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Chanterelles, along with clodberries, is the religion in Sweden. There's nothing, nothing, that tastes better than wild chanterelles.

Blue Alvar Aalto vase, Kivi and Kastehelmi votives, Iittala

Blue Alvar Aalto vase, Kivi and Kastehelmi votives, Iittala. I love this color!

Loimulohi Salmon #Finland A delicacy you should taste! :)

Loimulohta teeillassa

Loimulohi Glow Salmon A delicacy you should taste! :) Sirpa: My cousin just sent me a picture from Finland doing the exact same thing,,,,looks like it tastes fantastic!

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch venik hanging on the wall, with which we smote ourselves! In the heat of the sauna, the venik produces a wonderful herbal smell.

The entrance to the smoke sauna door. The door handle is a moose antler. Note the birch whisk (vihta) hanging on the wall, with which to smote oneself! In the heat of the sauna, the vihta produces a wonderful herbal smell.

Helsinki, Finland: Winter frost

The Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland (c) Helsinki Tourism Material Bank/Niklas Sjöblom

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