The time to go home and enjoy with our love ones has come. Is time to give the best of ourselves and to make others happy with actions of love.
In Finland is a tradition to go back to your parents or to your grandmother's house in the countryside to spend Christmas, there you will have a peaceful time away from all the city noise and have a good time enjoying the nature.
So, our friend Eve from the Blog "The Full Teaspoon Club" came to visit us at home and we got the chance of making Gingerbread with an experienced backer. We had so much fun making the gingerbread and decorating it, and the recipe we got from Eve to make orange flavored gingerbread was delicious.
We also got to learn some tricks to make the most out of our gingerbread like making a hole when they are still warm to make little Christmas decorations afterwards. Andy was with us too and she made us laugh a lot with her stories and jokes about little chickens.
We also learned how to make our own decoration tools from baking paper so you don't have to spend tons of money in decoration stuff. This was a great experience for us. The third thing we learned was to make the icing for the decoration using Lemon or Lime; I have always used water or milk but using Lemon makes the icing sugar taste very good.
So make sure to visit Eves Blog to get more tips like this ones and to find out the wonderful and delicious food she makes all the time.
Have a nice and Happy Independence Day! Like Finnish do, you can enjoy by watching the Castle Ball or Linnanjuhat. Light some blue candles and enjoy your time with family or friends.
Happy Independence day Finland!
their independence on December 6th.
the date when they got their
independence form the Russian Republic. The declaration of
independence was written on 4.12.1917 and then accepted by government
at 6.12.1917 with 100 to 88 votes.
On January 1918
Finland got accepted their independence by most of the European
countries, first ones being Sweden and France at 4th
of January and Germany at 6th, Great Britain and United States didn’t accept the independence
before the WWI had ended, more than a year later.
The date of
has only been celebrated since 1919, when at first it was only a
holiday for offices, schools and jury; then in 1929 it became a
general holiday like we know it today. The biggest celebration happens at the Presidential Castle commonly known as Linnanjuhlat where more than 2000 Finnish celebrities and important people are invited to have dinner with the President. The party is every year broadcasted by Finnish Television YLE and most of Finns like to watch it at home.
We are already getting ready with glögi and food to watch the show on TV and you?
Her name is Pikku Tani and she has come to help us explore this land that holds thousands of secrets and places to explore. She is here to explain life in Finland and to let you know fun and interesting facts about this wonderful country.
She is a curious girl, always asking questions and always wondering places that others may not want to visit so easily. She loves the adventure and the unexpected.For her the best trips are those that are not planned and instead just happen spontaneously and on the go.
She can be silly and childish but she likes to express her feelings and views about the world no matter the circumstances. She likes to sing and talk but in Finland people appreciates the silence. "Silence is Gold". Pikku Tani loves the nature and likes to walk and explore Finnish forest. She likes Sauna and swimming on the lake. Her Favorite food is Porkkanalaatikko, riisipiirakka and hernekeitto while her favorite sweet food is Pulla (Sweet Bun). She loves to be friend with Finnish people all the time, although sometimes she don't understand some things about them she likes to be with them to learn all about their culture.