it has become quite cold here this week and i hardly manage to collect enough wild herbs. i bought chickweed and orach seeds, which both can germinate in spite of the low temperature, but it needs some days with 5° celcius or so to disseminate them ….

good luck, there are some other sources for greens … i buy crates of spinach and curly kale at the central market. and there is still something growing wild, waiting for us to harvest:

kelp, all fresh from the north sea

kelp, all fresh from the north sea

today we made a trip to the north sea, friedrichskoog, to collect kelp there. did i say it is cold here, in the city? well, i was at fault: at the coast it is even colder, icy, with an ice-cold wind blowing. the water is frozen and so is the seaweed. covered with snow and ice. but it is there, and it is really delicious!!! we spent there less than half an hour due to the chill, and our hands and feet were almost frozen thereafter, but it was worth it as you can see above. 🙂 i am sure we will come back there! thank you very much, brigitte, for this excursion!

another green staple in winter: blackberry leafs! this is what my son brought home today:

a bag full of blackberry leafs ...

a bag full of blackberry leafs ...

.. he even cut off the brown spots :)

.. he even cut off the brown spots ... thank you darling! 🙂

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  1. Ramona

    ah, daher kelp 🙂 ward ihr mit brigitte da? wow, das ist ja lieb von deinem sohn! ich brauch auch grün. hab noch nix qweiter gefunden (bzw nicht wirklich danach gesucht)

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