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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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Grapefruit and Fennel Salad by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Meillä on ollut ihanan aurinkoinen ja lämmin viikonloppu. Pitemmän kävelylenkin päätteeksi teki mieli vähän kevyempää lounasta ja tässä salaatissa yhdistyi ... Read on »
Easy Apple Tart with Vanilla Custard by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We finally had some sun after a few days of rain and it was really warm sitting on the balcony soaking up the rays. A quick and easy apple tart with thick vanill ... Read on »
Juhannuksen raparperipiirakka - Midsummer's Rhubarb Tart by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Finland and other Nordic countries are celebrating Juhannus (Midsummer) this weekend. Although we are in the middle of winter here in Sydney, I felt like making ... Read on »
Vegetarian Quiche by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I realise I've posted a number of vegetarian quiche recipes over the years, but since I always use a slightly different recipe, I like to add them here as a remind ... Read on »
Synttärileivokset - Birthday Cakes by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We celebrated husband's birthday today with these little cakes. A simple Swiss roll filled with raspberry and apple jam, topped with vanilla flavoured cream and fr ... Read on »
Ruisleipäset - Small Rye Bread by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking To be honest, I get quite fed up with the bread selection at the supermarkets and most bakeries here in Australia. It's mostly sliced bread (toast) or white bread ... Read on »
Kerroskiisseli - Vanilla and Berry Kissel by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It took me years of living in Australia to realise something about Finnish desserts: they are generally not very sweet. Take our traditional birthday cake , for i ... Read on »
Friday Cuppa by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A cup of tea at my desk on a Friday afternoon. Sorry for the absence and silence here on the blog, I have had a lot on my mind lately and things are about to ge ... Read on »
Featured on the Good Food Channel by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fennica by Arabia 7 x mug with sauce 1 x creamer 1 x sugar container with lid 1 x coffee pot Price: 100AUD for the lot Liekki by Arabia ... Read on »
Weekend Wish by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wish you all a lovely weekend! Ihanaa viikonloppua kaikille!  Read on »
Retro Mother's Day Cake by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It was another warm and sunny day here on the Northern beaches of Sydney yesterday. We enjoyed a BBQ lunch on our balcony with my husband's parents and I had made ... Read on »
Marinated Fennel and Pear Salad by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I finally had a chance to try lemon and olive oil marinated fennel, highly recommended by a friend who also happens to be one of my favourite bloggers. I love fenn ... Read on »
First of May by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking  Happy 1st of May! Hauskaa vappua! Read on »
Tippaleipä for Vappu by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Next week, Finland (and many other countries, for that matter) is celebrating May Day or vappu, as we call it in Finnish. I've written about this spring carniv ... Read on »
DIY Shelf System for the Study by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I kick-started the new week with a bit of DIY for our study. I needed a shelving unit next to my desk where I could keep all the things I use almost daily plus d ... Read on »
Reminiscing the Weekend by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Weekends always fly by and although we are well into the new week, I'm taking a moment to reminisce the weekend with the help of a few snapshots. This past weeken ... Read on »
DIY Ladder by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I made a simple decorative ladder for the kitchen. It's perfect for hanging a tea towel, a floor brush and other every day items. When I get bored of it here I m ... Read on »
Arki - The Every Day by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hello friends I am working hard on a new project particularly close to my heart. Hopefully I am able to tell you a bit more about this in the next few weeks ... Read on »
The Remaining of Summer by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   Summer is finally starting to turn into autumn here in Sydney. We enjoyed a warm and sunny weather during the Easter long weekend, but I am also looking forward ... Read on »
Hot Cross Buns by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We woke up to a cooler morning this Good Friday, so it was a perfect time to bake a fresh batch of Hot Cross Buns. I followed this recipe almost to a T, with a few ... Read on »