Autumn News

As I wrote in my last post, I'm still quite behind with many things. So before I leave for a wonderful weekend in Tuscany I would love to announce a couple of news. In September I introduced an exciting new project, an online magazine G2Kitchen. I'm truly honoured to be part of this project as a contributor. The first issue of the magazine was released last week and it's full of fantastic seasonal recipes and beautiful photos from the team of lovely international bloggers. Take a look at my apple recipes and other seasonal delicacies in the fall issue.

And here comes the second news. In March I was working on my first commercial photos for a Prague Palladium magazine. I can't express how happy I am that I was asked again to create some food photos for the new fall/winter issue. I can't wait to get my hands on the printed version that was christened last Saturday in Prague.

I have one question for you. I spent the last two weeks in Czech Republic where I visited my friends and family and had a truly great time. The main reason for the visit, however, was a traditional Czech pig-slaughtering feast that we organised for our Finnish friends who have never experienced the atmosphere of this event. This was also the first time when I had the opportunity to see a traditional pig-slaughtering and I captured the whole event on my camera. And here's the question. Would you be interested in reading a blog post about a traditional pig-slaugtering feast and seeing some photos? I ask, because I think some of the photos are not for the faint-hearted and vegetarians. So let me know what you think.

I wish you all a wonderful Halloween weekend!


  1. Great news regarding your commercial work. Well done! I'd personally love to see the pig slaughtering! Bring it on!

  2. yes, we want some blood!
    I used to go to pig-slaugthering at my grandparents in slovakia, but it was long time ago.. and i've never liked it - you must be outside, you're cold, you are supposed to eat strange things :)

  3. Congrats! That is so great.



  4. congrats..loved the mag..
    And where did you get those red pears??? i have been trying 2 get my hands on some but never seem to find it

  5. Hi Sari - so happy to heat about your many projects - it's not a surprise though because you are so talented. Conrgatulations on the commercial work!
    I'd love to see a pig slaughtering... it's about time we face this reality.

  6. I had already been looking at the magazine... :) and also congratulations on the new publication! It looks beautiful!
    I would love to see the pig slaughtering (well, that sounds a bit odd..) I've seen it in real life while on a trip in Malaysia and the thing I had the most problems with was the screaming of the pigs, but I am guessing that will not be heard on your photos.. :))

  7. Congratulations for the new publication and for geting asked to contribute for the Palladium winter issue, that is so great! Anyway, I'm not surprised they asked you as you did great job in the previous issue :)

    Great that everybody seems to want the pig slaughtering pics here - even though I eyewitnessed the happening (and yes, it was bloody awful :D but also a truly fun and unforgettable experience) I really want to read your story about it here and see the photos!

  8. Congrats Sari! Keep up the good work.

    We, Hungarians have the same pig slaughtering traditions, so I don't mind if you post the photos.

  9. Sarka, your blog is such a visual feast! Thanks for a lovely visit.

    Congratulations on your projects too!

    As for pig-slaughtering, I think that may be hard to read, but I think that if we want to eat animals we should not shy away from the process of how they get to our table...! Look forward to the post if you do write it.

  10. Beautiful photos :)

  11. YAY. Glad to see some bits of what I witnessed first hand in your home this autumn Sarka! Gotta read this :) I am not iffy about stuff like that and am known to like a bit of horror and gore. Nonetheless, I always like to know what my food actually looks like and so forth. have no qualms with a pig slaughtering post Sarka! I think that's good! (national geo wild style) x