Archive for December, 2014

A little over a dozen members of the Estonian Society of Central Florida (Kesk Florida Eesti Selts) gathered together for our annual verivorst-making party at the home of Maare and Jaan Kuuskvere in Bradenton, Florida, on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Members brought their own “sisu” made from their own secret recipes while the intestines and blood were provided by our hosts. This year saw a mix of old and new technology when Triin and Edward Karr introduced Edward’s grandfather’s metal sausage maker. All of us remembered seeing that meat grinder/sausage maker in our homes when we were growing up; where are they now?! Though we know others stuff their sausages with the assistance of electric mixers, we’re still making hand-crafted sausages. Yum! Many thanks to the Kuuskveres for hosting us so generously in their home. Here’s to a delicious Christmas celebration for all!

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Have you been good this year? Jõuluvana knows who’s been naughty and nice! Nearly 30 members of the Estonian Society of Central Florida (Kesk Florida Eesti Selts) gathered for our annual Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Magnuson Hotel at Marina Cove (6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane, St. Petersburg, FL; telephone: 727-867-1151). Jõuluvana (Santa) and his very musically talented Päkapikk led us in merriment. Members came prepared with songs and poems to earn their gifts. In the end, it turned out everyone was on Santa’s “nice” list and all guests went home with a holiday gift.

This annual Christmas celebration once again was organized by Maare Kuuskvere and Lisa Mets. Key contributors and collaborators were Triin Karr, Rein Raja, Kaie Põhi Latterner and Erkki Taada.

KFES wishes all happy holidays!

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