1 litre dilute ground elder leaves
0.5 dl peeled and roasted sunflower seeds
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese alt any cheese you want
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cloves garlic
Rinse and clear the ground elder and put it in a colander so it can drain. Allow to cool.
Then place the leaves, garlic and sunflower seeds in a high mixing bowl (preferably a liter measure). Mix with a hand blender, it feels sluggishly pour on a little oil. Then mix interspersed oil and cheese to the desired consistency. The mess should be smooth when it is ready. Season with salt and pepper.
This pesto is both cheap and very good. Excellent to serve for both fish, vegetables and meat.
A favorite I have is to serve it to freshly cooked asparagus.
Tasty stove /Åsa
A big favorite for me is Blueberry, which are beautiful, tasty and super healthy berries!
The blueberries thrive best in spruce forest and are a typical shadow plant, 17% of Sweden's surface is covered by blueberry rice.
Blueberry rice blooms in early summer in May - June in south of Sweden and in the north in August. Then it is perfect to pick the leaves and dry just like you do with the blueberries.
The blueberry has a thin wax film that protects the berries from moisture and dehydration!
Blueberries have a major impact on the biodiversity of forests and
are an important help for the survival of many species.
You will not find the berries at the top in the forrest, but in the perfect position down on the ground where it can be reached by all kinds of animals. The rice is grazed by deer, elk, bumblebees and butterflies drink nectar from the flowers and capercaillie find caterpillars on the branches of the rice which is a nutritious food for them.
* Magnesium, potassium, substances that are important for a healthy heart but also for the nervous system.
* Full of antioxidants, manganese, calcium, iron, B - vitamin, vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
* ANTOCYANIN - a powerful antioxidant that gives plants a strong red, blue or violet color. Does inflammation inhibitory, cholesterol lowering and vascular dilation. Protects against cardiovascular diseases, as they prevent fats from oxidizing in the blood.
Because blueberries contain fiber, it keeps blood sugar at an even level.
This in turn can prevent both diabetes, weight gain and relieves the sweet craving. The pectins in blueberries form a gele-like consistency in the intestine, it affects the rate at which nutrients are absorbed into the intestine.
Blueberries are the most effective probiotics imaginable that nourish benign bacteria and other microorganisms in the gut.
For example at a bowl of berries and raw honey...
There are plenty of flavonoids in the berries, a substance that can reduce the risk of various diseases. Like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc.
Blueberries are good for your eyesight, protecting your eyes against aging processes by strengthening blood vessels. Strengthens the eye tissue, increases blood circulation, prevents eye cataracs. Stabilizes the levels of collagen, facilitates the production of pigments and therefore good against cataracts.
* Blueberries are anti-inflammatory, blood cleansing, improves healing and good to prevent varicose veins.
* Good for neurons both in the brain and in the eye.
powerful antioxidants that act as protective substances for our cells. It is the intense blue dye in the blueberry that is most active.
ANTOSYANIN - FLAVONOIDS counteract high blood pressure. Beneficial phenolic compounds have a strong antioxidant effect and counteract cardiovascular diseases.
Also counteracts memory loss, promotes the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other.
Picking and eating berries on a sunny day, it gives power to the adrenal glands and helps balance your blood sugar.
However, if you eat the berries on a cloudy day, you will stimulate the cleansing of the liver.
Want to get extra energy and energy for the rest of your day eat a handful of berries between your meals!
Blueberries are effective natural remedy against digestive disorders and diares;
Fresh blueberries good if you got constipation or hard stomach, usually get the stomach going. But if you want to prevent a loose stomach, you should eat dried blueberries.
In case of digestive problems, I find that the easiest way is to chew on dried blueberries or make a light stilling tea'.... Pour a cup of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of blueberry leaves, strain and drink warm 1-2 times / day.
* If you eat just over 1 cup blueberry / day it is said that you get better coordination and balance!
Wild blueberry trump is Antocyan compounds, giving the blueberries their blue color.
Contains plenty of vitamins and minerals. There is a quadruple amount of anthocyane unlike the cultivated American blueberries.
"Dry the blueberries in the oven for 50 degrees about 12 hours on a baking sheet!"
In food, the taste of blueberries is processed...
A combination of artificial taste and dyes, sugar, starch, corn syrup, oil.
The real thing blueberry always tastes best, I think ...
** It's not just in the food that blueberries are useful but... The blueberries are used to dye texstilier, wool and veneer.
**In pharmacies, dried blueberries were sold as a remedy for fever.
** Blueberry rice can be used as a tanning agent in leather preparation.
** For a long time back, blueberries were also used as preservatives
when you dried meat.
It is possible to make a lot of scrums of blueberries... Pies, muffins, smoothies, blueberry blueberry cream, jam, etc.
If you do not have a garden, it is so good to grow on the balcony!
The blueberries have a shallow root system, it allows you to grow them in a
Blueberries cross-pollinate which means they want other blueberry plants around them. There are different blueberry varieties eg. there is "Barklie", "Emil", "Putte", or "Northblue" ... just to choose!
Good and important that you rinse your blueberries before eating them !! If you rinse the blueberries too soon before using them, the water causes the berries to soften and destroy.
Good to know...
The blueberries can be mistaken for a berry called ODON, but it's easy to see the difference. ODON has blunt leaves, blue dewy on the underside and the juice of the tasteless berries is colorless.
The blueberries have pointed leaves and are green underneath, the juices from the berries are violet. You can also see the branches on which the berries grow ... ODON has thin gray-brown branches, more tall than those of blueberries, and it grows unlike blueberries on moist soil. The blueberries have green and angular branches. ODON is considered more of an emergency food!
Blueberries have also been referred to as SKRALLEBERRIES - You can't deny if you have eaten blueberries, your lips revealed you!
Spring is here, which is not least noticeable on everything that begins to sprout.
One of the many favorites among the things most people call weeds is Ground elder. The Ground elder is a medicinal plant and is said to help against gout. It holds a lot of nutrition and is now also sold in some stores which is fun. Ground elder can be used for a lot. You can use it both fresh, frozen and dried. Frozen and dried, it is best served in bread or wok. Fresh there are a lots of recipes to use this rather insignificant plant to. I myself bake, eat in salad, like spinach (stewed), in soup, pesto and much more. Recipes for pesto and much more can be found under recipes. /Good luck with the forest pantry
A bit of a favorite in the spring is spruce shoots.
It is not only good but contains a lot of vitamin C, which is nice after a long and cold winter. Some also say that spruce shoots can counteract pollen allergy or at least hold back some of the worst. I have never seen any scientific evidence of this, but I am sure it can work. I myself am allergic to pollen so will test this year if it gives any effect.
To see if they give effect, I want to exclude the very medications I otherwise get for runny nose and itching in the eyes.
When picking spruce shoots, you also have to be aware that these are not part of the right of public access, you have to ask the landowner for permission. I also usually never pick at the top of spruces but down the trunk. And dont take all on the tree because it need it to grow.
There are more good things you can use the tender shoots for. Another favorite is to have them finely chopped in what I call medieval salad. Usually also a popular feature to offer to a barbecue. To the extent that I get to pick, I usually save spruce shoots in the freezer. The food is excellent. If you freeze them immediately after picking/ cleaning, they also retain their high content of vitamin C. Below the recipe page there are recipes for spruce shoots and medieval salad.
Try, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
When I was little, my mother made this drink, she even fried spruce shoots that she caramelized easily. My mother served this to roast chicken as a snack, actually really tasty.
This recipe is also available under the recipe folder. Keep in mind that now during the end of March and during April, a lot of goodies are starting to sprout in our nature. Most of what comes is not only delicious but contains lots of good vitamins.
Most of them can also be frozen.
More on this will come in April-May.
Right now there is a fairly large variety of different kinds of pears with varied taste. Something that is forgotten but oh so good is pear marmalade. I usually make a marmalade that has some ginger in it.
4 large pears (scaled & cored)
Cut into cm thick slices
Grate 2 tablespoons fresh ginger
Finely chop 2 tbsp ginger
2 cinnamon sticks
1 squeezed lemon (also finely grate lemon sest and mix it down)
2 cups sugar alt 3 tablespoons Canderel sweetener
Pour everything into a saucepan and pour in about 1 cup of water
Bring to the boil and then pull down so that everything simmers slowly for about 30 min. Stir occasionally. Stir in the sugar and let the sugar melt, making sure it is well dissolved. Pour in 1 teaspoon of citric acid and stir. Pour hot on jars and close the lid.
If you use Canderel, you instead move until the sugar is dissolved. Add 1.5 teaspoons of citric acid. Then pack in the same way.
I usually store in the fridge. The marmalade lasts at least 6 months.
Fantastic to have on toast, cheese crackers and not least on the cheese tray.
Cold Beetroot soup!
Summers good vegetables!
Capers from the garden!
Stinging nettle soup!
Pesto on groundelder!
Pear & ginger marmalade!
God against cold!
What is phytonutrients?
Tomatosoup & Bread!