Americans call this period ” Indian summer”. Estonians call it “old women’s summer”. Why? Because during the day weather is warm, tempting, promising……but at night it’s cold like a stone 🙂 Like older woman…..
The biggest and the hardest part of this case is to grate pumpkin. When this is done, it is the simplest recipe and dish to cook
Pumkin and Vermicelli Fritters
A light vegetable recipe perfect for a dinner.
- ca 500 g pumpkin
- ca 200 ml vermicelli
- ca 50 g hard cheese
- 1 egg
- Oil for cooking and for seasoning salt, pepper, ginger, nutmeg….
I used in headline word “mushroom”. But in Estonia, when we are talking about mushrooms, we mean forest and/or wild mushrooms: milk mushrooms, russulas, chanterelle….
As Estonia has an abundance of forest, we like to pick berries and mushrooms.
For winter mushrooms are marinated, or salted or fermented. Or dried.
But the easiest way to freeze. Heat the mushrooms in a skillet until water has evaporated and add butter. Pour mixture into boxes and freeze over winter.
In this photo and recipe I used marinated russulales.( it is very complicated to find english translation, but it seems to be false saffron milkcap)
Simple Mushroom Salad
A light snack.
- 300 g mushrooms
- 2 (red) onion, chopped
- 150 g sour cream
I should pluck up courage and say to the Cat… that she lives in my home not I with her
Juicy and soft cake rich of berries. This is a delicious and easy blueberry cake to make.
I love blueberries and I love this juicy cake. I hope you will too. This is quick, moist and so yummy.
Blueberry Pie by Mamma
Delicious Estonian cake full of Blueberries.
- 300 g soft butter
- 3 dl sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 dl low quality flour
- 3 dl high quality flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 litre blueberries or cowberries or raspberries
- 6 dl sour cream (creme fraiche or greek yoghurt)
- 1 1/2 dl sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanillasugar
Ühepajatoit means in Estonian ” food, which is made in a one cauldron”
The most important, Do not boil, but stew. The best Ühepajatoit has little bit mushy consistency
Estonian Hotpot. Ühepajatoit
A light, rich of vegetables Ühepajatoit for a dinner.
- ca 600 g meat. I prefer pork sirloin
- 4 carrots
- 1 onion
- 4 potatoes
- half of small cabbage
- (peas, beens, tomato….)
- salt, pepper, oil
Estonia has not linked with the corn. We have too cold climate to grow maize.
In 1953 was Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev (Hruštšov). He was an interesting type. Made efforts to turn rivers upside down and grow corn everywhere. Even in the North.
So, Estonian farmers tried to grow corn, and the result was, that corn crown ca 30 cm in length. Suitable only for animal fodder 🙂
In 80s year was in Estonia very popular children TV show
” Saturday Evening with Daddy”. Presenters were uncle Raivo and big fat red cat Artur.
And in this show was presented and introduced The Cat Artur Cake. This was very simple but an extra sweet combination from special toffee candies and sweet corn sticks.
I am not very sure that you have both of them in your country, so I did a revised version. (And this is less sweet and even better 🙂 :).)