Some cool exotic kitchen images:
185/2011 “oma maa mansikka”
Image by rosipaw
There is a Finnish saying ‘oma maa mansikka, muu maa mustikka’ (literally "own country/land strawberry, other country/land blueberry’). It probably came about with the idea of using neat alliterations and references to the abundance of beloved berries in our country, to convey the meaning that your own home is sweeter and better than anything else in the world. I guess, in English, you would say either ‘there is no place like home’, or ‘east , west, home is best”.
The first wild strawberries in front of our kitchen window have ripened while we were away.
They taste really sweet, although, come to think of it, the saying doesn’t really ring a bell with me, as I find every country/land an equally delicious exotic fruit/berry. Then again, I can’t deny it’s good to be at home after almost a month away!