Greetings from Casablanca, Morocco!
I had a great time in Helsinki but it’s nice to be back with my husband…
Espa, Helsinki 1.10.2010 – still green…
You could sit outside and have a drink…
It was a beautiful and warm day…
Sun was shining and people were smiling…
I had about 17 kilos (37 lbs) food goodies in my suitcase!!! like this Finnish speciality vendace loaf
“Fish rooster” – “muikkukukko” in Finnish.
You know a phrase
We have a similar phrase
which literally means ‘Say vendace!’
‘Traditional loaf-shaped fish and pork pie of the Savo region in eastern Finland.
The filling consists of layers of fish and pork fat,
which are wrapped inside a smooth rye crust and slowly baked in oven.
The dome-shaped pie is eaten by cutting out pieces of the crust,
topping them with the succulent filling. Kalakukko can be filled with whole small fish
(vendace) or fish fillets (eg vendace, perch, rainbow trout) or vegetables (eg rutabaga), alternating them with layers of pork fat and salt.’
A little bit butter (real butter!), heating in microwave oven – voilà! ready to eat – yummy!