Brita Torte

This torte symbolizes summer to me. It is so easy, needs no fancy decorations and the flavors can be easily adjusted according to what berries are in season. Summer has arrived in full force and it is hard to believe that just a few short months ago we were skating and skiing on the lake. […]

The woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) and other simple pleasures

The woodland strawberry or metsämansikka in Finnish, is like nature’s candy, growing on roadsides and on the sides of ditches. This little berry has a bit of nostalgia. We filled and decorated our cake with them when we got engaged on St. John’s thirteen years ago. The perfect start for the day. Muesli, nuts, 1/2 […]