Author Topic: How are you spending the summer solstice?  (Read 155674 times)

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #70 on: June 21, 2014, 05:05:58 pm »
Yes, it's very yummy indeed, Brian.

I don't particularly care for schnapps either, but I did have a few drops yesterday.

There are an abundance of different kinds of pickled herring in Sweden, but the one that's traditional for midsummer is called matjessill, matjes (Dutch word) herring.

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #71 on: June 21, 2014, 11:07:33 pm »
My SS dinner was some freshly baked bread with brie and peach slices on top, followed by a hard boiled egg topped with freshly ground pepper, Celtic salt, and sumac. Yum!
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2014, 09:26:11 am »
I've had a couple of really good sandwiches that incorporated brie and fig jam. One was pork roast and the other was turkey. I think there might have been some arugula or other greens in there, too.




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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2014, 09:51:39 am »
My SS dinner was some freshly baked bread with brie and peach slices on top, followed by a hard boiled egg topped with freshly ground pepper, Celtic salt, and sumac. Yum!

"Celtic salt"?
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2014, 01:01:53 pm »
I've had a couple of really good sandwiches that incorporated brie and fig jam. One was pork roast and the other was turkey. I think there might have been some arugula or other greens in there, too.

Wow, that is quite inspiring since I have brie AND fig jam in my fridge now. I also have a pork roast I made yesterday! And my friend insisted I pick some lettuce from her garden on Saturday! It's almost like you looked in my fridge before you wrote this!

I got the Celtic Sea Salt from Sprouts, a local health food chain. It has bits of mineral trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, etc. It's basically the same chemical makeup as table salt but without bleach or iodine. It tastes different to me too but it may be my imagination.
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2014, 01:20:49 pm »
But what makes it "Celtic"? Why is that any different from any other sea salt?
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #76 on: June 23, 2014, 01:41:16 pm »
Because it's from the North Sea, prime Celtic territory. (The Celts were prominent all over Europe at one point, but they emanated from Ireland and Scotland, where their precursors were the Picts.)
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #77 on: June 23, 2014, 01:47:53 pm »
The best thing about the solstice this year was taking a 2.5 hour nap.
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #78 on: June 23, 2014, 02:25:53 pm »
Because it's from the North Sea, prime Celtic territory. (The Celts were prominent all over Europe at one point, but they emanated from Ireland and Scotland, where their precursors were the Picts.)

So it's just a brand name for a brand of salt from the North Sea?
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #79 on: June 23, 2014, 02:54:36 pm »
Since the solstice marks the longest day of the year, we all have to face the harsh truth - now the days are getting shorter again...   :(

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