Monday, October 01, 2007
New Höganäs teacups, three Swedish foodbloggers, a great tomato toast recipe
While I'm still a bit exhausted after a day forageing for wild mushrooms in the forests on Saturday (and then cleaning, pickling, salting, frying them until the wee hours of the morning - and yes, of course I will be writing about those gorgeous mushrooms soon), and completing my latest Daring Baker challenge yesterday, I thought I post a photo of my newest kitchen acquisition, 2 lovely Höganäs mugs (above).
You see, last Tuesday I had the pleasure of meeting three lovely Swedish foodbloggers - Dagmar, Anne and Kristina. It was a meeting that should have happened over a year ago, when I was in Stockholm for a wedding, but unfortunately all three girls were out of town back then. However, now we met, and I had great time with them exploring Old Tallinn. We met under the Town Hall Raekoda, headed for a rustic Estonian lunch at Kuldse Notsu Kõrts, then wandered around the cobblestoned streets, before relaxing with a cup of coffee at Chocolats de Pierre. Dagmar and Kristina have written in much more detail about the Tallinn Tuesday here and here - do go and check out the posts and the photos.
And the two Höganäs mugs? Well, Anne, Dagmar and Kristina brought those as a gift to me, to accompany my gorgeous Höganäs teapot. What a thoughtful present, and what wonderfully perfect-sized mugs!
Meanwhile - the bruschetta-lookalikes on the top and above photo are nothing but. They're butter-fried crispy white bread slices with tomato-onion-dill topping, prepared according to a recipe from a very sweet Estonian blogger Krentu. Bread slices are fried slowly and gently in plenty of good butter, and topped with finely chopped sweet onion, ripe tomato and fragrant dill. That's it. That's how a friend of Krentu's late grandmother ate tomatoes during the summer, so the recipe is very old, definitely local and utterly delicious :) Aitäh, Eveli!!!