It's still winter and yet I can feel spring in the air. The light is changing which at this latitude mainly means that we're finally getting to see the sun more often. This week, I was totally amazed to notice that it wasn't dark outside at 2:30pm! I may or may not have danced a happy dance. Anyway, I'm looking forward to those sunny February days and walks on frozen lakes. After that, I'm ready to welcome spring.
I'm wishing you all a great weekend and to all my pals in North America a fun Super Sunday!
What has inspired me lately...
» Sarah of The Vanilla Bean Blog is working on her first cookbook! It's about baking. Obviously. *crazyexcited*
» Pure Green Magazine isn't only a really fabulous magazine about thoughtful, green, and sustainable living but they also have an inspiring podcast! So far, I've especially enjoyed the episodes with Huckle&Goose (they offer curated seasonal meal plans and I've been honored to work with; they're featuring my Nordic Pea Soup this week!), Lindsey Love of Dolly and Oatmeal and Laura Wright of The First Mess.
» Lindsey, one of the ladies in this food blogging community who inspires me the most, is also working on her debut cookbook! I'm 100% sure that I'm gonna madly fall in love with it. (no pressure, friend!)
» Please tell me you've already discovered From The Kitchen, a gorgeous NZ-based food blog
» Some recipes from the web that I've tried this month and that are worth mentioning: Turmeric-Miso Soup, Spicy Red Lentil Stuffed Bell Peppers, shakshuka (recipe can also be found in David Lebovitz's My Paris Kitchen), naan, and chocolate granola (that's what I'm having in the pics!).
» I'm a sucker for Irish Coffee, so this would be perfect for summer: Dublin Iced Coffee
» I want something like this
» Love the feel of Ordinary Daze, a new, inspiring blog
» Are you trying to nail down the perfect sourdough bread loaf? I think this guide on The Clever Carrot is fabulous!
» Savoy Cabbage Strudel + a video to get lost in
» I love Belén's work and I'm beyond excited to see her on Freunde von Freunden sharing her gorgeous meals with us.
» Oy, Finnish followers! Be sure to listen to Helsingin Ruokaradio every Tuesday at 5pm on Radio Helsinki. This far, I've really enjoyed the show!
» Also mainly for my Finnish followers, check out the Finnish band ELE (the singer is Eva Louhivuori, better known from the duo Eva&Manu), who are bringing out their debut album this February, and their song Kun Kello Seisoo. I love it and am looking forward to seeing them live on stage.
And here follows the obligatory & most exciting question of all: what are you cooking/baking this weekend? I'm making pizza with Jim Lahey's no-knead pizza dough! Toppings? At least a variation of the following: prosciutto, chorizo, mozzarella, ricotta, and arugula. Maybe some caramelized fennel too?