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Traditional Christmas roast

What’s your traditional Christmas roast (assuming you’re eating meat)? Turkey? Goose? Duck? In Estonia it’s definitely pork, though roast poultry has become more popular during recent years. I’ve been flirting with roast goose and actually served duck leg confit on Christmas Eve this year. It was delicious. However, for years I’ve been serving pork roast – a pork shoulder… Keep Reading


Exploring the Fish Market in Jimbaran, Bali

Our little family of five spent three weeks exploring the beautiful Island of the Gods aka Bali earlier this year. We began our family vacation in Jimbaran, then stayed in the quaint artists’ village of Penestanan just outside Ubud, then explored Northern Bali from Dencarik on Lovina beach and ended our holiday with a short stay in… Keep Reading


Persimmon with honeyed yoghurt

How do you enjoy the persimmons, in season right now? Here in Estonia we can by mostly the heart-shaped hachiya variety, which is astringent when raw, but meltingly sweet when ripe. We usually just wash them and cut into wedges, but there’s also this super-easy and lovely way of serving them, adapted from the Australian… Keep Reading


It’s cinnamon bun day (kanelbullens dag)!

It’s Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden today. Cinnamon Bun Day was established in 1999, or 17 years ago, when Swedish Home Baking Council (Hembakningsrådet) came up with the idea when looking for a way to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Many Swedes rush to their favourite bakery today and buy some kanelbullar – or bake their… Keep Reading


Berry muffins, fit for the Queen

For some reason, our northern neighbours, the Finns, call dishes containing raspberries and blueberries (well, actually bilberries) kuningatar-this and kuningatar-that, the prefix kuningatar– meaning the queen. I’m yet to conduct research why this is so (any Finnish readers out there who know? Ritva, perhaps?), but here are some delicious summer muffins containing blueberries and raspberries… Keep Reading

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