Pühajärve #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia #pühajärve

Pühajärv (“Holy lake”) is a lake in Estonia, near the town of Otepää.
There are many lakes with the name Pühajärv (‘Holy Lake’) in Estonia. The one located in the Otepää Upland is the most famous of them. The picturesque coastline and five islands of Lake Pühajärv make it the biggest and most beautiful lake in the Otepää region.

Did you know that some of Estonia’s towns are given a title? Otepää is the winter capital, Türi is the spring capital, Pärnu is the summer capital and Narva is the autumn capital.pyhajarve1

 

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Eneko García-Amezaga Beautiful Estonia #visitestonia #estonia100

Eneko García-Amezaga is a world traveller. He was recently in Estonia and completed an 11-day road trip, driving 2,200 Km around the country. He visited Tallinn, Paldiski, Haapsalu, Hiiumaa and Saaremaa Islands, Matsalu National Park, Pärnu, Soomaa NP, Viljandi, Põltsamaa, Võrtsjärv lake, Otepää, Sangaste, Valga, Võru, Rõuge, Suur Munamägi, Tartu, Mustvee, Lake Peipus, Kuremäe, Narva, Narva-Jõesuu, Ontika, Rakvere and Lahemaa National Park. The result of his adventure is this wonderful video !

 

Summer New Vegetables Milk Soup. Värske köögiviljasupp

piima köögivilja1 (8)This is dish from my childhood.
In June or July, when all vegetables start to mature. Carrots are almost always seeded too closely together. And it is important to thin carrots, they will not grow to maturity unless they have space to do so.
So, you have tiny carrots , first small potatoes are  sweet peas and maybe even first cabbage.. aand this is mean Summer New Vegetables Milk Soup. Easy to do and very delicious.
Of course, you can cook it all year long, but then,. it is not This Soup.

 

 

 

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Cottage Cheese and Potato Salad. Kodujuustu ja kartulisalat

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cottage cheese

Interesting fact: In Estonia, cottage cheese began to be produced in order to meet the cheese production plan set by Moscow to the USSR. The National Planning Committee of the USSR almost doubled the cheese production of the Estonian SSR for the five-year plan, So, this is reason why Estonia began to produce cottage cheese which was reported as cheese in the reports 🙂kogujuustukartulisalat (14)

But still. There is nothing better than fresh new potatoes with little bit salty cottage cheese.
I believe I am not wrong to say that this is a typical Estonian summer dish. Potatoes and cottage cheese and sometimes with herring. Continue reading “Cottage Cheese and Potato Salad. Kodujuustu ja kartulisalat”

Suur Munamägi #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #suurmunamägi

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Observation Tower on Suur Munamägi

Now you’re going to laugh about me 🙂 But yes.

The highest peak in Estonia (and the Baltic states), reaching 318 metres (1,043 ft) above sea level. Suur Munamägi (translation is ” Big Egg Mountain” ) is located near the village of Haanja, in Võru County in the south-eastern corner of Estonia, close to the borders of both Latvia and Russia.

View and the landscape around the Suur Munamägi is impressive . Forest. Forests cover about 50% of the territory of Estonia.

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂

Estonians saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through the Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

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Grilled Chicken fillet with Dill and Kefir Marinade. Kana tilli ja keefirimarinaadis

kana tilliga1(8)A light and easy summer recipe.

Kefir makes a chicken soft and gives the sour taste, dill adds an exciting taste flavor.

And there are no Estonian recipe without garlic. Garlic is necessary to get right touch and taste. Serve with fresh berries combined with honey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sour and Sweet Rhubarb and Strawberry Kissell with KAMA cream. Maasika- rabarberikissell kamakreemiga

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Delicous, full of fruits Kissel with beautiful colour.
Sweet strawberries complements tart rhubarbs.

Our mothers cooked Rhubarb Kissel with Strawberries usually in June, when everyone were fed up with rhubarb, but strawberries began to mature and were not so many.
Rabarberi/Rhubarb Kissell is dessert, what you can enjoy as separate dessert or as addition for other desserts. Like quark pudding or bread pudding.

To get Estonian touch, serve kissell with Kama cream.

 

 

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Värska #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #värska

Varska (4)Värska is located in South-Eastern corner of Estonia. In Setomaa, far away from the big cities. This facility is known for the freshwater mud and famous Värska mineral water used here.

Seto region, also called Setomaa, is the historical area of settlement of the Seto people in south-eastern corner of the Republic of Estonia. In order to survive in this colourful conjuncture, the Setos have learned to take into consideration other cultures but, at the same time, have hold on to their own. Read more about Setomaa.

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂

Estonians are saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be the  last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

And be careful. This is the area of States Borders. Be careful and follow signs. Latvia is in EU and you welcome to visit Latvia, but for Russia you need  a visa.

Did you know there are dialects in different regions of Estonia? For example, the Setos in southern Estonia have their own dialect and their own kingdom, with about 12,000 speakers. Võru also has its own dialect with about 75,000 speakers. Both dialects are on the UNESCO list of threatened dialects.
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Lüübnitsa Cold Summer Soup. Lüübnitsa külm suvesupp

lyybnitsa supp1 (4)Lüübnitsa is the small village in Setomaa. South eastern Estonia, near the Pihkva lake. Lüübnitsa has become very famous for her onion and fish fair. If you visit Estonia during summer time, you are welcome 🙂

Setos (Seto: setokõsõq, setoq, Estonian: setud) are an indigenous ethnic and linguistic minority in south-eastern Estonia and north-western Russia. Setos are mostly Seto-speaking Orthodox Christians of Estonian nationality. The Seto language (like Finnish and Estonian) belongs to the Finnic group of the Uralic languages. The Setos seek greater recognition, rather than having their language considered a dialect of Estonian. Along with Orthodox Christianity, vernacular traditional folk religion is widely practiced and supported by Setos.
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Did you know there are dialects in different regions of Estonia? For example, the Setos in southern Estonia have their own dialect and their own kingdom, with about 12,000 speakers. Võru also has its own dialect with about 75,000 speakers. Both dialects are on the UNESCO list of threatened dialects.

Check and google for Seto Kuningriigi Päevad and Lüübnitsa Fish and Onion fair in August

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