I sometimes get the most brilliant ideas: like waking up at 7.15 so that I can go for a morning work out. It was nice actually: 50 minutes of running stairs, jogging and walking. But now I’m feeling a bit dead :D AND COLD, it’s freezing in here, and it looks like it’s going to rain, wohoo! Anyhow: fun day ahead with lots of cleaning and planning Finnish delicacies for our Scandinavian Midsummer celebration on Saturday. Actually. I’m just supposed to make a cake and bring the vodka, but I feel inspired.
Blueberry pie is a must in summer!
Rye crackers filled with salmon or ham and cheese.
Karjalanpiirakka AKA Karelian pasties. These are extremely tasty and something very Finnish :)
Karelian pasties or Karelian pies (South Karelian dialect of Finnish: karjalanpiirakat, singular karjalanpiirakka; North Karelian dialect of Finnish: karjalanpiiraat, singular karjalanpiiras; are traditional pasties from the region of Karelia. Today they are eaten throughout Finland.
The oldest traditional pasties usually had a rye crust, but the North Karelian and Ladoga Karelian variants also had wheat alongside of rye to improve the baking characteristics of the available rye breads. The common fillings of this era were barley and talkkuna. The 19th century first introduced potato and buckwheat as new fillings, and later due to trade, also rice and millet.
Nowadays in the most familiar and common recipe the pasties are made from a thin rye crust with a filling of rice. Butter, often mixed with boiled egg (eggbutter or munavoi), is spread over the hot pasties before eating.
OK, remember to drink responsibly. And if you are under 18 (or 20 or 21 depending on where you are), stay away from that bottle :)