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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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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 »
Joululimppu - Finnish Christmas Bread by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Perhaps another 30C day wasn't the best choice for baking bread (or anything else for that matter), but I just had to have this dark, dense and sweet bread that ... Read on »
Happy Independence Day Finland - Pikku-Kota Sale by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today is Finland's Independence Day and to celebrate, we're offering 10% off all Pikku-Kota orders!  Check out www.pikkukota.com Read on »
A Little Bit of Christmas by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's always hard for me to get into real Christmas spirit whilst in the middle of Australian summer. There's no need/point to burn candles and all the decorations ... Read on »
Sour Cream Cake by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I don't bake much nowadays... mostly because I don't have a particular craving for sweets and my husband is quite happy to just have some fresh fruit for ... Read on »
Hot Air Balloons by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   It often happens that I find a fun little project somewhere (blogs, Pinterest, you name it) and archive it for later. Some projects (time allowing) I try immediat ... Read on »
Study Revamp by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   I'm always moving things around in our home, much to my husband's frustration. I've now taken down my desk in our large study room (his desk is still there) and r ... Read on »
Christmas Gift Ideas from Pikku-Kota by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking No, this blog is not turning into an advertisement for my online store Pikku-Kota , but I'm keen to share (at least) one more post including a few items from the store. I'v ... Read on »
Introducing Pikku-Kota by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hi Friends, I'm happy to finally introduce you to my online store Pikku-Kota . I have carefully collected beautiful items from Finland and Sweden, most of them h ... Read on »
It is almost time... by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking ...for gingerbread 150ml treacle 170g raw caster sugar 250g organic, unsalted butter 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3 teaspoons ground ginger 3 tea ... Read on »