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About Piritta

This is blog is written for lovers of nature, beauty and pleasure. Upgrade your hiking experience by exploring great cooking in landscapes! I'm hooked in fishing and hiking in Lapland. Since 2005 I've spent most of my holidays in the wilderness, at least a week per year, some years much more. Dreaming about it and planning the trip months ahead makes the experience last longer! It is great to share my passionate hobby with you. I hope this blog and my wilderness cooking books will offer you plenty of inspiration.

Crumbled Apple Pie


Classic among hikers, with many variations. Dessert or a midnight snack. Wonderful with Hikers’ Hot Chocolate – and even better with some vanilla sauce (ready made ones in the stores weigh a lot, make your own with the White Pudding recipe). … Continue reading

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Warm Eggplant “Salad”


Traditional salad this is not – a warm salad is what I had in mind. Rich in flavor, great lunch. I’ve made this at home several times too. The first wilderness version was prepared in July 2012 at the Lemmenjoki … Continue reading

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Black Chanterelle (Reindeer) Soup


This soup was supposed to be a festive starter – well it turned out to be lunch one day at the campsite. It’s not a large portion, but at that moment it was enough – at least for my friend … Continue reading

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Cashew Millet Porridge


It is of course a matter of taste, but I think millet porridge is better than rice porridge. It’s more nutritious too. This is quite a heavy portion. You can make it lighter by replacing figs with dry apples (less … Continue reading

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White Pudding with Stripes


There are many ready made deserts in super markets, instant puddings and cakes – somehow I’ve never been interested in those. Nevertheless, deserts are luxurious in the wilderness. Here is a simple and fast desert: white pudding with berry stripes. … Continue reading

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Bread Pancakes


Poor Knights – that’s the name of this dish in Finnish. Few pieces of almost fresh bread left over from the bus ride to the wilderness – ingredients of a luxurious breakfast. This is suitable also for weekend trips, or … Continue reading

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Thai Pike with rice


Pike is not my favourite fish. But I tend to get them quite often. So many good pike recipes are needed. My three favourite ones are Garlic-shrimp-pike-soup, Pike in a Curry Sauce and Thai Pike. If you get a better … Continue reading

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Russian Buckwheat Porridge


One day I was visiting a russian friend of mine who lives in Berlin. For breakfast she made buckwheat porridge. At first I didn’t even want to taste it as I assumed that I don’t like buckwheat. Surprisingly whole grain … Continue reading

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Instant Oatmeal – Classic Hiking Porridge


This is my most common hiking breakfast as it is fast and easy – and not much dishes to do afterwards. If you stay all day at the camp site or fishing, 70 g oatmeal is most likely enough. To … Continue reading

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Pickled Raw Fish


The best way to enjoy a good fish – the next day Ingredients and tools 1 kg fresh fish (salmon, whitefish, brown trout, grayling) 3 T. sea salt (c. 40 g, rough grain better than fine) 1 T. white sugar … Continue reading

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