Good weather, enough time and my long-lasting wish for new perennials have lured to Primorska – the southwest region of Slovenia. Over the weekend I visited Golob-Klancic, the biggest perennial nursery in Slovenia. They are known for their wide variety of perennial flowers and edibles. For two years now I have been cultivating and perfecting my vision of gradually changing my garden to a farm-style garden.
It seems that this week will end as it began – in the name of homemade drinks. My last post of the week is dedicated to my newest invention – it’s dandelion iced tea. This likable combination is the result of my current obsession with the healing roots of wild plants. In the last week I foraged roots of dandelion, chicory and comfrey. I must admit that I have come across the healing properties of these plants just this past summer and ever since I have read about them I have patiently waited for the autumn as it’s the best time to harvest them. Because when the plants are preparing for wintering they’re storing the medicinal substances in the roots. The common saying goes that all the wild roots should be picked in months that have the letter “R” in their name. So SeptembeR couldn’t come fast enough this year.Continue Reading
Who doesn’t know almond milk? Popular milk alternative, which is very popular among vegans and all of us who would like to lead a healthier life by eat cleaner food. I’m making my own amlond milk (the same as coconut milk) from scratch at home. Then one evening when I was soaking my almonds in order to make a fresh batch of almond milk in the morning I asked myself why am I buying almonds when I have access to homegrown walnuts. You see I as mentioned before my parents own a small mountain farm that has quite a fey walnut trees and they bear walnuts anually so we have some in stock all year round. And not to mnetion that homegrown walnuts are completely free from pesticide and other chemicals and are as local as they can get! So I decided to give it a go and make walnut milk instead of almond milk.Continue Reading
I remember when I first discovered coconut water on the shelves of our supermarket. I loved its taste and low calorie value and it quickly became my favorite drink of that summer. Even when exploring its properties on the internet, all I could come accross were all these amazing health benefits that it had. And I drank it. Because it was delicious and refreshing. I knew that coconut water was not the most local, but these were were times when I was yet to be informed about the carbon footprint. About a year later I decided to change my way of life and devote less money to foods that are not basic. Together with my decision that I will enjoy more local and seasonal foods, coconut water did not make the list and was scratched off my menu. This (not particularly difficult) decision was also empowered by the fact that my love for coconut water costed me a couple of euros per week.Continue Reading