Summer has finally arrived full on here in Northern Finland and the time of foraging has begun! This time in Nordic Foraging we talk about Spruce Tips and all their traditional uses. Also we share a recipe for a cake that tastes like a Nordic forest in springtime, with spruce syrup to moisten the mint sponge cakes, topped with spruce tip sugar and a lemon zest frosting. Mouthwatering, huh? Grab the recipe in this article!
Chamaenerion angustifolium Known as fireweed, great willowherb or rosebay willowherb.
Species: C. angustifolium.
When and how to forage
Fireweed is a common sight in Nordic summer fields. This weed is a true colonizer and rapidly spread leaving no or little space to other…
This is an introduction to section of The Adagio Blog called “Nordic Foraging”, where you will find all the knowledge I have acquired in this years concerning Nordic foraging. Nordic foraging aims to be a guide to the wild, to discover how we can benefit from nature to live more sustainably.
Updated on April 27th, 2019.
Birch is the Finnish national tree, because of many reasons. For instance, there are a lot of them. Also, in the traditional Finnish sauna you would use birch branches in order to flavor the room. In the past, birch bark was used in order to…