Saturday, April 09, 2011

Spring has sprung!

Kasemahl tilkumas 2011

“Spring has sprung!” said the bumble bee.
“How do you know?” said the old oak tree.
“I just saw a daffodil blooming on a windy hill!” – Anonymous

9 comments:

Mari-Liis said...

Lõpuks, onju!

siri said...

EXACTLY what I was thinking today :)

Nisrine M. said...

Spring is my favorite season even though I like summer too because I get to take a break from work. My favorite thing about spring is orange blossoms and geraniums.

foodperestroika.com said...

Just curious, do people in Estonia sometimes make syrup out of the sap?

ChichaJo said...

Happy spring Pille! It's summer over here :) Oooh! What are you siphoning from the tree? Sorry, clueless here!

Voisula said...

Oo, Eestis saab juba kasemahla. See toob tôelise kevade.

Katrina@TheGastronomicalMe said...

is this picture for real??:) I've always wondered about getting your own beech juice (it is beech in English, isn't it? I had doubts all the sudden!)

Pille said...

Mari-Liis, lõpuks jah :)

Siri - it was a loooooong winter, wasn't it!?

Nisrine - we don't get any orange blossoms here :(

Foodperestroika - nope. The sugar content of birch sap isn't high enough, and the same goes for maple sap we get here. The maples used for collecting sap are different in the US/Canada.

Joey - we're siphoning birch sap - an utterly delicious and beneficial liquid that tastes like a slightly flavoured delicious water. You'd love it :)

Voisula - sai jah. Me panime pühapäeval juba punni uuesti ette, et puukest mitte liialt koormata. Järgmisel aastal jälle!

Katrina - it's birch alright :) See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch (our "kased": Arukask (Betula pendula), Sookask (Betula pubescens), Vaevakask (Betula nana). Beech is "pöök" in Estonian.

Alina said...

Awwww... I love birch sap but I haven't had the real thing for years... they sell something bottled and bland-flavoured here that I don't recognize as birch sap }:-(