Fresh New Year is here now 2016

Fresh New Year is here now 2016

Fresh New Year is here now 2016  don’t waste it.  Fresh New Year 2016 as a concept is a very positive one, especially if you make good positive choices in life. The ultimate end in life is the summation of the person choices made the journey, and of course there are some exceptions but the 99.9 % of people end up where they are because of the choices they a have made in life.

Fresh New Year is here now 2016

Choices are sometimes conscious and also  unconscious.

There are choices that are made in life that were not really personally conscious choices, the choice may have been made because of parents guidance or peer pressure, or maybe desperate circumstances that push the individual to make desperate and morally bad choices in life.   They too are the minority of people that are forced to choose that which they don’t want to, or which they would not choose if they had a say in the matter. They are the exceptional desperate circumstances that require a moral specialist who understands ethics and morality with competence. Because the majority of people defend their own bad choices by giving excuses that they had no choice.  When the reality may be that they had never learned or paid the cost of the sacrifice  to moral choices at the time of temptation.  To make a bad moral choice  may seem to be a very attractive proposition at the time, but ultimate it is a bad decision and a poor moral judgement.  However such choices are common in humanity, and with age the wrong decision can become a more clear over time as more wisdom is attained. To reverse the trend in bad decision-making, one needs to acknowledge the past mistakes and to confess the wrongs and the sin. By that the action there is a change at the spiritual level, and that is where real change takes place, at the spiritual level.

 Holiday Greetings
and Best Wishes
for a New Year of Happiness
in a World of Peace

Whatever is beautiful,
Whatever is meaningful,
Whatever brings you happiness…
May it be yours this Holiday Season
and throughout the coming year!

May you find peace, love, and the
true spirit of the Holiday Season

Warmest Greetings of the Season
and Best Wishes for
Happiness in the New Year

Wishing our Friends and Family
a Joyous Holiday filled with Peace,
Love, and Prosperity.
Best Wishes for a Healthy New Year!

Are you feeling depressed?

Depression and sadness can be caused by negative feelings and poor environment, which may be due to lack of creativity, not able to change the circumstances and the personal environment. Simply put a person has become stuck in a depressing rut. The way out of such rut is to be proactive.  Here are some simply steps to get out of a depressing rut:

Clean the house, start by removing useless rubbish and thoroughly make the living space really tidy with lots of free space. Including removing clutter from table tops, benches, room corners, wardrobes and cupboards. There is nothing unusual about such clean up, because in normal life things do accumulate over time and it needs to be taken care of by removing useless clutter every so often.

Fresh New Year is here now 2016 , start again with an immaculate Environment

Think of the time when you first moved into the space that you live in, can you remember how much spare space there was, how the floors space was also free of clutter. It may be practical to return the living space to the original state few times as a reminder of reality, and to help you keep focused on the goals that you want to achieve in life. Useless clutter can be a distraction in the living space and it can eat up much energy and waste it.  The alternative is to use the energy focusing on the goals that you need to reach and do every day in order to reach the big goals in your life that you perceive to be situation where you are healthy, happy and content in life.  The beginning of the New Year is such a time to really do a thorough clean up of the home and living space, but do it with respect to the other people that may be sharing it you. Some people don’t understand how a living space can be a distraction to the goals in life. Maybe they have no personal goals in life. So it is good idea to share the New Year clean up idea with the people that you share the living space with, so that they are informed of the virtues of starting the New Year from a clean slate to make plans and clear objective goals for the New Year to work towards.

New Years is a chance for all of us to leave our mistakes behind and start fresh. Let’s freshen up! Happy New Years!

Thank you fro visiting this site www.Nordiccuisinefocus.com and reading up on this Fresh New Year is here now 2016.

I hope it was useful and meaningful for your new year!  Cheers!

 

Innovative digital technology company

Innovative digital technology company

DJI is Innovative digital technology company, DJI has developed a series of a quad-copters called the Phantoms that have evolved into an integrated flying system with aircraft, camera, Wi-Fi connectivity, a controller and the pilot’s mobile device.  These quad-copters are mainly intended for aerial cinematography and photography applications. The Phantom 2 Vision+ features a camera and a gimbal system manufactured by DJI. It is capable of taking 14 Megapixel still shots and recording high-definition (1080p) video.

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Innovative digital technology company line of products

Phantom 1
Phantom 1 is DJI’s first small size Ready-to-Fly VTOL, integrated multi-rotor aircraft for aerial filming.

Phantom 2
Compact, highly integrated flying platform that is compatible with DJI Zenmuse aerial gimbals that allow you to fly with your own camera. For the Phantom 2 with H3-3D bundle, Zenmuse H3-3D 3-axis gimbal is included for extreme camera stability and silky smooth video recording. But you do need to buy the GoPro Camera. There are many models available, White, Black and Silver series. The prices vary from around $350-$450.

Phantom 2 Vision+
The Phantom 2 Vision + comes stock standard with a DJI 3-Axis Gimbal and a 14MB camera as advertised
Flagship Phantom 2. All-in-one system, now with a 3-axis stabilization gimbal holding the included 14MP HD camera. Live view via a dedicated mobile app.

Phantom 3 Advanced. 
More intelligent, more powerful, and more accessible than ever before, the Phantom 3 offers an immersive, fun flying experience.

Inspire 1 UAV
The latest is the Inspire 1 UAV. It is considerably heavier than the Phantom series with a new platform design.
The body structure of the Inspire One is made of a strong carbon fibre, tubular structure arms arm’s that swing out and lift out of the camera view. The use of this new transformer design enables a full unrestricted 360° view of the flight path and the terrain below. This adds to the flight experience making the camera more unrestricted by the flying Inspire One UAV platform.

DJI’s most advanced technology comes together in an easy to use, all-in-one flying platform that empowers you to create the unforgettable.

It is not rocket science. It is easy if you just have a keen interest to explore the environment, and interest in photography and video capture, the platforms are relatively easy and simple to use, if you can follow instructions, and be responsible with the flying camera platform.

With this practical information with tips and tricks on the purchase phase of acquiring a camera drone, here is a resource with more information; you’ll be able to use to make your decision based on the current DJI models available.

To discover the world of the DJI flying cameras. This can be a new start to a fresh new looks at your natural world environment, click here:

Thank you for visiting Nordic Cuisine Focus web site and reading this article on the Innovative digital technology company.   I hope it was helpful and useful with the information provided with links to resources.  If you are interested to learn more about recreational drones then visit the following website for more info. http://www.bestcameradrone.net

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Natural Nordic berries

Natural Nordic berries

Natural Nordic berries are a great source  of natural nutrition and Phenolic compounds from the natural Nordic ingredients.  The primary one’s are the Nordic berries, herbs, and mushrooms from the Nordic land environment.  There are also vast fish stocks in the freshwater creeks, rivers, ponds, and lakes.

The modern Industrialization of a society with factories and dam building did affect the quality of the fresh waters during the 50’s to 70’s. Since then many problem areas have been cleaned up and the free flow of pollution into natural rivers and lakes stopped for good.
The Gulf of Finland is being mostly affected by the many large cities along its shoreline.  Then there is also the fish stock in the Bothnia Sea, herrings, Baltic herrings, perch, and salmon, which does get fresh water flowing into the Bothnia Sea bay, especially during the spring season, while the winter snow and ice melts from the catchment areas and flows into the Bothnia Sea. Last but not least is the far north Arctic Sea, where the clean Arctic waters are filled with large resources of fish, like Arctic cod and salmon just to name a few, plentiful with large resources of seafood.

Natural Nordic berries and the traditional berry forage culture

 

The most common Natural Nordic berries that are foraged and harvested by the local peoples do vary some from region to region, and the local environment and also the latitude.  Not all berries grow equally; they can be located at very specific areas especially with the development of modern farming, draining of bogs and swamps.  The cultivation and expansion of the pine forestry, forest harvesting and the modern urban development, with the growth of cities, roads and highways. They have all affected the land areas in many ways where natural berries did grow naturally and undisturbed for many hundreds of years, if not for thousands.

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Natural Nordic berries environment

Wild berries do need a particular natural environment, with the right soil acidity, moisture and the right amount of sunlight. Trees can be a problem to natural berries, trees drink a lot of water during the summer season, therefore draining the top soil of water, and the large grown trees also block the sunlight from reaching the ground cover.  Thirdly the trees can act as a wind break, blocking out the pollinators from getting access to the berry plants. Much of the natural landscape where Natural Nordic berries seem to thrive best are mostly  open with only some trees scattered around about, with a natural water source close by, peat and moss, springs, creeks or rivers, and  wet marsh areas that keep the ground cover and foliage moist during the hot dry summer months.

Sweet nutrition from Natural Nordic Berries.

There 6 popular berries that do grow naturally in the Nordic environment without any intervention from humans. They are Lingonberries, Bilberries, Wild Raspberries, Cloud-berries, Cranberry, and the wild Strawberry.
All these berries can be found at some of the local farmers markets during the mid to late summer season, the berries do not all ripen at the same time, they do vary a lot and the peak season is relatively short for some berries, all berries are not equal as when they ripen and how long the season lasts. As well as the wild berries there are also farmed berries from the Nordic countries as well as the rest of Europe, the most common ones are the big bright red round strawberries and large raspberries.   The wild berries never grow as big as the farmed ones.
The other 4 berries mentioned are not farmed in the Nordic countries, at least not farmed in Finland, the wild berries do not adapt well to artificially manipulated environments. They are very sensitive to the natural growing stages of their growing environment.

Nutrition highlights of the Natural Nordic berries.

Vitamin C. Sea buckthorn berry has a very high vitamin C content, some 165mg per 100 grams, compared to 50mg of an orange, and 65mg in a kiwi fruit, per 100 grams. Cloudberry is also relatively high in vitamin C, at 100mg per 100 grams of fresh fruit weight.  Vitamin C. RDI is 75mg/day.

Vitamin E.  Sea Buckthorn berry is 3 mg/100 grams.  Cloudberry also 3 mg per 100 grams. Bilberry being close to 2mg per 100 grams, and Lingonberry at 1.5 mg per 100 grams.  Vitamin E. RDI is between 8-10mg/day.

Natural Nordic berries and Essential fatty acid content

Content of Essential fatty acids. Omega-6 fatty acids and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Sea buckthorn berry is at 240mg (omega-6) per 100 grams of fresh berry weight. Omega-3 content level is at 330mg/100 grams.
Cranberry, Lingonberry and Bilberry all have the same omega-6 level at 125mg/100 grams.

Source:  National Institute for Health and Welfare. 2013. www.fineli.fi

Phenolic compounds in the Natural Nordic berries.

Nordic berries do have polyphenols in the skin of the berries, similar to the dark red wine grapes skins, that contain the polyphenols. What is a polyphenol, here is a definition.

“A polyphenol antioxidant is a type of antioxidant containing a polyphenolic substructure. Numbering over 4,000 distinct species, many of these compounds have antioxidant activity in vitro but are unlikely to have antioxidant roles in vivo.  Rather, they may affect cell-to-cell signalling, receptor sensitivity, inflammatory enzyme activity or gene regulation”. – Wikipedia.

Polyphenols are not classified as a nutrient, but extensive research has been done, and the conclusion is that the polyphenols, similar as the vast research done over many years on human health and Carotenoids has yielded results that prove that the Carotenoids do positively affect the quality of life.

They protect the many millions of molecular cell structures of the body from the attacks of free radicals. Free radicals break down good molecular structures, by their dynamic chemical reactions.

“A free radical is any atom or molecule that has a single unpaired electron in an outer shell. While a few free radicals such as melanin are not chemically reactive, most biologically-relevant free radicals are highly reactive. For most biological structures, free radical damage is closely associated with oxidative damage. Antioxidants are reducing agents, and limit oxidative damage to biological structures by passivating them from free radicals. – Wikipedia.

Natural Nordic berries with the natural Polyphenols and carotenoids have yielded results that prove that they do positively affect the quality of life. Take a minute or two view the picture galleries of the natural Nordic berries today.

Thank you for visiting Nordic Cuisine focus website, and reading this article on Natural Nordic Berries.  If you would like to purchase a berry photo or perhaps a product, a T-shirt, a mouse pad, or a poster for the wall, then you have two galleries to choose from:

Europe  Natural Nordic berries Gallery.

http://www.artflakes.com/en/shop/vesa-leinonen

Have a great day and enjoy the summer season berry pictures from the Nordic region.  Cheers!

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015, we wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy, and treasured moments.

May the year 2015 be your best year yet!

The world may be cracking up in many places, and it often seems like many places are falling apart.  There are many areas with aggressive violence going out of control.  But life does not ned to be like that, in fact it is not really living a life in the best sense of the term if there is festering violence going on, it is more like a viral disease that is contagious and out of control. Peace is a much better option to look forward to in the future.

Thank you for your keen effort in roaming the world wide waters of the internet waters and landing on this one tiny net of a website.

Grateful for the visitors and for everyone’s enthusiasm in 2015, and really look forward to creating new fresh content in the new year coming up soon.

Cheers to the New Year!

Wishing you a Happy Holiday season for everyone.

Also visit this web site for Great  Holiday ♠ Ideas and plans http://christmasinlapland.eu

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Easter Sunday 2014

Easter Sunday 2014

Easter Sunday 2014 is a blue bird Sunday,  lots of sunshine and bright blue skies.  The white snow cover on the ground has long gone this year and the many migration birds have been arrived to the Nordic region since the month of March, about 4 weeks ago.

The top temperature this Easter Sunday 2014 was over +20’C  today, the warmest day for this year here in Finland.  Pussy willows have sprouted and the new sprouts have sprung out and new growth already and taking the opportunity to grow in the warm spring season sunshine.

Easter Sunday 2014 is a day of rest and a day for the Christian world to remember the Easter Sunday resurrection of their Savior Jesus Christ.

New Year 2014

New Year 2014

New Year 2014 with a loud Happy new Year Cher!  This New Year 2014 has many new opportunities for whatever one sets the mind to do, and to experience in life.
To start of this year I will add some links to products that you may be interested in:

  • Picture Art.
  • Personal decision making skills.
  • Wisdom to know what is morally right, what it is and how to attain it into everyday life.

New Year 2014, now is a good idea to take stock of the year gone by, and make a list of pro’s and Con’s.
Then tick off the positive pro’s that you are proud of, and also cross out the negative Con’s that you don’t want to repeat in the new coming year.
That is one part of good decision making. Evaluating the decision made in the past, and correcting the errors of the past.  Watch this video.
Here is a website on decision making.

Nordic Art Images video. 


Nordic Prints available from this link.

I hope New Year 2014 is a good one for you.

 

Herring

Herring (Clupea harengus).

Herring fish have been caught around the world for many thousands of years.  The most abundant species belong to the genus Clupea, there are about 200 species of various herring.  They are found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Pacific, also North Atlantic oceans, the Baltic Sea, and the west coast of South America.

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In the Scandinavian and the Nordic region the Baltic Herrings were a very important food source along with the Herring and the sprats (Sprattus sprattus). Herring’s were salted in wooden drums for the coming winter, an oily fish similar to anchovies and sardines that could also be pickled, smoked and cooked as a casserole with potatoes, bacon and onions.  Oily fish are a good source of vitamin A, D and the Omega 3. Oily fish and forage fish also can contain contaminants like mercury and dioxin.

Pickled herring also known as Bismarck herrings, it has been a delicacy in Europe for centuries.

The pickling of Baltic herrings is prepared usually in 3 stages: 1. Cleaning and gutting. 2. Soaked in salted pickle over night, drained and finally the third stage placing the herring filets into the final pickle that was briefly brought to boil containing vinegar with spices, onions, peppers and flavor giving vegetables.

The traditional preserving and cooking method of herring used basic ingredients at the time, salt for smoking with various wood types, e.g. apple tree or aspen.

For pickling the ingredients used were; white vinegar, onions, dill, peppers, spice, salt and maybe at better days red wine or sherry.  As the food culture grew and experimented with ingredients from other cultures then spices, herbs and vegetables from other cultures got acceptance and became more widely used.  The following recipe uses fennel, ginger and kafir lime for a broader flavor range. Enjoy.

Pickled spicy herring Recipe: Ginger, lime and fennel.
Ingredients:
Baltic herring.   1kg.
Red onion.       400g.
Fennel.            1.
Dill.                 1 bunch.
Ginger.            25 gram.
Dill seeds.        1 tbsp.
Lime peel.        1 lime.
Kafir leaves.     4.
Schezuan pepper. 1 tbsp.

Stock A.
White wine vinegar.    200ml.
Water.                      100ml.
Salt.            1 tbsp.

Stock B.
White wine vinegar.     100ml.
Water.                        500ml.
Sugar.                        150g.
Salt.             4 tbsp.
Lime juice.    4 limes.

Method.

1. Clean the Baltic herrings from both ends.
2. Combine the ingredients for the first marinade, place the fish filets in a glass jar, pour the first marinade into the gloss jar over the fish, close and allow to marinade in the refrigerator for 6-12 hours, until the color of the fish has changed to white color.
3. Prepare the vegetables by cutting into fine slices or dice and the other flavor adding ingredients and the second marinade.
4. Drain the first marinade off the fish filets well in a strainer.
5. Add some flavor adding ingredients to the jar, followed by a layer of fish fillets, and keep alternating the fish filets with the flavor ingredients until the jar is full.
6. pour the second marinade into the jar over the fish.
7. Refrigerate for a couple of days, every now and then turn the jar upside down and shake to mix the vinegar with the flavor adding ingredients and to distribute the marinade well over the fish fillets.

Serve with crisp rye bread, butter, cheese and a suitable beverage.

Recipe source. SILLI & SILAKKA. Leif Mannerstrom. Atena.

Happy Spring season and many prosperous Farmers markets and fish market herring endeavors in the near future.

Nordic Art prints.

Here are many Nordic art prints available online.

These Nordic Art images are based in Europe, they can be ordered on line. View the image, and choose the frame you like. Pay the cost of the print, frame and the freight, then the framed picture will be sent to you asap.

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Arctic blue.  This Nordic Art image is a snow fence on top of a tundra mountain. The snow fence has a layer of snow ice over it, and the surrounding environment is lit up with the arctic mid winter hue.

Transparent ice.  Picture image of a transparent slab of ice, with drifting white clouds and a blue sly in the background.

Natural Nordic Forest.   This Nordic Art print is a summer picture that i took while foraging for berries and mushroom in 2011. There are Bilberries and Lingonberries and cep mushrooms (Boletus edulis).

Red Rose. A Berry season picture with a red rose.

Biodiversity. This image is a macro picture with a tree stump covered with moss, and different types of mushrooms growing on it.

There are many Nordic Art prints available from the four season, the natural environment of the Nordic region goes through extreme seasonal changes.

Nordic Art prints from many seasons; Autumn, winter, spring and summer.
ORDER YOUR NORDIC PRINTS HERE.

To view a You Tube Video of the some of the images available, click on the link below

YOU TUBE VIDEO.

The natural environment is made up of many dynamic living systems and fauna and flora, the Nordic Art prints has captured the many seasonal changes of the environment. Nordic Art prints support the respect and care that natural environments deserve. Do your share for the Nordic environment by sharing the life size pictures that can be seen from the natural Nordic environment.

Order Nordic Art prints at the convenience of ordering online today. Bring Nature indoors home with you, as a reminder of Natures intrinsic beauty.

 

 

Saariselka Lapland

Saariselka is located at the far north-east of Finland, a busy hub of activities for visiting guests of Lapland.

Well suited for families, tour groups and romantic couples on their honeymoon, there is something to do for everyone at Saariselka. Most common activities during the winter season for the visiting guests are Nordic trail skiing, Snowmobile safaris, Alpine skiing, husky sleigh dogs, snowboarding, snow shoe safaris, health spa, honeymoons, sauna, rest and relaxation, dine & wine, shopping, cafes, socializing and beer in a pub.

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Saariselka town has modern tourism infrastructure in place, with tour companies, hotels, motels, igloo village, restaurants, cafes, coach service, taxi service, grocery store, information center, clothing, souvenirs, health spa, gyms, jeweler and more. It is serviced by regular coaches from the two main airports with traffic from abroad, the airports are located at Ivalo and Rovaniemi.

There is also a very long toboggan hill at Saariselka, with a walking distance (10-15min), the length of the toboggan hill is approx 2km.  Toboggans are available for hire at a reasonable hour rate, or it may be included in tour group activities.  Ski lifts are also within walking distance (15-20 min), there is also a ski bus that runs every hour to the base and the summit of Kaunispää Tundra.

Kaunispää (pretty head) tundra summit.

At the summit of Kaunispää there is a cafe/restaurant and a souvenir shop, with everything from; post cards, key tags, coffee mugs, woolen socks, jewellery to warm clothing. Customer service is always friendly at Kaunispää summit.

Saariselka hub is a dynamic tourist activity town, that has a consistent international clientele touring the area mostly during the winter season; November-April.

Panorama Summit Cafe/Restaurant.

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—->  Music video pictures of Saariselka.

—->  Music You Tube Video on the Importance of Balanced Nutrition.

Santa Hotel.

 

 

Nordic cuisine at Saariselka

Saariselka is a fine destination to sample the Nordic cuisine represented at the many Saariselka restaurants.

Saariselka at Lapland is located at 68° 25′ 15″ N, 27° 25′ 1.8″ E. It is at the far North East part of Finland.

The name Saariselka translated means “Island ridge”.

Iit is a description of the impression of the view from the tundra summit looking down to the lower areas when there is a mist covering the lower areas and only the high points of the ridge are visible above the mist, and therefore giving the impression that the mist is water and the higher points of the ridge are islands surrounded by water.

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Island ridge of the Saariselka

The raw ingredients of the Nordic cuisine of Lapland are mostly traditional ingredients of the far north of Finland.

The proximity to the north cap has shaped the environment and the inhabitants to adapt to the extreme cold of the Nordic winters, and their unique cycles of summer growth and the winter dormant season.  Summer season is lush with new growth, mushrooms and many types of berries. The mammals eat berries and mushrooms as the nature provides them to be consumed for fattening of their bodies for the long scarce winter season. Fine highly prized ingredients from the many water ways like; white fish, arctic char, salmon, perch and pike. The salmon from the Barents sea spawn in the river system of the Lapland. During the autumn spawning season the salmon don’t feed, they are very territorial and therefore take the fishermen lure to protect their spawning territory only, but not to feed.

Many of the traditional food items have culturally evolved into the Nordic Cuisine, from the early pioneers of Lapland/Finland over many hundreds/thousands of years.

Like any other region of the world when the pioneers ventured to the new territories they found naturally growing food ingredients in that new environment and also game animals and game birds. Most regions of the world have their unique environment, growing seasons and natural flavors, and the early pioneers utilized that which the nature provided. Combining Nordic game meat with natural tart berries of Lapland for example is an interesting combination of the regional Nordic ingredients and flavors, combination of wild game flavors and the red tart lingon berries of Lapland.

Visitors to Saariselka will quickly become familiar with the environment of this Arctic holiday destination town, there are many quality accommodation Hotels with services in the hub of the town and also units available for guests. It is a town with recreational skiing and Safari Activity programs available, guests visit Saariselka for  the active Arctic holiday experience, and to be actively involved and interacting with the natural environment. Mother nature does not give hang overs, but diversions do, deviation from good sensible plans reap their rewards, there are no rewards for stupidity, only tax.

You Tube Video images from Saariselka.

Enjoy your holiday and the experience of Nature at Saariselka.

ingredients, nutrition, customs, tradition and culture.