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…

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…

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

I am back, you guys. With an aching back and several projects to do during my maternity leave, because I suddenly have a lot of spare time on my hands, I also find time to get enchanted by another book about nature. This time it is “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. The…

A BUTTERFLY CHARM

When we talk about butterflies, we rarely include those that are active at night, however the whole butterfly category also embraces moths. We automatically think about the beautiful colourful winged insects we meet in spring and summer that flutter around sweet flowery meadows. However, most of the butterflies in the world are in fact active…

RHUBARBS

And here I sat and wrote about how I was going to talk about rhubarbs and instead got completely swallowed by my life away from the screen. I am sorry, you guys! However, I am back, and I am ready to write as promised. About these sweet and sour wonderful leaves that grow so beautifully…

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….

SPROUTING MUNG BEANS

Mung beans (Vigna radiata) are extremely easy to sprout, if you make sure to keep them moist, hygienic and dark. The bean sprouts can be used for anything as long as they are fresh. Although beware that they have to be used quickly, and you should always rinse them before use, because bacteria can otherwise…

LAST DAY AT WORK

The beautiful morning fog was spreading across the fields where the sheep were grazing, two of them were slightly rounder than their sisters – they were with lamb and would soon reach their due date. The willows were blooming, the rooks were building nests in the crowns of the oaks behind the buildings, and the…