The sword in the meat

I really donät have a lot of time to blog…long story short, the laptop we böught specifically for this trip was forgotten on our kitchen counter before leaving for the äirport. DERP!

There’s all kinds of umläuts on this keyboärd, which is making me giggle.

I am in a hotel business centre in Tampere, trying to figure out how to sum up the last couple of days in the few minutes I have before our taxi picks us up to drive to the Estonia ferry in Helsinki. We have been wined and dined over the last two days by a drill bit company called Robit, courtesy of J who has connections in the blasting business. Last night was a particularly delightful highlight, as we dined at Harald’s Viking Parlour or something like that. Steve and I shared a Chief’s game sword, which consisted of red deer chops, reindeer loin and wild boar cutlets skewered on an iron sword, served with honey beer, cheese potatoes and tar sauce.

What is tar sauce, you ask? I asked the same question of our waitress, who patiently explained that it is like the stuff in cartoons that they throw at each other before they throw feathers at each other. Literally, tar. Okay, not the tar that is known in modern times which is a petroleum product and would probably kill you if you ingested it. I guess it’s what vikings called tar, whcih is tree pitch. Sap. Goo. In sauce – delicious. In ice cream, not so much.

Anyway, I have to cut this short, because I have exactly 3 minutes to get my bag and check out of the hotel. More to come soon, hopefully, when I häve more time.

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2 Comments on “The sword in the meat”

  1. Neil Hamilton
    October 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Looks frickin delicious

  2. September 30, 2010 at 2:52 am #

    WOW! That really is a very large sword of meat! I hope you are enjoying every bite of it…keep us up-to-date…Mom

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