Homemade Sauerkraut, Fermented Cabbage, Hapukapsas is a very important and popular dish in Estonia during the autumn-winter time and mandatory food during Christmas time.
In ancient time, Hapukapsas and cranberries were only sources of C vitamin, during winter time.
Sauerkraut is fermented food and this is not the only source of vitamin, this is the source of the probiotic bacterium and this is excellent for your health.
One wonderful salad recipe.
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One of the oldest grain cereals in Estonia was barley
Barley was the mundane and the ordinary food and belonged on the table for common people. The oldest data of barley growing in Estonia dates back to the beginning of the first millennium BC.
Barley Flour Mousse is a light and delicious dessert. Using cranberry juice you get pink and fluffy and using apple juice very light mousse.
If Barley Cream seems to you too exotic, cook Semolina Cream. look at for recipe
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Very simple salad, one of my favourite.
Use white smoked fish. In my photo is boiled egg, but this is not mandatory
Chop in to cubes and mix carefully together
- white smoked fish
- red onion
- sour cream /creme fraiche
- chop lot of green and if needed season with salt and pepper
Rosolje is a traditional salad, as Estonian Potato Salad, where all families has their own recipe.
For sure it contains beetroot. And as says name ” rosol” (means (in Russian) cucumber brine,) salted/marinated/fermented cucumbers is very important, as well.
Usually we make this with salted /marinated herring. But I have eaten Rosolje without herring and with meat or without meat and fish, as well.
Rosolje second meaning in Estonian is mess, diverse, colorful. So, this is my recipe
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Halva has nothing to do with Estonia. But I love halva.
This cake is a real fusion. Mix of Estonian traditional quark and eastern halva.
A delicious sweet and sour and juicy apple filling, complemented by Eastern flavours of halva, makes together for an amazing cake.
This cake is an eggfree.
In case you have not quark, use ricotta or mascarpone or cream cheese. But to get orignal and the best result prepare quark by yourself.
You can not imagine how simple it is !
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One of the oldest grain cereals in Estonia was barley.
Barley was the mundane and the ordinary food, and belonged on the table for common people. The oldest data of barley growing in Estonia dates back to the beginning of the first millennium BC.
And we still love barley. Karask is the famous dish in Estonian ethnic cuisine. But add some apples, and you get very delicious, simple and juicy cake.
Continue reading “Very Simple Juicy Apple and Barley Flour Cake. Õuna- odrajahukook”
I have been used in all my posts word “blueberry” in meaning ” wild blueberry”. Now I read Aho blog and found out that right expression is bilberry?
In Estonia we are saying: “Heal lapsel mitu nime” – a good child has many names.
As I live in Estonia, Estonia is one of the greenest countries in the world: about 50% of Estonian territory is covered with forest.
I forage my berries by myself from forest. And use in recipes wild blueberries/ bilberries.
Picking fresh blueberries, your mouth and hands are pink, fresh air and high roaring pines… this is amazing. This is a summer.,
This year is The Blueberry Year.
I believe, that this is the first time I would say thank you for global warming. May and June and July in Estonia were amazing. Very warm, lot of sun. Real summer.
Did you know ? Estonia has the 2nd cleanest food in Europe (EFSA)
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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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Simple and delicious cake for people, who do not want or like very sweet cakes.
Bitterness of the rye and chocolate , tart rhubarb and crunchy nuts creating wonderful combination.
Rye flour and quark make this cake lighter and healthier
And make quark by yourself. Trust me : It is much simpler to make than you might think. I won’t tell if you don’t 😉
Look at for recipe.
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