Monday, April 22, 2013

Chow Down to Eurovision 2013 - Latvia

Welcome to Latvia and the start of the second semi final in the Chow Down to Eurovision 2013. Since Latvia hosted the contest in 2003 and an appropriate menu item was needed to celebrate I have loved Latvian liverwurst, that smooth creamy meat paste on a warm buttered English muffin..........oh sorry where was I?

The natural choice to represent Latvia this year in the Chow Down was Liverwurst and I was so looking forward to making it until disaster struck! If you follow me on twitter* you'll know my oven has broken! I opened the door and heard a hell of a crack and now the oven door wont stay closed. The poor old thing I suspect is older than I am so she had a good innings but I say it will be a little while before she is replaced for with younger shiner model. Thankfully I had completed the baking for most of this Chow Down so not too many countries have been affected.

Latvia and my liverwurst will have to wait unfortunately but it has been replaced with a much better option health wise anyway.
*If you're not following me on Twitter why aren't you?? @dbtsauce

Our past Eurovision hit is an homage to my broken oven, I'd ask why my oven breaks in the middle of the Chow Down to Eurovision 2013 but only Mr God knows why! I could have asked if there are a lot of out of tune notes in this one but I know the answer to that, enjoy.

Latvian Cucumber Salad
  • 2 large cucumber
  • 1 small red onion
  • 100ml sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. chopped dill plus extra
  • juice of a small lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • Slice the cucumbers and onion finely (I used the food processer)
  • In a large bowl mix the sour cream, dill, lemon juice
  • Add the cucumbers and onions
  • Mix to combine and season to taste
  • Sprinkle with extra dill to garnish 

Fittingly Here we go by PeR is a first taste of semi final 2, will we see them again in the final?
lai jums veicas!

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