Jul 26 2010

Some Plants

Published by at 5:28 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

When it comes to how things are going I’ll come with a status update as soon as I find the cable for my regular camera. But yeah, I’m in the city at the moment. From Friday on I hope it’ll be a long time until next time.

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) have edible flowers and leaves. At this time neither are very good, but young the whole plant is quite sweet. Beware though males, this plant contains an oestrogen component, so it might be unhealthy in excess.

Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea) is a common, fairly inconspicous weed on gravel roads. I like the flowers because of their distinct pineapple taste.

The Ox-Eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) is mainly pretty in wreaths. Like this one, which my oldest daughter and I made a while ago. The leaves are also marginably edible.

For those interested in learning how to read nature I have one less commonly known connection. The old people back home says that when the Red Currants (Ribes rubrum) in the valley are ripe, it is time to go picking Cloudberries (Rubus chamaemorus) in the mountains. Of the 30 or so different berries in the area, cloudberry is the most important one. It is highly packed with vitamin C and the only berry I have found that will give you a sense of fullness after eating some quantity.

Another point of interest for any locals is that hazel nuts appears be extremely abundant in Trondheim this year!


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  1. Marlén Renathe Jacobsenon 28 Jul 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Heia, håper alt står bra til med deg. Det begynner å bli ei stund siden vi møttes på toget, men endelig har jeg somlet meg til å ta kontakt. Synes du skriver mye interessant her, det er spennende å se hvordan du lever! Så at du er i Trondheim nå, hvor går ferden videre? 🙂

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