A light, vegetable dish recipe perfect for a late summer dinner.
I have to say that I just love cheese. And specially baked cheese. So I love for example Georgian cuisine where a lot of cheese pies and dishes.
To get lighter version is reasonable to add some vegetables. Like in this recipe. Zucchini does not have very special taste. It gives moisture, juiciness, structure, volume and make this pie lighter.
Continue reading “Zucchini and Cheese Pie. Suvikõrvitsa ja juustupirukas”
Recently I saw TV cooking show, where participants were very amazed about beetroot soup.
Beet root is delicious, healthy and very suitable for soups. You can cook hot soup Borš- look at for recipe. But during summer time at least I need something cold, refreshing and easy.
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A delicious and very sweet old school real food cake.
Wonderful combination and good old flavours. Light quark cream complements rich and sweet cacao layers. Sour and sweet berries give juiciest and moisture. And to get real Estonian touch and twist, use for seasoning Vana Tallinn liqueur. Vana Tallinn is a dark brown and robust Rum based liqueur developed in the 1960s. he liqueur is sweet with a hint of Jamaican rum, flavoured by various natural spices, including Citrus oil, cinnamon and vanilla .
Vana Tallinn is the Must Be souvenir from Estonia. But… if you do not have this. Of course. Add some other rum or bake it without alcohol 🙂
Continue reading “Red Currant and Cacao Cake. Punasesõstra ja kakaokook”
Saarde is the region in South Estonia.
And this is a light and simple summer dish was to use meat leftovers. The most complicated part in this recipe is to grate potatoes, but other… this is easy to bake 😉
Continue reading “Estonian Saarde Grated Potato Scone. Saarde Kartuli Riivkarask”
Amazing and very simple summer dinner. Full of proteins, easy to do and very delicious. Serve with boiled new potatoes and use a lot of greens.
Cold Quark Sauce
A fresh, light, cold sauce with new potatoes for a summer dinner.
- 200 g- 300 g quark. Look how to make quark
- 1/2 -1 glass of milk or sour cream
– salt, pepper, chopped greens and/or caraway seeds
- In a medium bowl, toss together quark and milk. Add milk or sour cream as much you like for suitable consistent
- Serve with boiled potatoes and with salted/marinated herring
Meadow-sweet is just amazing. It is healthy, taste and flavour are wonderful. Smell it! The smell drives your crazy, This is a smell of summer and freedom and childhood summer holidays with grandmother.
And what is most important: it is for free. A small walk in the meadows is just for the bonus.
Meadowsweet by yourself is sweet and tastes like almond. Currants give more deepness, flavour and tartness. You can use other sour berries like rhubarb or strawberries. And get a maybe more interesting result.
And look at this colour!! 🙂
Where to use? Taste the drinks. During wintertime, it helps to cure fever and cold. Use for flavouring salads, marinades and sauces.
Continue reading “Meadowsweet Syrup with Red Currants. Angervaksa – punasesõstrasiirup”
I got this idea from Jamie Oliver. And it sounded very intriguing to me. Is it really possible to grill fish in the newspaper? And yes, this is possible. And the result is juicy and delicious.
Clean a fish. Using a sharp knife, make a shallow cut from here along the belly of the fish, stopping at the base of the gills. Use your fingers or a dull spoon to scoop out the fish’s innards.
Fill fish with a bit of the oil, leek, lime and dill. Season with pepper and salt.
Wrap a fish in a double newspaper paper. Dip package into the water ( do not soak! Just for a minute), and start grilling.
Baking time depends on fish. But it takes for 15-20 minutes. But check by time to time!
Estonian cottage cheese is a little bit salty accord. And this makes this cake very interesting.
Juicy sweet and sour raspberries, little bit salty squeaking curd combined with sweet fluffy cream and biscuit.
The addition of cottage cheese adds protein to your otherwise carb-filled cakes which can help you keep your weight under control and keep daily cravings at bay.
Interesting fact: In Estonia, cottage cheese began to be produced in order to meet the cheese production plan set by Moscow to the USSR. The National Planning Committee of the USSR almost doubled the cheese production of the Estonian SSR for the five-year plan, So, this is a reason why Estonia began to produce cottage cheese which was reported as cheese in the reports 🙂
Continue reading “Raspberry and Cottage Cheese Cake. Vaarika- kodujuustukook”
Estonian fermented dairy dishes are sour milk, buttermilk and sour cream. From the east came Kefir. But yoghurt is quite new for Estonians.
During the soviet time, we saw yoghurt from Finnish television commercials. And it sounds good and delicious. And it was. I visited first time Finland in 1991, and I got and ate my two dream dishes: bananas and.. yoghurt 🙂
Now it sounds funny. But yes. I dreamt about bananas and yoghurt.
But still, we had strawberries. And we had cream. And simplest and most delicious dessert in the whole world. Mix together cream and strawberries 🙂
What to use? Sour cream or 35% double cream? Up to you. Because both desserts are so delicious but different. I like maybe just a little bit more with fresh cream.
I squeeze strawberries unevenly. Add some 35% cream and mix until dessert is thick enough.
Maybe little bit sugar, as well.
But Estonian strawberries are sweet enough 🙂 Continue reading “Simple Strawberry Summer dessert”
Seto Suulliim means in direct translation suul= salt and liim= broth. Savoury soup, salty broth, soup. So I used for translation this meaning.
I was born in Põlva. Põlva is the small town in Southeastern Estonia, in Setomaa. This region has become famous for her onions and cucumbers. Seto onions have a flat shape and a very strong flavour.
Until onions are not ready to spring onions are used for cold soup. Play and combine with ingredients, to get suitable flavours. This is Estonian, Seto version.
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.
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.
read more about Setos
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