Monday, April 6, 2015



Easter dinner photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
I love to work with intuition. When talking about food I often have certain taste in my mind what I would like to eat and of course when I'm cooking I try to reach that.

Easter dinner photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

But have to admit I don't always get there, haha. Today I wanted to make some strong flavors with little twist of something that is new to us. 

Easter dinner photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
I went to Pinterest to get some inspiration and recipe. I found few interesting ones but quite soon I decided to go with Malabar Style Kozhi Nirachathu recipe. I found it from blog called Life Scoops. This recipe has its origins from the Malabar region of Kerala, the southernmost state of India writes the blogger Shema George behind the Life Scoops.  

Easter dinner photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

But I didn't follow the recipe literally. I made some shortcuts and adjusting :) Like I didn't stuff the chicken with eggs, peanuts etc - I only put some gravy and a bit of marinade inside the chicken. 

Easter dinner photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

I used sea-buckthorn instead of lemon. I didn't have curry leaves or fennel seed powder...My helping husband made fresh salad and rice-lentil side dishes. 

Easter dinner photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
For the dessert I had made already meringue but I also wanted to have something new with it so I took gooseberries from freezer and made some Grand Marnier sauce. It was very simple: egg yolk, sugar and Grand Marnier. I know some think don't mix different tastes/cuisine together but I don't care that kind of rules. I go with intuition - still ;) so we got meringue with gooseberries and Grand Marnier sauce after we had eaten chicken with indian spices...not even from same continent.

Easter dinner photo by Kreetta Järvenpää
I have to admit that this time I managed to cook a very good whole chicken. Have I already told you that it was also local and organic? We ordered few whole chickens from and this is one of them. The sauce was very tasty and chicken wasn't too dry. The dessert also turned out to be very delicious. I had a bit of luck today. I've also noticed that when you are cooking it helps if you keep it relaxed - then you have better chance to make something good. 

...after cooking our small kitchen is a total mess. It waits for me at this very moment. So I know what to do next ;) I hope we are going to have a bigger kitchen in near future that cooking and cleaning after cooking isn't so challenging - or is it just me - no matter the size of the kitchen, haha.

Lots of new energy and creative week for you! 


ps.  Tomato seeds are waiting for me too...


  1. hmmm.... looks all fine to me
    but that first image:
    love, LOVE!
    i have those sweet little blue flowers
    in my garden too ;^))

    1. They are adorable and it is so nice when the whole grass is full of them. It's a sea of flowers :) Thank you Patrice!


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