Friday, May 30, 2014

Wild herb tarte, mud and a really creative moth

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Look, this is our dinner tonight :)

I went out with my kids today, and while they were playing in the mud...
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...and trying to wash their feet...
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...I picked some wild herbs which I know are edible...
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(in fact, I picked a bunch more... but I had fun washing them and laying them out - they looked so pretty!),

and then I mixed them with creme fraiche, some cheese, some onions from our garden and spread them on dough.
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And after 20 minutes, we had a really nice wild herb tarte, which we just devoured for dinner, along with some fresh strawberries.

As to the creative moth...
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...this gorgeous piece of art was done by a spinster moth, and what is even more impressive:
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It wraps whole trees, completely. We were lucky enough to meet a guy in the park who explained tht the whole precess only takes a couple of days, and it does only mild damage to the tree - it looses a couple of leaves, but they all regrow quite fast. The larves hide under the really dense, almost plastic-like fabric:
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That way, the birds can´t eat them. Super clever. Now Ronnie wants some spinster moths, to create her own sustainable plastic bags... I´m not convinced that would work, though. I bet they´d also make super awesome halloween costumes ;)


It´s been a while.  Still gives me shivers.

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