DEBATING ART AND NATURE

I have been wondering whether or not I should write about this, but the fact is, I actually really want your opinion on this topic. Last weekend we had an artist paint one of our parks to provoke a discussion about what humans do to nature. It was agreed upon doing so by the museum…

GHOST STORIES

I remember when my parents and I stayed at the caretaker’s house that belongs to the manor back when I was a kid. I was scared to death each night, because there are so many ghost stories surrounding this manor that I was sure they were real – each and every one of them. Ghost…

FERNS

There is something monstrous and mystical about the sprouts of ferns. Right before they open, they have this beautiful twirl from which they will unfold and spread out their leaves. They remind me of some dangerous flesh eating plants from a fantasy game. Don’t you think? Although ferns are quite harmless (unless they are invasive,…

FALLING IN LOVE

It is something suddenly clicked for me. As if I had met my soulmate – well, if I had not already – I suddenly got butterflies in my stomach and my heart stared racing faster. Although it was not real romantic feelings that popped up inside of me of this warm spring day. It was…

A JOYFUL SPRING FOREST

And as if the spring suddenly sneezed, everything suddenly became green. From one warm day to another. But it is typical for this time of year. There is a reason why the month of May is considered the most lush month of the season; it makes everything bloom, everything sprout and the smallest plant and…

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…

CATTLE ON WINGS

I heard a very interesting comment the other day that I want your opinion on. I was talking with a biologist about bees, and he said that honey bees are not more different than agriculture is to nature. They are like cattle compared to wild animals. We do not have any wild honey bees in…

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…

PERFECT RICE ROLLS

From the Wild Food Festival, I learned how to make the perfect rice rolls with wild herbs and seaweed. I know that it should not be rocket science, and it truly isn’t, but last time I made them, they became too large and too air-filled in between the raw veggies so that the ingredients fell…