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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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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 »
Easter Preparations by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Easter is almost here! Even after all these years in Australia, I still associate Easter with Spring. In Finland I would always grow "rairuoho" (a type of g ... Read on »
Leek and Potato Soup by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sydney is still sweltering in summery weather, with temperatures reaching 30C almost daily. There was, however, a cooler break some days ago and I just had to ta ... Read on »
Amélie by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It is so true that it's the little things in life that make all the difference. Take this bicycle, for example. I've dreamed of having one for years now. It's be ... Read on »
Carrot Pancakes by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My pancake addiction is showing no signs of slowing down. Savoury pancakes , sweet pancakes and now these: carrot pancakes. All these variations are actually quite ... Read on »
Finnish Spinach Soup by Maria L. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is nothing better than a comforting soup on a rainy day. I made the most of it yesterday and whipped up spinach soup, a childhood favourite served with hard ... Read on »
Brown Rice, Grape and Feta Salad by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A quick mid-week update as I had the luxury of having a friend for lunch today. This brown rice salad was completely effortless to make, but it will definitely bec ... Read on »