• Odling & ätliga växter i naturen •
Nytt inlägg på bloggen! Jag berättar om våra odlingar, om ätliga växter jag plockat på sistone - samt vad jag gjort med dem.
Dessutom tipsar jag om ett gäng inspirerande böcker på temat självhushållning, odling och naturens skafferi.
Har ni plockat något ätligt i naturen på sista tiden? Hur går det med eventuella odlingar? Har du tips på bra böcker på temat? Berätta gärna!
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Homemade Elderflower Cordial😊 I must admit I do love foraging, and finally got round to picking some elderflower.
They say nature provides, it's slow food & 100% natural. This is a recipe I have always used and uses Honey instead of sugar. (Laila's honey of course) Of only I could have grown the lemons. Pure and natural. #elderflower#foraging#foragingforfood#suffolk#natural#slowfood
One of the ingredients in our homemade tonic is Indian cucumber-root, seen here in flower. It’s a lovely forest plant that grows from a network of edible rhizomes, like ginger or turmeric. As you might guess from the name, the root has a distinctly cucumber-y taste, which (naturally) we’re pairing with gin.
Spicy Wild Duck 🦆 Fajitas. Homemade fajita seasoning/tortillas, mint/orange zest yogurt dip/sauce. Chickweed & heritage tomato salad & heavily reduced sticky sweet elderberry vinegar drizzle - all in all pretty tasty. Playing about w/ ideas for a wild game pop up dining event later this year. Thinking of similar theme for Tribe Festival in August, I've been asked if I can do street food, I think I can & have some tasty & playful ideas for that event. #wildfood#foraging#wildcraft#food#fajitas#duck#leeds#yorkshire#edibleleeds
Inspired by yesterday's talks @carnivalebrettanomyces on foraging ingredients, today I picked our blackcurrants and am on the lookout for elderberries, to forage later this year. Black forest fruit cider coming up! Thanks @burialbeer @foragerbrewery @antidootwildefermenten @nevelartisanales for sharing your enthousiasm on #wildferments#foraging#craftbeer#nature#fruit#harvest
Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory, this red clover will be used for an herbal massage oil. As a skincare company, Lavender Haus focuses on topical remedies, but as a side note, I’ll be harvesting enough for tea to last our family ‘til next summer as well. It’s easy to underestimate some of these more common “weeds”, but this herb is a powerhouse with a plethera of uses.
If you’re foraging some of your own, be sure to choose a clean environment for harvesting. Here are some informative guidelines shared by Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine:
“It’s important to avoid gathering plants near roads, railroads, and power lines, as the surrounding soil is typically contaminated with lead, herbicides, and other toxins. Always harvest at least 30 feet from the road and make sure you are not harvesting in an area with environmental toxicity (such as the flood banks of a polluted river). Even hay fields that appear to be untended might be sprayed with herbicides. The foundations of older homes are also problematic, as they are typically sprayed for insect control or weeds. If you live in the city, consider visiting a local organic urban farm or community garden, where you’re likely to find an abundance of yummy weeds, along with gardeners who are happy to share the bounty.”
June Berries aka Saskatoon. Since they are only around for the month of June, I’ve stocked up on 4 gallons and may grab some from the garden. They freeze really well and make awesome smoothies (Berries + Kefir =😋)
According to Cornell University Small Farms Program, Juneberries have a lower moisture content than blueberries, so they have relatively higher amounts of calcium, natural fiber, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids in them.
They are an excellent source of iron – each serving provides about 23% RDA for iron (almost twice as much iron as blueberries). They contain high levels of phenolic compounds, particularly anthocyanins, and they provide healthy amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorous,vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, folate, vitamin A and vitamin E as blueberries, and also trace amounts of biotin.
And you can find them growing all over the states, in parks, campuses and sidewalks for free! I’ve saved about $80 that I would have spent on Berries for the next few months. Happy picking! Happy snacking and Happy Saving! .