Fortunately I am feeling a bit healthier now and I can even say the pain is nearly gone. The weather conditions were simply too much freezing and I caught a irritating kidney infection. Thanks to my Detox herbal tea I got it all cleared and I am already feeling much better!
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Two weeks ago we had wonderful warm sunshine smiling at us and back then I had taken the chance to prepare a wild flower salad. The recipe was inspired and adapted from the book “Encyclopedia of wild plants” by Margot Fischer. This magnificent useful book explains common wild plants to the detail included with little historical facts and even practical culinary ideas. My mum had come across it some years back and since I have discovered it, I have been looking through wondering about the new insides of different plants.
For this yummy Salad I have included the previously mentioned Dandelions. Some time back I had introduced you to a Dandelion flower jelly and of course the Detox tea, where I used the plant in my recipes. Plus, we have two more common flowers which can be used in a sexy way to tingle your taste buds.
One is the lawn Daisy (Bellis perennis), also known in English as common Daisy, English Daisy, Bruisewort and in German as Gänseblümchen, Maßliebchen, Tausendschön and in French as Pâquerette. This little adorable white yellow flower grows pretty much everywhere in Europe. It is known that the flower is an excellent blood purifier and it has diuretic properties, so it comes handy as spring cure or as antirheumatic organic medicine. In the culinary world the lawn daisy is added to salads or sometimes the flower buds are used too as substitute for capers.
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The other precious and delicious flower is the red Clover (Trifolium pratense) also known in German as Rot Klee or Wiesen klee and in French as Trèfle des prés. There are several common wild types of Clovers growing all over the world wild in fields, forests and next to rivers. The red clover is a type of legume and like all legumes it contains a good amount of organic Proteins. As kids we used to pick out the blossoms and suck out the sweet honey-like flavors.
Those plants grow all wild in the northern Hemisphere of the globe. Right now they are in season, so you can collect them yourself in your neighborhood. Unfortunately you won’t be able to buy Dandelion, lawn daisy and red clover in any Grocery shops so the only option is to get out of the house and discover your environment!
- 20 small fresh Dandelion Leaves
- couple of small lawn Daisies
- 2 small Potatoes
- 2 Eggs
- 1 small Onion
- 2 Tbs Pumpkin seed oil
- 1 Tbs white Organic Vinegar or any other white Vinegar
- 2 Tsp Horseradish Mustard or Dijon Mustard
- 1 Tbs Brown Sugar
- pinch Salt
- pinch Pepper
- red clover flower blossom
- Start by boiling the Potatoes and then the Eggs. Peel, quarter and keep aside.
- Rinse the Dandelion leaves, the lawn Daisies and red clover well
- Remove the stems from the Daisies and slice the Onion fine. Now arrange first the Dandelion leaves into small serving dishes, then the Potato and Egg quarters, Onion slices and sprinkle the flowers on top.
- Prepare the dressing by mixing all the above mentioned ingredients for it together and sprinkle it all over the salad.
- Pick out the red clover blossoms. They should come out easily!
- Top the salad with the cumin seeds and red clover blossoms before serving.
My sister has a horse and I had gone to help her one fine afternoon. Of course I brought my cam with me, so I was able to click some snaps here and there…
…and to my sister’s friend’s horse, Jackie…
…and that’s Kot the dog, posing for the world. I love his smile!
That’s what traditional farm houses look like here around.
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