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.
Americans call this period ” Indian summer”. Estonians call it “old women’s summer”. Why? Because during the day weather is warm, tempting, promising……but at night it’s cold like a stone 🙂 Like older woman…..
I live in the right place. I love the temperate zone, I love 4 seasons. And I love spruces.
Where are growing spruces, there are blue flowers, wood sorrels, mushrooms, blueberries and option to find some water for drinking. Spruce is the tree of life. Fir branches give warm, shelter from the rain and spruce tips as source of vitamines and thirst quencher. And spruce is Christmas tree.Continue reading “Spring Gourmet Spruce Tips Smoothie”
Estonia is renowned for its beautiful forests and photogenic landscapes. Over fifty percent of Estonia’s landmass is covered in forest. To really capture the essence of Estonia’s natural beauty, a trip Estonia’s Lahemaa National Park is a must! Travel website Culture Trip recently put together a collection of 24 of the best photographs taken in Estonia’s National Parks – check it out!
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