Sunday, January 3, 2010

little finland

Ok. So, I am not actually Finnish. But being from Thunder Bay is almost like being an honourary Finn. At least I like to think so. I feel like I'm a little Finnish in my soul or something. While in Thunder Bay I had lunch at the Hoito with my mom and brother.

Karjallan Piirakka: a thin rye crust filled with rice, smothered in butter and topped with egg salad. So yummy.

I did some shopping in the neighbourhood, including the previously mentioned Marimekko spree at Finnport.

I also picked up some beautifully packaged Finnish shampoo. The yellow bottle is honey conditioner, the white is regular conditioner, the brown is tar shampoo and the green is birch shampoo. 'Erittäin Hieno Suomalainen' translates to 'Extremely Fine Finnish Shampoo'. 'Huis Hoito' means 'hair care'.

And I got some pretty licorice from the Scandinavian Deli.


  1. wow, that looks absolutely delightful...the closet I've come to that is a German restaurant with really good spaetzel in Brooklyn, and that does not count at all...I would love to go to that finnport store...

  2. I love all your finds. Sound like a fun place to eat and shop. Cheers!

  3. That's it! I have to move to Toronto or Helsinki!

  4. those shampoo bottles are so awesome!