Wild herbs, mushrooms and berries!
My hobbies are around nature. Finns relation to nature is functional and it fits to me, too. My hobby in nature can be dialed with three parts. First part of it is utilization. How nature can be useful for me? That part consists mainly to summer and autumn. The waking summer rises up a lot of different kind of herbs which can be used a part of food or just for refreshment. During the summer forests and wet lands give pure and full of vitamin berries. Mushrooms can be picked up mainly on autumn. I will tell you about this part on this time. Things can be done now at the beginning of the summer. The other parts are activities in nature and photographing in nature. I think I will present some works later about my favorite photos and processing them.
Wild herbs are very close to my heart. I think it was 1988 when I was involved with herbs and especially with wild herbs. Using mushrooms as a food has come to me by mother’s milk. In Northern Carelia, where I have born, it is very normal to use mushrooms as a part of every day’s food. So for a long time I have been interested in herbs and mushrooms. I have to just go out from house and look around what I could pick up and cook for something.
On this spring I found some brain mushrooms and cooked from them very delicious souse. The brain mushroom is a different kind of mushroom. It rises up only on spring. If you think to have similar mushrooms on autumn you have to leave them alone. They are definitely mortally poisoned. The brain mushroom is also poisoned, but it can be cooked three times five minutes at least and change the water for every cooking. But one thing you can be sure, taste is gorgeous. I will link a web page which tells more about brain mushrooms.
There are a lot of wild herbs which are possible to use now but I will show you what to do with black currant’s leaves. Herbs have a lot of good influences to human being. It is said that black currant promotes food digestion, prohibits flue and is good for piles. If you are going to use black currant’s leaves for health reasons you have to check all details somewhere. Information of herbs, berries and mushrooms you can find here .
So you have to know what you are picking up. Pick up only fresh and young leaves. Don’t pick them up just beside of the road, nearby towns and subareas or factories. This is black currant.
Pick the leaves airy, open cup. The weather should be sunny and the time of the day should be early on the morning. The leaves form sugar inside of cells. They taste better.
Put the leaves to a tee pan and cook the water and turn it over the leaves.
Let it stay for a 15 minutes.
And enjoy delicious taste.
One thing you have to remember. If you think to go out now and pick up wild herbs, you have to be sure which of them are suitable to use for food. Don’t pick up poisoned herbs, berries and mushrooms!
Next time we will be on a river and on a boat, I think.
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