Inspired by munkki, the cardamom donuts eaten in Finland to celebrate Vappu (the first of May celebration), Munnki Muffins (Cardamom Donut Muffins) have an intense cardamom flavor and come together in minutes. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
Inspired by mustikkakeitto, or Finnish blueberry soup, this easy-to-make Spiced Blueberry Sorbet is perfect on a hot summer's day. This post may contain affiliate links, meaning that I get a commission if you take advantage of the offer (thank you!).
Vappu, or the First of May celebration in Finland, is something to experience. Vappu in Helsinki kicks off on April 30 (also known as Vappuaatto, or Vappu Eve) with a raucous donning of a graduation cap on a statue that I think the entire country comes out to watch. The celebration continues the next day with a giant picnic in Kaivopuisto, a lovely park near where I stayed. Vappu remains one of my top travel memories. Now updated with tips for planning your trip!
The Finns know their way around baked goods, and memories of Voisilmäpulla (Finnish butter-eye buns)