Category: apple/rhubarb

Rhubarb and Onion Sauce

How to get married?
• On a Midsummer night pick the nine different flowers and put the bouquet under your pillow. Man, you are dreaming of, will be your future husband
• On a Midsummer night go to the sauna and whisk the nice boys. A Sticking birch leaf shows your future husband
• Wash yourself with Midsummer morning dew, it makes you beautiful
• If you can find a fern’s blossom on a Midsummer night, you will be rich and become able to understand animal languages.

So, if you are rich and beautiful and able to speak with everyone, you are will definitely get married 🙂

Jaaniõhtu (Midsummer Eve – 23 June) and Jaanipäev (Midsummer Day, St John’s Day – 24 June) are the most important holidays in the Estonian calendar.

Jaanipäev is summer solstice and we say ” sun do not go down”.
In Estonian fairy tales and literature, there is a tale of two lovers, Koit (dawn) and Hämarik (dusk). These two lovers see each other only once a year and exchange the briefest of kisses on the shortest night of the year. Earth-bound lovers go into the forest looking for the “flower of the fern” which is said to bloom only on that night.

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Estonian Quark and Rhubarb Pie. Pidusai by Terhi

Which and who is the right Mom?
In Estonia Mother’s Day (emadepäev in Estonian) is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

The Mother of the Year is award given annually by the Estonian Womens Union, already more than 25 years.
This year suddenly rose up question. Does nominee of this award, the Mother of the Year, must be officially married.
Because nowadays, in the 21st of century there are a lot of single mothers, divorced mothers, gay mothers…..

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Estonian Bread Pudding. Saiavorm

Did you know, that 40% of Europeans believe, that gluten may cause digestive problems ?*
Can, believe, may cause…
Estonians eat rather   fermented black bread, however there was an epidemic outburst few years ago. Turned out that.. most of us have gluten intolerance. The interesting thing about the disease is that you can not eat white bread. But pasta, semolina, burgers, couc cous are ok. … 🙂

I am apologizing to those who have the real disease.

but mostly it is a problem of control.  Have you read the book Rolf Jensen, Mika Aaltonen The Renaissance Society: How the Shift from Dream Society to the Age of Individual Control will Change the Way You Do business.
I highly recommend.

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#recipeswap Rhubarbsalad. Rabarberisalat

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Rhubarb Salad

In my childhood was the best dessert and treat rhubarb with sugar. Just so simple: we dipped rhubarb stalks in to the sugar.  Sour! Sour.. sour!!! 🙂

Dianna Donnely from https://realfoodmeals.com/2017/03/18/crunchy-cabbage-salad-with-sliced-almonds/ introduced delicious salad. I saw photos and was sure, that there are rhubarb .. But it was celery:)

So, I promised to Dianna that I will test similar recipe with rhubarb. (And replaced other ingredients the local)

Rhubarb is strange vegetable. The plant do not need (too) much care, so in all gardens are small place for rhubarb, which means that in May, June all Estonia has a flood of rhubarb. And we are looking for recipes.. ..what else to do. So, thank you Dianna for inspiration!

In my childhood was the best dessert and treat rhubarb with sugar. Just so simple: we dipped rhubarb stalks in to the sugar.  Sour! Sour.. sour!!! 🙂
From rhubarb leaves we are cooking soup. And with others.. baking lot of cakes. And rhubarb leftovers freezing for winter..
When you are looking for Estonian cake recipes, there are always written “apple or rhubarb”. This is means that the same cake you can bake in spring with rhubarb and in autumn with apples.

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Kissell

Kissell

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Time: 20mins
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Ingredients

  • 0,5 litre juice + water +sugar
  • 0,5-1 tablespoon strach

Directions

  1. If you using dried fruits (raisins, plums..) let them swell in some water and add berries with swelling water
  2. If you using fresh berries – like Cranberries. Let berries to boil and smash them through the sieve, dilute, season
  3. let juice to boil
  4. Stir strach in to separate glass with cold water
  5. Pour in to the boiling juice, stir and let simmer while Kissell is enough thick
  6. Do not let Kissell boil


Soundtrack Leila Miller “Talv”

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Semolina Mousse. Mannavaht. Roosamanna

My Grandmother said, that Semolina Mousse is ” Wind Porridge”. Because it “fills” but does not feed:)
What name to use, it depends on juice.
White Mousse is ” Mannavaht”. And Pink Mousse is ” Roosamanna”, what means ” Pink Mousse”.

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Semolina Mousse. Mannavaht. Roosamanna

Semolina Mousse. Mannavaht. Roosamanna.

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 20mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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A fresh, light dessert

– Mix total 1,5 litre little bit too strong drink from
natural Apple juice for Mannavaht or from Red currant or Cranberries juice
for Roosamanna
+ water and sugar
– 1,5 dl semolina
– vanillasugar
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Apple Pie by Virve

Apple Pie by Virve

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 30mins
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A Easy Apple Pie.

Important:
1. Puff pastry is blend. Do not use mild apples or season them with ingver, lemon.
2. If you prefer soft apples in cake, preheat and cook them before.

Apple Pie by Virve

Ingredients

  • 400- 600 g yeat-puff pastry with butter. Thawed if frozen
  • 1 litre thin chopped apples or rhubarbs.
  • (sugar, if use rhubarbs), cinamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 table spoon sugar
  • 4 table spoon flour
  • almond chips, icing sugar

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