Tag: Nature

Värska #visitestonia #Eesti100 #estonia100 #värska

Varska (4)Värska is located in South-Eastern corner of Estonia. In Setomaa, far away from the big cities. This facility is known for the freshwater mud and famous Värska mineral water used here.

Seto region, also called Setomaa, is the historical area of settlement of the Seto people in south-eastern corner of the Republic of Estonia. In order to survive in this colourful conjuncture, the Setos have learned to take into consideration other cultures but, at the same time, have hold on to their own. Read more about Setomaa.

Estonia is the Paradise of Introverts 🙂

Estonians are saying : A good neighbour is one where you can just barely see the smoke of their chimney from your window.’
In Estonia  you can feel, how is to be the  last soul in the Earth 🙂 You can drive through Estonian countryside and not see another living soul for miles.

And be careful. This is the area of States Borders. Be careful and follow signs. Latvia is in EU and you welcome to visit Latvia, but for Russia you need  a visa.

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.
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Spring. Sour. #visitestonia #sour #forest #spring

In the spring forest you will never be thirsty.

As a children we used to put the branch into an anthill. Ants excrete methanoic acid and branch becomes sour. It was very good to lick of thirst 🙂
And Please. Never. Never. Do not destroy the anthill.

DSC02174DSC02181Did you know?
For a country that covers only a little over 45,000 km2, it has an estimated population of 1.3 million and it one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe, with almost 50% covered by forest.
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Vihula Manor #visitestonia #vihulamanor #estonia100 #eesti100

The first written record of Vihula manor in Lahemaa National Park dates back to 1501.

At thevihula (1) time it belonged to the Danish baron Hans von Lode. The manor fascinates with its atmosphere and picturesque location in Lahemaa National Park.

Today there in Vihula is the beautiful SPA.
Vihula – a lovely place where the the forest meets the Baltic Sea.

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Green Soup from Weed. Roheline supp

roheline supp1 (3)In the old times spring meant two good news. At least the grass arises and the cows began to give milk.

So, ancient Estonian spring dishes contain a lot of milk, dairy products and greens.

Goutweed tastes like carrots and celery. Nettles are a  bit sweet. Dandelion tastes like honey, but could be little bit bitter. To decrease the bitterness, leave leaves in to the cold salty water to set. And wood sorrel is sour.

Nettles need to be kept in the boiling water 1-2 minutes. Goutweed and wood sorrel are eatable when fresh.
NB! Use only young, fresh, new, small weeds, grown in a pure and clean environment.

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goutweed
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nettle

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