The title says it all. The favorite Finnish holiday for many, people abandoning cities for at least few days in the country and summer cottages.
In the evening it's time for Midsummer sauna, preferably by a water feature of some sorts. Ours was on the west coast.
on the way to sauna...
(notice how I have a thing for photographing hedges?)
...have some patience...
My Midsummer scarf.
What this huu-haa was all about. The Sauna. And, yes you are supposed to take your Midsummer scarf and the rest of it off.
The view at midnight. It's called the Midnight Sun.
Ok, so not very traditional Finnish food. We did do that too, new potatoes, smoked fish and pickled herrings, but I was too hungry to take photos. My brother was responsible for these, here's the recipe, (more detailed version you can read from Farang's new cookbook):
big tiger shrimps
salt and pepper
Clean the shrimp, cut the shell open from one side and open the shrimp as in the photo. Remove the bowel and rinse the shrimp. Marinate in the fish sauce for few minutes and oil the cut surface. Barbecue in a medium grill first the meat side and then the shell side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. You could serve this with nahm jim and a salad of spring onions, ginger, lemon grass, chili and thai basil, but we sprinkled them with lime and dipped in sweet chili sauce. Good stuff.