Cheesecake with berries (and lavender)

260 g | 2 cups digestive biscuits, crushed
75 g | 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 pinch salt
2 tbsp hot water
1 1/2 tsp powdered gelatin
200 g | 1 1/3 cups blueberries
100 g | 3/4 cup raspberries
450 g | 2 cups cream cheese, full-fat
150 g | 2/3 cup caster sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lavender extract (optional)
350 ml double cream

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Pekka Koivisto
Oriental mushroom salad by Hans Välimäki

Marinade:
2,0 dl rice vinegar
1 dl water
1–1,5 dl sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce

200–300g diced mixed mushrooms

To finish, add:
Shredded fresh chili
Shredded fresh ginger
Shredded scallions/green onions
Shredded fresh coriander
Mix and check taste. Works especially well as a side dish with fish, vegetable and meat dishes.

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Pekka Koivisto