Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Vorstipaev - Estonian Blood Sausage for Christmas!








I call this day Vorstipaev, which is Estonian for "Sausage Day." Blood sausage (vervivorst) is a traditional Estonian Christmas food. We went to the Chicago Estonian Cultural center to participate in the making of the sausage, back to our peasant roots. I like the jugs of blood -- very vampirish! The picture not included is that there was a nice snow and the sausages were laid outside in the snow to cool. Now we have ours in the freezer, ready to eat on Christmas Eve with sour cream and a nice pork roasted with apples and onions, potatoes, sauerkraut, cranberry preserves, beer, and traditional cookies called 'Pipparkogid (pepper, ginger, cocoa and cinnamon), for dessert.

3 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Oh, what a feast that will be!

b.c. said...

i love that vampirish detail you included, yes, and blood sausage hmm, i've never tried that but I will look out for it now to see if they have it in the store

R&R in The Netherlands said...

The bloody jugs/box is an awesome shot. Nice to see traditions being upheld, if even a bit gruesome looking.