Apr 25 2010

Caraway Roots

Published by at 10:41 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

Last night I started working on a willow fish trap. It is now soaking again before the final touch.

Today I’ve been gathering the young roots and leaves of caraway (Carum carvi). In a soup they’re deliciously spicy in a mild way. For a digging stick I usually use a beaver stick, naturally pointed and available in abundance. To dig the roots I poke the digging stick into the soil right next to the plant and pry up towards the plant. Then it is easy to separate it from the soil. The roots are then washed before consumption.

The two birds in the picture are Canadian geese.

Regards
Torjus

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