I´m a hoarder and I´m hoarding green.
Someone once said “It´s funny with you guys. In the winter time you think so much of summer, all of your projects and plans- but in the summertime you prepare so much for winter, you´ve turned the seasons upside down”
Only that we didn´t turn the seasons upside down… the seasons are layered into each other and not really separate in time so now I´m hoarding green for the white like a squirrel and it´s good.
(She´s the queen. Everybody knows her name) (she grows in such abundance)
As the raven communicate something (whatever) to me, as the rain falls on my forehead (the AIR is so loaded right now, so deep), as the kid constantly babble (superheroes I think) as I walk around in the wild gathering green (raspberry leafs, nettle, sorrel) it occurs to me that as harvest has begun for the foragers- the planting has begun for the farmers.
Thank god we have the best of both worlds (spinach, peas and onions are doing fine) (I´m making pesto, crackers, teas, drying, fermenting)
I really recommend this article (it speaks of farming and foraging, power, feminism, rewilding and magic – I´m moving in that direction)
Now he´s talking to that tree, a conversation about snakes.
I´ll make him a Hulk Pie.
(the construction site in the background is our new underground greenhouse coming along)
Wild edibles and weed are deep miners, they contain so many vitamins and essential minerals, they´re superfood. They really are.
They make you strong. They really, really, really, really, really, really do.
Eat them whenever you can. Plus all of the psychological stuff, energy and essence, EAT it!
First you need to dip the nettles in boiling water for a minute.
Because of these, the stingers. I´m so fascinated by them, as if the nettle is a queen perfectly capable of defending herself.
– but also to reduce the water content in the leafs a bit. Now squeeze them.
It is FORBIDDEN to throw out the water. Water your seedlings with it, drink it, it´s so good for you (my friend wrote about her experiences with nettles here (in danish))
See? A clear green tea. This tastes exactly like spring to me. The EXACT taste of spring.
Now chop the nettles
Leave them to water off a little while rolling out the pie dough (flour, pieces of cold butter, salt, sugar, vinegar, one egg, cold water, quickly mixed together).
Bake it a bit in the oven to harden the crust
Then mix the chopped nettles with feta cheese, add some dried mushrooms for depth in the taste
Plus a handful of (chopped) sorrel
Then (in another bowl) whisk 8-10 eggs together with
(go easy on the salt since nettles can have a ocean-ish taste) (don´t go easy on the nutmeg)
Maybe you want to add some extra lemon to compliment the sorrel (if I weren´t so lazy I would have gone outside to pick some handfuls of chives too)
Take the pie out of the oven, place the nettle-cheese- mushroom mix in the bottom
Pour the eggs over the mix.
He likes almonds. I think it´s nice with some nutty´ness in the pie (in fact it´s real nice to add a bunch of crushed walnuts to the pie but he dosn´t like walnuts)
Bake until golden
I don´t mind this at all.
As a matter of fact these kinds of things makes me happy.