On 29th of September is St. Michal day, Michaelmas Day. This day was end of the summer working season.
Englishmen used to say ” Every dog has its day”. But Estonians are saying ” Every tup has its Mihklipäev”. This proverb has two meanings. The first one, as in english: all bad things would be punished. And the second is the direct meaning. On St Michal Day usually sheep was killed and Lamb had for Michaelmas Day, as traditional dish.
Yarrow is very important medicinal plant in Estonian folk medicine. Estonian healers used and using still yarrow of quite a broad-range effect, which also helped to regulate metabolism, stimulates digestion and reduces the onset of stomach cramps and helped against cough and colds and so one.
Yarrow is quite bitter and has little bit anise taste. So, be careful with dosing.
Continue reading “Michaelmas Day lamb chops in Yarrow and Cranberry sauce. Mihklipäeva lammas raudrohukastmes.”
Rowan Berries are very healthy. The astringent taste fades with freezing, so the best time to pick them is winter.
If in your home forest are living greedy birds, you should pick them as soon as possible and leave in deep freezer at least for 3 hours.
Continue reading “Rowan Berries and Apple Pork. Pihlaka- õunaliha”
This is a very soft, tender pie. Use for toppings apples, berries or just cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Milk keeps this pie fresh and soft for days… in case you really have leftovers.
The fragrant smell of cinnamon and baked apples mingling with the heady blend of soft bread……
You know. So
Take a glass of cold milk and.. there is cake no more 🙂
Continue reading “Milky and Tender Apple Pie. Piimane õunaplaadikook”
A great vegetable dinner with Estonian twist. Sweet pumpkin flavour is combined with pleasantly grainy barley groats. It is very easy and quick dinner from only 3 ingredients.
Cooking and preparing barley takes a lot of time, so it would be perfect dinner from leftovers. To add more flavours you can add some cheese or caraway seeds.
Continue reading “Barley Groat and Pumpkin Fritters. Kruubi ja kõrvitsakotletid”
Peipsi area is home to Old Believers, a traditional religious minority recognised as hard-working and skilful fishermen, builders and keen onion cultivators
This region has become famous for her onions and cucumbers. Peipsi onions have a flat shape and a very strong flavour.
So, visiting Estonia, find out about Sibulatee (Onion Road). Admire beautiful Peipsi lake and discover very interesting Seto culture. And buy a few onions. To bake for example this old Seto Onion Pie.
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 practised and supported by Setos.
Continue reading “Traditional Seto Onion Pie. Seto Sibulapiirak”
The perfect recipe to use the first chanterelle.
Sweet chicken, nice mushrooms and tart red currants in the creamy sauce. Very easy to prepare and delicious dinner.
There is so much flavour right here that you can impress anyone. It’s really hearty and tastes like the season.
I love this recipe for the current season
Continue reading “Chicken with Mushrooms and Red Currants. Kana seente ja punaste sõstardega”