Vappu is coming! If you didn’t start making sima a week ago, you’re not ready.
Mrs. Hindle's Viands and Vittles
A week from now is May Day, and I just know you’ve all been dying to celebrate it the way we Finns do. I know, I know, we’re not known as particularly festive, exuberant or ebullient. But May Day is special. May Day is the beginning of spring (though traditionally the weather is usually awful), May Day is a day of balloons and streamers and picnics after a long, dark and dreary six-to-eight months.
Oh yeah and somewhere in there is a celebration of the proletariat, and equality, and education, but we tend to forget about most of it. Although May Day is the one day a year we pull out our white hats that prove we’ve completed secondary academic education. No longer the feat it was 150 years ago. Mrs. Hindle’s hat is a tad small and tends to result in a headache.
An integral part of May Day…
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Or you’re planning to mooch Sima off a friend.
Sima made according to your recipe and given to a Finnish friend in exchange for Vappu doughnuts. All parties very happy!
Thanks Hatboy, your recipe clearly passed muster with a Finn even when it was made by an Australian who had no idea what it should look or taste like…..
The power of technical writing, people!
Sober and level headed Vappu to all!
Eh, close enough.