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Recipes: Vegetarian

Whipped semolina pudding with apples and black aronia berries

Recipe by Pille @ Nami-Nami. Above photo by Juta Kübarsepp for the October 2012 issue of Kodu ja Aed (“Home and Garden”, an Estonian monthly magazine. I’ve been their food writer since October 2012).  Back in July 2013, The Wall Street Journal touted the slightly astringent and tart black aronia as possibly the next superberry. While WSJ listed it alongside other …

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Quark and pumpkin pudding cake

Recipe by Pille @ Nami-Nami. Above photo by Juta Kübarsepp for the October 2013 issue of Kodu ja Aed (“Home and Garden”, an Estonian monthly magazine. I’ve been their food writer since October 2012). Pumpkin or winter squash dessert, anyone? There’s a popular old-school dessert here in Estonia, called kohupiimavorm. It consists of curd cheese (also known as quark), sugar, (whisked) eggs, …

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Creamy chantarelle sauce recipe (aka creamy girolle sauce)

My regular readers all know about my love for wild mushrooms. We had a long and hot and dry summer here in Estonia – not the time for forageing for wild mushrooms. However, the autumn rains have arrived, so soon I’ll be heading to our regular mushroom forests to fill up the baskets (yes, the basket and my pink wellies …

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Summer food: Estonian milk and vegetable soup

It’s mid-July, which here in Estonia means the peak of summer. We’re having a beautiful summer here, with lots of sun and not much rain. It’s the end of the wild strawberry season, it’s the height of chantarelle mushroom season (but too early for most other wild mushrooms), and it’s the start of the beautiful local vegetable harvest season. Here’s …

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Recipe for torta della nonna, or Tuscan ricotta cake with pinenuts or almonds

Case Vecchie, Sicily I am still in Sicily, still enjoying the hospitality of Anna Tasca Lanza’s cookery school in Case Vecchie, near Vallelunga. I’ve just got back from the most amazing garden party I’ve ever attended – just under 200 guests seated around a huge long table, set under an elegant makeshift canopy built in the middle of a vegetable …

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Equal rhubarb cake

I’ve got a new favourite to-go rhubarb cake recipe. Just because it’s one that can be memorized in seconds. Actually you just need kitchen scales and the list of ingredients. No amounts, imagine 🙂 Here’s how it works. I call it equal rhubarb cake, because you need equal weighed amounts of all the main ingredients. I usually take four eggs, …

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Creamy avocado pasta a la Safkaa

About two years ago all the Finnish food blogs and magazines were raving about avocado pasta. Hanna Gullichsen, a Finnish food writer, had published the recipe in her cookbook Safkaa. Parempaa arkiruokaa (Otava, August 2012)  and the recipe quickly became a No 1 hit, so to say, and well deservedly, as it is a lovely dish indeed. Avocado pasta is nothing …

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Asparagus and cheese tart recipe

Originally posted in May 2011, but I’m bumping this up again, as the local asparagus season has began. The photo above was taken by Juta Kübarsepp to illustrate my column in the May 2014 issue of Kodu ja Aed magazine here in Estonia..  Isn’t it pretty? This lovely topless tart can be served either warm (perhaps with a green side …

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An easy breakfast: ahjusoojad kohupiimasaiad aka Curd Cheese Toasts

I’m reposting this post from February 2007, as it was listed as one of the 50 of the world’s best breakfast dishes over at the hotelbookers.com few days ago. Although I’m trying not to eat too much white bread these days, I stopped at the local supermarket on the way back home from my firstborn’s violin class, bought a bloomer, …

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