Uuniperunaa ja valkoviiniä – uusi kokemus

Tässä päivänä muutaman päätin taasen testata Rosa Viini & Ruokakerhon toimittamaa viiniä ja reseptiä. Vuorossa oli uuniperuna savulohitäytteellä ja saksalainen riesling. Enpä ollutkaan aiemmin juonut viiniä uuniperunan kyytipoikana, mutta se toimi ihan hyvin. English summary at the end of the post.

Koska viininä oli riesling, joka kuuluu omiin lempiviineihin olin melko innoissani tästä viinistä, Riesberg Premium Riesling 2018. Ainoa epäilyksen aihe tuli siitä, että viini oli pakattu muovipulloon, josta itselle aina tulee mielikuva, ettei viini olisi ihan parhaimmasta päästä. Valitettavasti tämän viinin kohdalla epäilykseni osui oikeaan, sillä en missään nimessä ostaisi tätä viiniä itse. Maku oli mielestäni jopa tympeä. Viinistä ei pahemmin erottunut mitään vivahteita ja maku oli lähinnä hapan ja mineraalinen. Viinin kuvauksessa mainittu kypsä omena, päärynä ja hunajameloni meni itseltä kyllä täysin ohi.

Uuniperuna savulohitäytteellä

Valmistusaika: 5 min. + perunan paistoaika n. 1 t. 4 annosta.
Uuniperunat:
– 2 isoa uuniperunaa per aikuinen (esim. rosamunda-lajiketta)
Savulohitäyte:
– 200 g lämminsavulohta
– 1 dl suolakurkkukuutioita
– 1 kovaksi keitetty kananmuna pilkottuna
– 1 rkl sinappia
– 2 rkl ruohosipulia hienonnettuna
– 100 g maustamatonta tuorejuustoa
– 3 rkl ranskankermaa

Pistele perunoihin muutama reikä haarukalla. Kypsennä perunoita 175-asteisessa uunissa 1-1½ tuntia, riippuen perunoiden koosta. Ota perunat uunista ja anna niiden jäähtyä noin 10 minuuttia ennen tarjoilua.
Valmista täyte sillä aikaa, kun perunat ovat uunissa. Sekoita ainekset keskenään.

Lohi on pilkottu
Kuivat aineet

Uuniperunat kuuluvat omiin kestosuosikkeihin ja tämäkin täyteresepti oli erinomainen. En ollutkaan ennen käyttänyt kananmunaa täytteessä, mutta se toimi oikein hyvin täytteen osana. Täyte oli mukavan suolainen ja sinappi toi siihen sopivasti hapokkuutta. Viini ei tosiaan yksinään ollut lainkaan minun makuuni, mutta tämän ruuan kaverina se kuitenkin toimi jotenkuten ja ruuan myötä viinistä saattoi jopa löytää hieman mainittuja hedelmien makua. Tästä huolimatta pitäydyn kyllä jatkossa muissa rieslingeissä.

English summary

I recently tested another wine from Rosa Viini & Ruokakerho. This one was a German Riesling, Riesberg Premium Riesling 2018, which was packed in a plastic bottle. As I am a huge Riesling fan, I was really looking forward to tasting this wine. I am sad to say it did not fulfil my expectations. By itself the wine was rather acidic, and I would not buy this wine myself. The wine was paired with baked potatoes with a smoked salmon filling. Paired with the food, the wine was slightly better, and you could sense a hint of green fruits in the taste. Despite this, I will choose other Rieslings in the future.

Fårö – more to see than just sheep

On our last whole day on Gotland we decided to head out to Fårö, which is a separate island north of Gotland. To get to Fårö from Gotland you take a car ferry across the narrow Fårö strait.

Our adventure on Fårö started with a visit to the Fårö church and its cemetery where Ingmar Bergman is buried. Bergman lived and died on Fårö and several of his films were filmed there. We also stopped by the Bergman Center but decided we were not big enough fans to pay SEK 100 for entrance. Our next stop was the Sudersand Resort and its lovely beach. The weather wasn’t warm enough to warrant a swim, but we did dip our toes in the sea.

Fårö church from the early 14th century
Inside Fårö church, the ship reflects an old Nordic tradition of giving offerings for the protection of loved ones at sea and is a reminder of those lost at sea.
The altar of Fårö church
This lovely lantern display is a cremation memorial
At the beach
Sudersand beach

Next, we headed to the Fårö lighthouse. The lighthouse was constructed in 1847 and it is 30 meters high. The lighthouse became remote-controlled in 1976 and is owned by the Swedish Maritime Administration. As the lighthouse is still active you cannot visit the inside. It started to get hungry out, so we drove to Crêperie Tati på Kutens Bensin. This was a very confusing place and well worth seeing. Walking from the parking lot to the creperie you will pass several old rusty cars, buses, mopeds, etc. It all looks more like a junkyard than a restaurant. However, when we saw the line to get food, we decided to find another place for lunch. So, we drove back to Sudersand and Carlssons Restaurang & Vedugnspizzeria and shared a decent pizza. Our final stop on Fårö was Langhammars rauk (sea stack) field. This area has around 50 rauks with the highest being over 8 meters tall. The landscape here is very rugged. Heading back to catch the ferry to Gotland we came across a herd of sheep leisurely crossing the road.

Fårö lighthouse
The waters near the lighthouse are really rocky so the lighthouse is certainly needed.
Langhammars rauk field
The main herd has already crossed the road

Driving back to Visby we stopped at a few churches of which there is no lack on Gotland. There are nearly 100 medieval churches that are still in use on Gotland. The following morning, we said bye-bye to Gotland and headed to Stockholm for a couple of days. A post will follow on Stockholm.

Altar in Bunge church
Fresco in Bunge church from around 1400
Tingstäde church from the 13th century
Old gate at Tingstäde church from the 14th century
Inside Tingstäde church
Beautiful ceiling fresco in Tingstäde church
Wall fresco in Tingstäde church
Time to say goodbye to Gotland and Visby

Exploring northern Gotland

On Wednesday we woke up to another beautiful morning on Gotland and after breakfast we jumped in the car and headed out to explore the areas north from Visby. First, we headed to see the biggest rauk on Gotland, Jungfrun. A rauk is a column-like landform in Sweden and Norway, often equivalent to a stack. The limestone rauks of Gotland in the Baltic Sea are among the best-known examples. In the same area (Lickershamn) where the rauk was located we also found some lovely fishing huts. Next, we visited Roma kloster och kungsgård (Roma abbey and crown estate manor). The ruined Cistercian abbey and a crown estate are located in Roma. The abbey was built in the 12th century. After the Reformation, its lands were confiscated by the Crown and subsequently turned into a crown estate. Apart from the ruined church, the estate includes a manor house built in 1733 for the crown estate.

There she is, Jungfrun
Jungfrun from up top
Another angle
I clearly need lens hood for taking pictures against the light
Fishing huts

Our next stop was the Dunbobi general store museum. This general store located in Dalhem was built in 1903 and in 1922 it was extended with living quarters. The store was operational until 1974 and the last storekeeper moved out of the house in 1983. The building was renovated in 1986 to1988 and has since then been used as an apartment and museum. In 1986, the building became a protected building. The museum depicts what a general store in the countryside was like in the early 1900s. The museum is privately owned and when we visited, the old gentleman that owns the place was very enthusiastic to present some of the things the museum houses. The museum is filled to the brims with all things imaginable, and well worth a visit.

Dunbodi general store museum

Our final stop for the afternoon was Lummelundagrottan. This cave hadn’t been explored more than 130 feet beyond the cave entrance until 1948, when three schoolboys discovered another entrance to what turned out to be one of the longest caverns in Sweden. The cave is a marvel of nature with magical halls, stunning stalactites and fossils. The explored part of the cave is around 4.5 km long, and exploration further into the cave continues. Before venturing into the cave, we had a late lunch at the café on the grounds. The cave was well worth a visit and the stories about the boys that first found and explored the cave were fascinating. While driving around the island we also visited a small delicacy store, Gotlands Delikatesser. It is a tiny farm shop with no actual service, you simply go in, collect what you want and pay for the products either in cash or with Swish mobile payment. I bought ramsons pesto, almond pesto, ramsons vinaigrette, ramsons salt and dewberry jam.

The entrance the boys used to get into the cave

After the cave visit, we headed back to the hotel to relax and plan for dinner and the next day’s adventures.