ALOHA all! Thanks to Leda Meredith for the introduction, we had a very enjoyable visit today from Sunny Savage, a foraging author from Hawaii. Sunny is author of Wild Food Plants of Hawaii and is doing great things encouraging and helping folks to eat invasive species and is working on an app to help people find 5 Hawaiian invasives! Great idea which could be adapted elsewhere!! We foraged my garden together and you can see here what we created
Thank you Marianne Leisner for inviting me to Gartneriet (literally, the plant nursery) to pick and tell about the ingredients in Bygdø Kongsgårds Mangfoldsalat (the Bygdøy Royal Diversity Salad)! Another lovely evening with lovely people grooving with veggies!
I was very impressed by your Allium tuberosum bed!!
…..and adding a few other things to the one species udo and American spikenard salads (Aralia cordata and Aralia racemosa) and this was the result, the summer’s first extreme salad, on the anniversary of the filming of the extreme salad youtube videos (“B” in the following link!) http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=16712
Last night, I tried American spikenard (American Udo) or Aralia racemosa for the first time! Although Aralia cordata (Japanese Udo) had a hint of bitterness after blanching, the spikenard was mild with no bitterness…a bit like cucumber was my guest’s comment
NB! The spikenard was more thoroughly blanched than the udo, so not a reliable comparison!
Peeled and sliced American spikenard shoots
As with yesterday’s udo salad, I simply added a dressing of roasted sesame oil, salt and pepper! Delicious!
American spikenard to the left and Japanese udo to the right!
The bucket of cordata let some light in at the top, so the shoots were greener than for A. racemosa
Last night’s dinner was a 100% wholegrain sourdough pizza with Hablitzia, four cheese and poppy seed topping…
The dough was made from a selection of whole grain organic flours including: coarse rye, emmer, barley, coarse spelt, svedjerug and a few barley and svedjerug grains added.
It was accompanied by a blanched salad – sea kale, dandelion “Vert de Montmagny Ameliore” and Allium tuberosum!
The Hablitzia once again impresses with its incredible productivity and early growth in one of the driest, shadiest places in the garden!
Merci beaucoup, Raphael Maier