Saturday, 5 February 2011

Saturday Goodies

One of the greatest things about visiting “home” is the possibility to eat all sorts of “local” delicacies…


“Runeberg's torte (Finnish: Runebergintorttu; Swedish: Runebergstårta) is a Finnish pastry flavored with almonds and rum and it usually weighs about 100 grams. There is usually raspberry jam in a sugar ring on the tart.

The torte got its name from the Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877) who, according to legend, enjoyed the torte with punsch for every breakfast. Runeberg's tortes are typically eaten only in Finland and are generally available from the beginning of January to Runeberg's birthday on February 5. “ (

Add to that delicious chocolate and sweets from Russia and Poland, and you’ll  have my current menu.



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