Fun Festivals – Wife Carrying Championships

    Ronkainen, a legendary Finnish robber of the 1700s, had would-be gang members carry a heavy woman over an obstacle course to prove their strength. The annual wife-carrying championships in Sonkajaarvi, Finland derive from […]

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Fun Festivals – Cell Phone Tossing

Anja Heino practices tossing cell phones Be sure to make your way to Savonlinna, Finland during mid August* for its prestigious Cell Phone Throwing Championship. The traditional part has participants throwing the cell phones over […]

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Great Arctic Eats – Utsjoki, Finland

Great Arctic Eats – Utsjoki, Finland ° Are you a diner who shuns crowds, but loves saunas* and watching reindeer ? Do you love words with “aa” in them, such as “kalastaa,” the Finnish word […]

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Greek Lemon Chicken and Santa’s Beach Babes

Greek Entree LEMON CHICKEN INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon oregano 1 teaspoon rosemary ½ teaspoon thyme 1½ pounds boneless chicken SPECIAL UTENSIL 9″ casserole dish PREPARATION […]

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Åland Semolina Pancake and Nude Winter Marathons

Finnish Breakfast ÅLAND SEMOLINA PANCAKE WITH PRUNE SAUCE INGREDIENTS – PANCAKE 2¾ cups milk ¾ cup semolina or Cream of WheatTM ½ tablespoon cardamom 4 eggs ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar 1 cup flour […]

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Finnish dilled beef stew

Finnish Entree DILLED BEEF STEW (Tilliliha) INGREDIENTS 3 pounds boneless chuck roast 1 onion 3 tablespoons butter 3 ½ cups beef broth 1 teaspoon allspice ½ tablespoon coarsely ground pepper 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon […]

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Reasons why Finland is cooler than you.

This existence of mine, this head I inhabit is not easy to understand. If hard work paid off, I’d be 784 times poorer than the 1834 Poor Law. Some people in this world are convinced […]

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