Category: toit/ food
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
The Baltic herring is one of the most important fish in the whole of the Baltic Sea and the Estonians’ feeder for centuries.
In 2007 the Baltic herring was announced the national Estonian Fish. The Baltic herring is such an everyday fish for us and believe me, we have a lot of recipe books like ” 100 dishes from Baltic herring”.
Since Baltic Herring are cheap fish, she had a reputation for many years as a poor human food. But because of delicious taste this reputation is gone. And from early spring to late autumn, Baltic Herring is mandatory part of Estonian cuisine.
Especially in spring, because the spring Baltic herring is big, fat and delicious.
Classical recipe, pesto, with Estonian twist. For base I used tart and fresh spruce tips, combined with hazelnuts and local hard cheese.
Wonderful combination and spread for a rye bread or as salad.
Light green, healthy and direct from nature 🙂
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.
Only 3 ingredients.
Simple dinner where ripe and sweet tomatoes complemented with dill gives for fish beautiful flavour. Very easy to do. And salad is already included 🙂
I like pure clean flavours.
I have had period I used a lot of different spices. I have had period I used a lot of different herbs. Mixed different ingredients and flavours.
Now I am appreciating that fish tastes like fish and I can feel flavour of tomatoes and dill 🙂
all ingenious is simple and all simple is ingenious.
Last year I introduced to you Pletskid- Estonian flat bread from very difficult and poor time. When people had just few potatoes and little bit oil.
Vatskid are from South Estonia, as well, but little bit more advanced version. From times when people had at least some buttermilk 🙂
Vatskid was baked on oven on the cabbage leaf. Believe, the most complicated in this recipe is to remove leaves from cabbage 🙂 Cabbage leaf helps keep moisture.
But, of course you can bake them on the ordinary way in hot skillet (without oil) or in the oven.
Continue reading “Estonian flat bread. Vatskid”
I do not know why I decided this time to use round shape cake tin. Usually this cake is baked on a baking tray.
This is one of my favourite cake. I love mellow biscuit and soft bottom. I love a combination of tart rhubarb or apples and sweet dough.
This is childhood 🙂
Perfect workday dinner. easy to make and will be complete quickly. If you can, use Rye black bread, not white bread crumbs. Rye Bread gives special delicious bitter-sweet taste.
Rye Bread Breaded Chicken Schnitzel
Perfect workday dinner. Easy to make and will be complete quickly.
- 1 chicken fillet for each eater
- 1 egg
- ca 0,5 glass of rye bread crumbs
- bunch of parsley, salt, pepper, oil
Do you know this fairy tale. About girl, who must, to rescue her brothers, knit a jacket from.. nettles..?
This is a good story about love.
But to exterminate and consume all weed in your garden….. You do not need so extreme solutions 🙂
Just, bake a pie. From weed. Delicious and weeding in the garden gets some very good point 🙂
Rich, savory custard flecked with things like quark and fresh weed baked in a buttery crust,
I do not write how healthy are nettles, wood sorrel, dandelion leaves and goutweed. You can read this from Wikipedia:) But believe me, they are healthy. The first vitamins source in the spring.
Goutweed taste like carrots and celery. Nettles are little bit sweet. And wood sorrel is sour.
Nettles keep 1-2 minutes in the boiling water. Goutweed and wood sorrel are edible fresh.
NB! Use only young, fresh, new, small weed, growing in the pure environment.