French Connection Top ... Read on »
White NYE Tea Party + A Review by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have to admit, I am notorious for not having any plans for New Year's Eve. There seems to be a reasonable amount of pressure (although less so nowadays) to do ... Read on »
Christmas Mood Board: Pink & White by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here's some more pink goodness on your way for Christmas! I just couldn't help myself putting together another mood board with just pink and white; it must be ... Read on »
Christmas Mood Board: Mint & Pink by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Instead of the more traditional Christmas colours (see my palettes from last year here and here ), I decided to go for something a bit different this year. I ... Read on »
Christmas Wish List by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking 1. Cinnamon Buns shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath from Philosophy  2. David Jones Sunflower Necklace  3. Tasku clutch in pink from Marimekko 4. OPI nailpolish i ... Read on »
Christmas Gift Idea - Baby Girls' Dress by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I found a pattern for this adorable open back dress for baby girls on Etsy . The dress was really easy to make and there are endless options for patterns and de ... Read on »