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Breakfast

Week 15, 2019
Turku, Finland

In 2018, we started to cook diverse recipes taking advantage of an options that our City Market offers (Side note: City Market is the name of our store from the chain K-market, which it is one of the Finnish chain of hypermarkets).  Next, at the beginning of 2019, following an advice of my nurse, I started to document my meals. It is a big difference to see the photos of what has eaten than to use one’s memory of what one ate. Our mind can lie to ourselves.

However today our breakfast was a BOMB of good things, and I decided to record the menu in here. The following photo shows my breakfast and below it is described.

Rich breakfast

1. Juice

The juice consisted of:

  • Approx 2 cm of ginger
  • Approx 3.5 cm of turmeric (I discovered this root recently, thanks to a indian recipe we cooked. It seems it is such a good thing to consume, you can read about it here and here)
  • 1 big carrot
  • 2 oranges
  • ½ mango

2. Berry soup

On Saturday I cooked  Finnish berry soup. Consequently, during this week it is possible to have berry soup for breakfast.  Berry soup is an excellent dish!  While aiming to write down which berries I used, I discover this website describing different types of berries.  My soup had:

  • Bilberry (we call it blueberry)
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry

3. The mango’s bone,  which I could not be included in the juice. I think the mango was Palmer. Again, I just discover how many different mango types are available. Need to pay attention to this!

4. One fried egg

5. Two or three slides of local bread (7 vjlianleipä from Salonen ). This item is not included in the picture.

I admit, I am a lucky girl!

— cais

D18/005 Tacos

Week 1, 2018
Turku, Finland

Back in Finland, and while walking on the street I read on the door a restaurant called Taconito the following message: “approved by mexicans”. Naturally, I got curious and visited the place. There were tacos! 🙂

I believe it was important to try them so I bought some to take away.  the first nice suprised is that they gave me the “salsas” to take away as we do at home. That was just lovely.  Later at home, we try them and honestly, there were very good tacos!

So, if you are in Turku and you want to eat good tacos with a good service please visit Taco Nito. This was a very good discovery! 🙂

Tacos at home with the set of salsas aside. DELICIOUS!

— cais

 

Mexican food day

Week 1
Joensuu, Finland

Winter is here as you can see:

Weather on 8.1.16

Weather on 8.1.16

To cheer me up, today I declared a delicatessen day of  Mexican food.

I started with  tamales Oaxaqueños for breakfast and for lunch and dinner Chilaquiles.

Chilaquiles in Joensuu

Chilaquiles in Joensuu

Lucky me with my kitchen treasures to survive this winter !!!!