Last night, coolest night temperature records were registered in Rezekne (+4.6 degrees C), Daugavpils (+4.1 degrees C), Zilani (+6.2 degrees C), Skriveri
(+5.3 degrees C), Bauska (+6.3 degrees C), and Saldus (+6.3 degrees C).
Another fairly recent, five-season-old and fast-growing addition to cold desserts comes from the small Latvian town Skriveri. Known for an innovative spirit and original recipes, Skriveri Home Ice-cream is made of all-natural ingredients with no added preservatives, offering a garden variety of fifty or so imaginative and artistic flavors, from basil, peppers, beer, black balsam (Latvian liquor made of herbs), cottage cheese or pumpkin, to even more unexpected choices like parsley and tomato sorbets.
In the Alberta street location in Riga, Skriveri holds an open house with magazine and poetry readings, and their Web site is full of other such 'meetings' and alternative-to-supermarket locations.