Gear Talk: A Tale of Two Kuksas — Backpacking North
The Kuksa (or Guksi (Sámi), Kåsa (Swedish)) is a traditional wooden cup originally made by the indigenous people of Lapland, the Sámi. It holds a special place in my heart, coming from Lapland, and for me at least, is inextricably linked to the landscape of the Northern Nordic lands. When you happen
Hiking into Finland's Natural Beauty at Nuuksio National Park
I like hiking, though I’m not a Survivor-level flint and tinder type of hiker. Instead, I enjoy the walk-through-the-woods-and-admire-the-scenery type of hiking. So when my brother told me that the Nuuksio National Park, where I could see the
Juhannus on liputuspäivistä ainoa, jolloin lippu on salossa yön yli. Se nostetaan aattoiltana kello 18 ja lasketaan juhannuspäivän iltana kello 21. Juhannuksena on muutoksia myös joukkoliikenteen aikatauluissa, kauppojen ja pankkien aukioloajoissa ja muissa palveluissa.
Three new stars in the kitchen: a golden cloudberry jam, a shiny bilberry jam, and a fragrant plum & vanilla jam
Up here in Estonia, I'm busy preparing for the long, dark and cold Nordic winter by trying to preserve some of this gorgeous, light & sunny summer. I've made a litre of wild strawberry fridge jam (and a small jar of wild raspberry jam), three different types of cherry preserves, and K has made some apricot jam . Oh, and I made this gorgeously red redcurrant jelly. We did make few jars of ginger & rhubarb jam, using Moominmamma's recipe, but we have already eaten those. Here's what we stored…