Cooking Moomins Part I – Moominpappa’s Tuna Spaghetti
I was getting so excited last night, laying in bed reading my Moomins Cookbook, choosing from a range of Finnish dishes. Now I know what you think, you probably ask the question “What has Finnish food got to offer?” Well, same for British food when you mention it to a non-British person I suppose. We don’t have them down as a land of fine food, but I believe every culture produces food that captures their way of living. And this book of course, transformed my bed into a place in Moomin Valley and I could almost smell the fish, the rye bread and wholesome cinnamonny desserts!
After trawling through pages and pages of recipes like “Sardine Spread”, “Graham Gruel” and “Spring Clean Soup”, I was almost thinking maybe Finnish food is not for me. (I confirmed with James on that one). But then I spotted Moominpappa’s Tuna Spaghetti.
Ingredients are easy to gather, in fact http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/xenical_generic.html I’ve got almost everything in the house apart from leek. Also, tomatoes and pasta is almost a great hit with Ashleigh so it’s definitely a winning dish. It is a very, very easy dish to make, and from start to finish it took me about 30 mins, that’s including chopping and opening cans! I had to swap spaghetti for fuscilli though, since I realised at the last minute that I haven’t got enough spaghetti… and here’s how it turned out…
It tasted lovely and Ashleigh kept saying “More please!” He must’ve had 3 rounds of pasta in the end, although he kept picking out the mushrooms and fish, but he did enjoy it very much. It’s not a fine cuisine dish, but it has got a nice flavour and very homey. (is homey a word?) Hehe I can’t wait to try another moomin dish!