Waiting in line my basket contained the following (cannot you just tell I am a foodie now?)
- 1 large jar of pickled cucumbers
- Several small bags of bread snacks, like croutons with intriguing flavours like salmon caviar and pickled cucumbers
- 4 small and 2 big Kamatahvels
- 1 bag of Kama
- 1 mini muffin tray, impossible to find in Sweden. At least for about 70 SEK.
- 1 piece of salad cutlery made of wood
- 5 small viru valge coolers (for my neighbour who kindly looked after our home) and 1 Vana Tallinn cooler for us to taste
- 1 dark chocolate bar for my father
In the car were also several loaves of Estonian rye bread, a jar of Latvian honey bought in sign language from a nice lady in the market in Riga, a bottle of Riga Balzams (not mine) and the vodka in the picture, bought in Haapsalu for making Ilvas Limoncello (sorry, recipe in Swedish. I made half a batch). You are supposed to use 95% alcohol and the strongest you can get here (at least legally, which I definitely prefer) is 40% but in Haapsalu I found this 80% vodka which I hope will work out fine. It has to sit for 5 days and then a whole month before tasting but I assure you I will report back about the outcome... I have never made liquor before so this is exciting!
Now back to the kitchen. After no cooking apart from some pasta for over 10 days I have lots of catching-up to do! For instance I now have 6 skinless lemons to take care of. Marmalade?