Ühepajatoit means in Estonian ” food, which is made in a one cauldron”
The most important, Do not boil, but stew. The best Ühepajatoit has little bit mushy consistency
Estonian Hotpot. Ühepajatoit
A light, rich of vegetables Ühepajatoit for a dinner.
- ca 600 g meat. I prefer pork sirloin
- 4 carrots
- 1 onion
- 4 potatoes
- half of small cabbage
- (peas, beens, tomato….)
- salt, pepper, oil
Ancient Estonians ate usually fermented milk dipped in bread, fish or potatoes in the hot summer.
Now we are more riche 🙂 So, bread is not enough.
To make this soup use your creativity. For this soup are suitable for example:
radish, tomato, cucumber
fermented cucumber, boiled beetroot, boiled potatoes, boiled eggs
Today I will share recipe, which you probably will never do. Kama.
Kama is Estonian traditional finely milled flour mixture. Estonians buying Kama mixture from shop.. and the easiest way is to try this, probably visit Estonia. But I still give you the recipe.
Historically kama was a non-perishable, easy-to-carry food that could be quickly fashioned into a stomach-filling snack by rolling it into butter or lard; it didn’t require baking, as it was already roasted. Today Kama is perfect summer dish. Just add some fresh or fermented milk and sugar or salt, mix, and ready!
Today Kama is used for making cakes, mousse, desserts and salty snacks..
And what is interesting. In Estonian Kama means in slang “stuff, things” and the same time Kama means ” drugs”…:) Continue reading “Kama. Estonian “muesli””
My three-year old nephew: I want to draw
I: of course. I am looking for paper and pencils
Child`s mother: Mmmm… he wants a tablet…:) 🙂
In ancient times, when drawing meant paper and colours… 🙂 we cooked for winter-time lot of preserves. This is one very old recipe.
Now, when tomatoes are available during year, now need for preserves. Cook just a delicious salad.
recipe by Milvi
1 kg tomatoes, sliced
300 g onion, sliced
1 teaspoon grounded pepper
2 tablespoon 30% vinegar
3 tablespoon butter
1/2 glass sugar
Melt butter, add sugar and stew onion half-ready, add tomatoes and seasoning.
Add vinegar. Do not boil. Taste.
Continue reading “Old School Tomato and Onion Salad”
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.
Never gift for Estonian womans red Dianthus…
Today is International Woman Day. Have you heard about this? Necessary and nice holiday with “red background”but with good idea. Celebrate and recognize all woman, not only mothers.
During soviet times we do not celebrated Mothers day, was only Woman day on 8th of the March. Soviet Union was terrible, but about feminism and women rights was everything perfect. Woman was welder,tractor driver,cosmonaut. And not only career at work. Woman took care about household and children. Clothes were washed by hand and shops were not full of prepared products…:)
In Estonia we have a saying. Woman must be able to feed man and 6 children:)
So, Viva women!
But what about red Dianthus… These times were not very large choice of cut flowers. Just and mostly only expensive roses and cheaper dianthuses.
So we got them enough 🙂 Thank you! 🙂
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- Cut all ingredients in to small billets
- Mix together and add oil
- Taste. If needed season with salt- pepper, sugar or marinade liquid.
Soundtrack Iiris “Tigerhead”
Vastlapäev, known as Shrove Tuesday in much of the English-speaking world, the Estonians celebrate this day a little differently.
Instead of pancakes, we eat split pea soup and the delicious Vastlakukkel cream cake.
Traditionally children will sled down any available hill of snow, to get “long linens”. And not only children. Tomorrow, after meeting I am going with my colleges to sled, as well.
And later we have pea soup and Vastlakukkel!
Today, of course nobody care about linen, this is just for fun:)
The name Vastlapaev is taken from the German word “fasten” (to fast). And after Vastlapäev started fast, because meat was ran out.
Traditional pea soup takes time, so this is reasonable to cook more soup and leftovers freeze or store in clean airtight jar.
Traditional Estonian Pea Soup. Hernesupp
Traditional Estonian Pea Soup takes time, but it is worth it
- 500 g pork, best is (smoked) leg or ribs or pork belly
- 0,5 glass of pearl barley
- 400 g dried yellow peas
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 carrots, sliced
- for seasoning salt, mustard, pepper, garlic
Continue reading “Estonian Pea Soup. Hernesupp”
Maybe it is not very original food, but because this is very typical in Estonian cuisine, as well, I will add this. Each Estonian eat ca 100 kilo potatoes in year !
My father was kid after war. and he is talking about times, when to “cheat” classmates that they have enough butter at home, they spread mashed potato between sandwich…Potato porridge seems like butter 🙂
A fresh, light compliment for a dinner.
- 5-6 potatoes
- 0,5 glass of milk
- 25 g butter
- peel potatoes and cut in to four. Put in to cold water and cook ca 20 minutes, while potatoes are ready
- Drain water from potatoes and put the pot back to the stove
- Add butter and milk. Let milk to warm
- Mash potatoes and season
This is easy and delicious vegetable soup.
Vegetable Soup. Village Soup. Külasupp.
A tasty vegetable soup, easy to cook
- ca 0,5 glass groats. If using natural groats, let them at least 1 hour to swell
- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 2 potatoes
- 1 turnip
- smoked ribs or ham
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt, pepper, bay leaf