Two from Finland in one day–and both food-related!
On the left, from a Postcrosser in Iisalmi, Finland, is a card that traveled 5,248 miles over 17 days to get to me. The sender tells me she’s a mother of two young children, and a teacher of English, Spanish, and Swedish. She also writes of food:
“We eat lots of fish in Finland, especially salmon. My husband often prepares ‘blazed salmon’ and it’s delicious. The fillet of salmon is pinned with wooden sticks or nails onto a plank of wood, which is held at an angle over the fire to cook the dish. The stamp represents another traditional Finnish dish, karelian rice pasties. They have a thin rye crust filled with creamy rice porridge. You should try them if you visit Finland!”
And so I shall, if I do!
The other card is rendered from actual food packaging, thanks to a Postcrossing Forum food package postcard tag. The sender is from Isojoki, Finland, and she writes:
“This package is from instant porridge, oatmeals with raspberry. Very delicious. Do you like oatporridge? It is typical in U.S.A.? Hope you like this ‘card.’ 🙂 “
Stamps & postmarks below. At the bottom right, you can see the pasties the first writer described.
Have you tried any of these fine Finnish foods?