The secret is out! I have been chosen to be a guest chef/blogger for the travel site, VisitHelsinki.com. Follow me as I explore Helsinki’s burgeoning food scene.
The great combination of flavors in this recipe really allows the asparagus and tofu to shine. Ultimately, this dish is a great way to enjoy springtime asparagus by dazzling your tofu with a little Asian-inspired pizzazz while keeping it absolutely vegetarian, too!
Sicilian Sciusceddu is a pumped-up egg drop soup. This Italian version is fortified with tiny meatballs, ricotta, whisked egg and caciocavallo cheese. This soup is truly “delizioso” and nourishment for your soul!
Åland is a great place to get a taste of island life in northern Europe. Very few people think of vacationing on a northern island. I hope this post on the Åland Islands will entice you to change your attitude about latitude and try a different type of island getaway.
My favorite stuffed artichoke recipe is something anyone can make. So if you’re a big fan of artichokes, this is your chance to surprise your grandmother and quite possibly outdo your favorite restaurant’s version of a stuffed artichoke.
The cupcakes bake up beautifully and are vibrantly delicious, full of that fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil flavor. The Lemon Mascarpone icing is absolutely fabulous and it truly turns these already extraordinary cupcakes into a very special gourmet treat. Once you make this recipe you will never look at olive oil the same way again.
Okay gnocchi lovers! This Potato Gnocchi with a Cauliflower Truffle Cream is for you. It’s one heavenly way to eat potatoes (and cauliflower)!
Hotel Pommern of the Åland Hotel Group welcomes chef Franco Lania on March 10th-12th. Franco will cook a 5-course tasting menu. Chef Lania is a 9/11 survivor and from that day forward he changed his career focus. His new mission is to help people get their lives back on track by enlivening them via the invigorating energy of cooking. “It’s all about receiving a warm embrace from the stove”, the chef says
My message of cooking as a form of pleasant therapy is a friendly reminder to view your stove as an old friend who is always there to give a warm embrace.