GAVEGIDE 2021 | GIFT GUIDE 2021
BY NIELS PETER PRETZMANN
FOR DE DANSKE VENNER
FOR THE DANISH FELLOWS
It’s Christmas, it’s abundance and it’s much more. I have put together a basket of products with a Nordic touch, or just a good story about how we develop products together with our Community.
Merry Christmas to all our loyal customers and friends of Senatorių Pasažas.
1. ORGANIC PICKLED GREEN TOMATOES
I grew up with my mom’s pickled green tomatoes. It proved to be very handy this year as we were left with a handful of green, not ripened tomatoes at our farm. The story further unfolded when the Crown Princess Mary was visiting Senatorių pasažas in October and loved the taste of our farm’s pickled tomatoes. As an appreciation for her attention to our project, I’ve dropped off a box of farm pickles at the Royal Palace on my last trip to Denmark.
€6.80/at Dirva shop
2. DILL INFUSED RAPESEED OIL
It was one of the first products developed at our farm and a Danish friends’ favourite. Green oil infused with organic farm-grown dill elevates any simple dish. It also became popular with our chefs at Senatorių pasažas restaurants.
€4.99/at Dirva shop
3. READY TO BAKE FLÆKESTEG
An abundance of fat meat on Danish Christmas tables goes way back to Viking times. It is how our grandparents and parents celebrate Christmas, and there is no reason we can’t celebrate in this tradition here, in Lithuania. Our butchery, Muu, will prepare Christmas ham roasts in an old Danish tradition for you to bake at home.
€30 (2 kg)/at Muu butchery
4. CHICKPEA HUMMUS
The recipe of this chickpea hummus has been developed in collaboration with our dear guest Andy. It is the celebration of the local ingredients adapted to world tastes and the reminder that sharing knowledge allows us to bring more healthy foods to Lithuanian tables.
€4.99/at Dirva shop
5. RYE BREAD
We are happy to share the traditions of bread baking in Denmark and Lithuania. The lighter, all rye bread is used for making traditional Danish smørrebrød. Grūdas bakery at Senatorių pasažas bakes it fresh every morning.
6. MONKEY BREAD
The monkey bread is the result of the exchange of ideas. It was born in the bakery of Vejgaard when Grūdas’ chef Justinas was training with Danish bakers. He suggested using up the bits of leftover dough and making it into what we now see as monkey bread. It remained on Vejaard shelves, and it’s very popular here in Vilnius.
7. ØLAND WHEAT FLOUR
For some time, we’ve been sowing sweet and aromatic Øland wheat, born in the Swedish island of Øland 6,000 years ago and rightfully considered prized Nordic heirloom grain. This wheat variety is not genetically modified, the harvest is smaller. We are proud to achieve the highest quality grain at our farm Farmers Circle and offer it to bakers in Lithuania.
€2.30/at Dirva shop