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Donnerstag, 2. August 2012

NOMMM? - OMNOMNOMMNOMM!!!! - my apothecary and treasure vault

 Foraged for boletus and mugwort, and lesser plantain,and sage, lavender, marjoram, willow-herb and the like. The ´shrooms were eaten and dried (no secrets), and from the lesser plantain (plantago lanceolata, in German: Spitzwegerich) I made some syrup concoction.
First I chopped the leaves and blossoms coarsely. I added as much honey as was needed to completely cover the leaves entirely, one shot of citric acid and 2 cl of a special liqueur (mainly consisting of spruce hips, honey, lemon juice, sage, thyme, and brandy.
Now I will leave it to rest for some three days in the sun, then six weeks in the dark.
Left to right: Lavender, sage, and marjoram stored to dry.
Left to right: St. John´s wort, common yarrow, willow - herb to dry, willow herb in a cotton bag to ferment, tussilago farfara (coughwort), chamomile,
....lady´s mantle, sage, common yarrow. In the jar there´s wild garlic oil. The herbs are, for the most part, already dried, and await to be put away in tins and boxes.


  1. Looks good!
    So does the knife and the decorations on the handle.

    I need to get me some books and knowledge about local flora, too. But the first steps have been made in that directions; mushrooms!

  2. It´s funny-the more you know about plants, the more you know how little you know. I always stick to plants I am not in the least doubtful of, and discuss with others to learn as much as I can.

    Oh, and I´ll have a look;-)!


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