A nice cup of tea

A nice cup of tea

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Pöide Rukkiõlu

Rukkiõlu (rye beer) from Pöide brewery located in Saaremaa, Estonia.

Pöide Rukkiõlu

Rukkiõlu (rye beer) from Pöide brewery located in Saaremaa, Estonia.

Vanamees – Estonian Rye IPA

Rye IPA, Vanamees (“The Old Man”), by the Estonian craft brewers Õllenaut.

Vanamees – Estonian Rye IPA

Rye IPA, Vanamees (“The Old Man”), by the Estonian craft brewers Õllenaut.

Saku Koduõlu

A bottle of Saku koduõlu. Obviously, a macro-brewed (Carlsberg) farmhouse ale sounds as far as you can get from the traditional drink but I was quite glad to have it.

Saku Koduõlu

A bottle of Saku koduõlu. Obviously, a macro-brewed (Carlsberg) farmhouse ale sounds as far as you can get from the traditional drink but I was quite glad to have it.

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A Feast of Crayfish

A Feast of Crayfish

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Ready for the crayfish party. After the crayfish were caught, it’s time to boil them. Water, salt and dill; bring to rolling; drop each crayfish in individually.

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When cooked, cool the pots in a sink filled with cold water; change the water a couple of times to allow for quick cooling. Take the pots to the cellar and let the crayfish sit overnight in the salty water.

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Enjoy!

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Catching Crayfish

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Catching some European crayfish (Astacus astacus) in Kainuu, Finland (2013).

The rapids

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At places you can see the little fellows lurking under the surface

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Picking up the merta (a fish trap) as the sun sets.

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Couple of crayfish there. Altogether some 80 were caught, good for a party of four.

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On the grill: European Perch

Perch on the grill. A couple of decent size, the rest smallish. I used a katiska 

On the grill: European Perch

Perch on the grill. A couple of decent size, the rest smallish. I used a katiska 

Crepes and beer

Hakkliha pannkook aka pancakes / crepes with minced meat, red cabbage and sour cream – with the ever-present dill sprinkled on top. This dish is very typical of Estonia, or at least it’s served all over the place.

The local brew comes from Hiiu Käsitööõlu, the one on the left being named “Kõpu koduõlu”. The beer was quite different from the Pihtla beer, the bottled versions always tend to lose…

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Herring and Koduõlu

The typical Baltic Sea plate: herring with potatoes and egg. In Estonia, sour cream and the ever-present dill accompany this dish.

Herring and Koduõlu

The typical Baltic Sea plate: herring with potatoes and egg. In Estonia, sour cream and the ever-present dill accompany this dish.

Estonian Farmhouse Ale

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A plate of roast pork with Taako Pihtla, Estonian koduõlu or farmhouse ale, at the Veski Trahter, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia. Like Finnish sahti, koduõlu is a true craft beer made with the traditional method.

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Garlic Bulbs

Yesterday tomato stalk, today a garlic bulb from last fall. I guess there were originally four cloves but I ate the other two :)

Garlic Bulbs

Yesterday tomato stalk, today a garlic bulb from last fall. I guess there were originally four cloves but I ate the other two :)

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Tomato http://wp.me/s3JeGs-tomato

A tomato stalk up close and personal

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A tomato stalk up close and personal

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Rhubarb http://wp.me/s3JeGs-rhubarb

A close-up shot of a rhubarb leaf.

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A close-up shot of a rhubarb leaf.

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Mufloni Muflonator

Finnish beer “Muflonator” from the brewpub “Beer Hunter’s” in Pori. 6,5 % alc, hopped with German hops Perle and Hallertauer Mittelfruh.

Mufloni Muflonator

Finnish beer “Muflonator” from the brewpub “Beer Hunter’s” in Pori. 6,5 % alc, hopped with German hops Perle and Hallertauer Mittelfruh.

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Urquell Cap

Exposing the Pilsner Urquell cap.

Urquell Cap

Exposing the Pilsner Urquell cap.

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