Thursday, August 16, 2012

Celebrate Community Blog Hop August 16 - 19. Giveaway!

Hello everybody!

From today until the end of the week, I am participating at Celebrate Community Blog Hop. This blog hop is organized by the friend and author Pavarti K. Tyler together with other wonderful authors! There will be post every day inclusive Sunday on following topics:

August 16: Share your favorite recipe – religions and cultures and PARTIES revolve around food in some way. Please include pictures if you can! PINTEREST board of recipes can be found HERE.
August 17: Tell us: What does community togetherness mean to you?

August 18: (Eid): Share your favorite community/family photo, and tell us the story behind it.

August 19: Tell us: How do you share happiness?

There is also a big giveaway connected to the event where you can participate! Please see the details below. There are many wonderful prizes to win!

So, let's start with today's topic!

Love walks through stomach

There is a saying in Estonia where I am from, that love goes through stomach. What is meant by it, is the simple fact, that there is no love without being fed. Or some people interpret this even as that a woman who can cook for her man has more potential to have a satisfied relationship.

It is how it is, and I am probably not the best person to evaluate if the statement above is correct or not, but I do love good food! I am not very fond of cooking daily, but I do enjoy cooking when I have time, especially during the weekends. The recipe I am going to share with you has no connection to religion, but it has a connection to my country and the local culture. To be more exact, the recipe is from the island where I was born and where I grew up, from the island of Saaremaa situated on the Baltic Sea. Saaremaa is the biggest island in Estonia and the food is mostly based on fish and bread.

So ladies and gentlemen, here is my recipe!

Marinated herring rolls


1 kg of whole herrings or 600 g herring fillets
2 tablespoons coarse salt


3 dl of water
1.5 dl of 10% vinegar
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 sheets of laurel
0.5 teaspoons of white pepper (whole)
0.5 teaspoons of pimento peppers
2 (small) onions
2 carrots

Lay fillets in a bowl in layers, add salt to each layer and let it flavor for few hours.
Boil water, add sugar, sliced ​​onions, and carrots and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add the vinegar and spices, remove the pot from the heat and allow it to incubate for 10 minutes under the lid. Remove peppercorns and laurel and cool the marinade. Wipe off the salt from the herring, roll the fillets and put the rolls into a jar adding the onions and carrots in between. Pour the marinade over, let it flavor for day-to-two in a cool place (not the fridge!).

Enjoy it with dark bread and boiled eggs!

The recipe is for four people.

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Come by again tomorrow, where I will write a post about what community togetherness means to me!

The details about Celebrate Community Blog Hop and the participating blogs can be found here:

Happy reading!


  1. OMG you shared a HERRING recipe! It's like I'm back in Denmark all over again :) Love it! Thanks for joining in the foll doll face, so glad you posted this.

    1. Pavarti, I'm not sure if I told you, but I did live in Denmark for 10 years. :)
      Thanks for coming by and organizing the event!

  2. This is a really interesting event! What a HUGE giveaway! Hmm, sadly I don't have a favourite recipe, but your herring looks good!

    1. I agree, it is interesting event!
      Thanks for coming by!

  3. OMG HERRING! I am Norwegian and I cannot get Geoff to eat it no matter what I try. So I constantly making things for myself. THIS would be the perfect dish for me to snack on over a few days because of the marinade! NOW I also so so thrilled to be part of this because I have a new blog to read! Thanks for sharing. I am going to be sending this to my mom. Despite the fact my dad has some Swedish blood (well it could be BECAUSE he does, you know those Swedes!) She cannot get him to love Herring either! YUMMY! oh and ate with flat bread? YUMMY!

    1. Kriss, I lived 10 years in Denmark, so I do understand where you are coming from.
      If you try it out, let me know what you think!

  4. I really like toasted egg sandwiches. It's really simple to make. Cut the sandwiches into quarters, dip them into eggs that have been whisked, add some seasoning (salt, sugar) and pan-fry them. You can also add ham and chopped green onions to it.

    1. Na, it sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing and commenting!

  5. Community Togetherness means that everyone pulls together whenever needed. "All for one ane one for all!"

    1. To share happiness I just smile and laugh a lot.

    2. I am still working on the community togetherness post, but essentially, I agree with you.
      Thanks for coming by and commenting!