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Summer cottage - There are some 188,000 lakes in Finland, almost all have summer cottages beside them. Finns love nature, and they love the peace and quiet by their lakes, visiting their cottages most weekends in summer - and especially during the holiday month of July.

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(Can you imagine spending your summer on an island?) Finnish archipelago

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"Astiankuivauskaappi" is a Finnish invention (Maiju Gebhard).

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Joulutorttu: Finnish Christmas jam tarts & recipe

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Finnish Cucumber Salad from She's in the Kitchen

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Hirvi Finnish Kitchen Towels

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The Finns have something they call sisu. It is a compound of bravado and bravery, of ferocity and tenacity, of the ability to keep fighting after most people would have quit, and to fight with the will to win. The Finns translate sisu as "the Finnish spirit" but it is a much more gutful word than that.

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Cooking Finland: Blueberry soup--blåbärssoppa--mustikkakeitto

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Nordic and nice: berries at a Finnish market.

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Valio is one of the biggest companies in Finland. Valio produces dairy products such as cheese, butter, yogurt and milk.

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