I've used this recipe to make fish cakes before and I think it works wonderfully with salmon or tuna. I knew I really had to work up the flavours to compensate the use of tinned crab, and as my partner had a taste of these and said "they're good, but I can't really taste the crab", I knew my mission had been accomplished.
With the beef mince and some potatoes in my fridge my usual choice for dinner would have been meatballs, but since I have been even more than my usual Japan crazy lately (as we are about to book our flights to Japan!!), I decided to make the ever so yummy korokke.
I just love these Japanese words that have been borrowed from other languages, and the way they are pronounced feels very natural to me thanks to Finnish and Japanese having a lot of similar sounds. Korokke of course comes from the word croquette, and these deep fried patties are usually made with mashed potato. This version has a slight curry flavour to it and I added a good amount of beef to make it a fuller meal.
Every year I wait eagerly for the fig season. I find this gorgeous fruit utterly fascinating, delicate and glamorous. It makes me happy just to see them appearing in stores and markets, and I instantly start thinking of recipes to use them for. There is no wrong way of enjoying this fruit: it's delicious on its own complexity, it pairs wonderfully with honey and nuts and it is the Queen of any cheese platter.
It's Friday and my home smells like muffins. Can you think of any better way to start the weekend?
I love how delicious and guilt-free these vanilla and lavender muffins turned out. I didn't use any oil or butter, and thanks to almond meal they are gluten-free, too! Lavender is such a gorgeous addition to these muffins, and it gives them a certain kind of luxurious feel.
I hope you'll have a lovely and relaxing weekend!