FLOWERY PARK

A flowery park can really make you feel like a princess… Am I right? Even though it is the extremely neatly trimmed and very unnatural compared to the beautiful wild biodiverse forests this blog usually considers magical, I cannot help to actually like it. A meadow like this sparks a hint of happiness inside of…

LUNCH AT THE BEACH

There is nothing like sitting at the beach in the sunlight – even though it is still slightly chilly by the water. The waves were gently flushing ashore with calm sighs as they rhythmically reached the sandy beach. I decided to make the most of the day since the weather forecast promised rain this afternoon….

RELAXATION

Not from blogging but just from the world for a brief moment. As the spring weather has finally decided to shine upon us with warmth and sunny skies, it itches in my feet to get outside. Sadly, if I walk more than 5 km, I tend to get a backache due to my pregnancy. The…

FORAGE SEAWEED

I attended a workshop, where we got to harvest seaweed from one of the many beaches in Denmark. And it was just about time, because soon it will be too late – the water will be too warm. Spring, autumn and winter are the best seasons for harvest. We are so lucky in Denmark that…

FORAGING IN PARKS

You do not have to go to a forest to forage wild herbs. A public city park can be filled with edible plants as long as you make sure to check the pollution intensity in the area, the use of pesticides and of course always – ALWAYS – wash them before use. Yet, I heard…

WILD FOOD FESTIVAL

Last weekend we had a Wild Food Festival in my city, and it was quite the experience. I loved to see how popular it became, and it truly showed that the citizens were curious about foraging wild food and learn more about it. I have to admit that I have underestimated many city people. Just…

EARLY GARDEN WORK

Even though it is still slightly chilly outside and a bit too early for the huge sowing feast, there is still work to do in the garden. With your butt risen up to the sun, you can make lines with spinach, radishes and other early veggies that are more resistant to the cold than others….

COMMON RUSH

Juncus effusus or more commonly called, soft rush. Did you know that in old days, the insides of the plant was used as wicks? It is true, and quite possible. If you take its smooth cylinder stem and carefully peek off the green coat, you will be able to press out with your nail (that’s…

AN AFTERNOON WALK

The sun was so beautiful today. It was warm, yet the ground was still frozen, and it was like spring met winter on neutral ground. I went out for a walk after work, and it was absolutely fantastic to see how things are slowly, very slowly, coming to life despite the frosty weather. There was…

PREPARING AN OUTDOORS MENU

Yet again, I come home smelling of smoke. I have spent half a day at work preparing food over fire and testing how long the recipes need to cook, so that I can make a perfect plan for an upcoming event. We will have several business people coming for an extraordinary office party in the…

TEA ON THE HILL

New Year came filled with new energy. It was as if 2016 took away all the illness, headaches and constant chills. I woke up today ready to welcome the new year with open arms, expecting it to bring me wonderful new experiences, hard work and extreme life changes where in a half year my existence…

SEAWEED

I know it’s cold and the last thing you probably think about is to step out into the icy sea water and harvest some seaweed to cook over a campfire. But I tell you, it is a perfect time for it. Due to algae we usually say you should not harvest mussels in months that…