Mother’s Day gifts from Finland

Mother’s Day – Best boxes and bags of Finland! When a woman gives birth in Finland, she is entitled to the Finnish “Baby Box”.  You may or may not have read articles about this over the past years, sporadic though … Continue reading 

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Recipe for Finnish Waffles

Finnish Waffles – Heart-shaped delights “Crisp Heart-shaped Waffles” is how this delightful Finnish Recipe book from 1974 put it.  This is mainly due to the traditional waffle iron being rosette shaped, with each section forming its own heart. The batter … Continue reading 

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How to make a Finnish Coffee Bread “Pulla”

How to make a Finnish Cardamom Coffee Bread “Pulla” Tweet Once you make this delicious Cardamom Coffee Bread, called Pulla in Finland, you’ll be reinventing it again and again.  Delicious on its own, dipped in coffee, with butter, toasted or … Continue reading 

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Finnish waffles recipe – yum!

Finnish Waffles – Heart-shaped delights Tweet “Crisp Heart-shaped Waffles” is how this delightful Finnish Recipe book from 1974 put it.  This is mainly due to the traditional waffle iron being rosette shaped, with each section forming its own heart. The … Continue reading 

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How to make ‘Sima’ Finnish Lemon Mead May Day drink.

How to make Sima, Finnish May Day celebration drink; Tweet This beverage is only slightly fermented,therefore even children tend to drink it during Finland’s May Day Celebrations “Vappu”. It is possible to make it unfermented and therefore even safer for … Continue reading 

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Drinks in Finland – what to order…?

Thirsty?  Drinks of Finland uncovered: Tweet It is no secret that the Finns as a nation like a drink or two from time to time.  In moderation, these can be enjoyed from evenings by the fire, to the summer saunas … Continue reading 

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10 most Romantic places in Helsinki

10 most Romantic Places in Helsinki for Valentine’s Day    There is always a reason to find a little romance in the world, these top Helsinki spots are great for lovers of all budgets! Here our our top tips for … Continue reading 

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Blog-Finnish Easter – what to expect

Easter in Finland – Chocolate, Bonfires & Witches? Witches, yes you heard right, I am talking about Easter, NOT Halloween (which is scarcely celebrated in Finland). Witches are part of Finnish mythology, like most cultures in some form.  However, in … Continue reading 

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Stopover in Helsinki – the checklist

How to make a Helsinki Airport Stopover in 2014 Tweet There are SO many things to see and do in Finland, if you plan to come for a week or two.  But what if you only have a few days? … Continue reading 

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Social Equality in Finland

Social Equality in Finland – Minna Canth Social Activist Today, 19th March, celebrates Social Equality in Finland.  Keen stances on social equality have been witnessed in Finland for well over 200 years, especially with the Rights of Women.  By 1872 … Continue reading 

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