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Ground Elder Recipe
Mon 23-May-11
4:54 pm
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Toffeeapple
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I know Joanna has a lot of this so here is a recipe.

I'll try that again!

Mon 23-May-11
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Oh bless you TA, that's tomorrow night's tea sorted. We have tonnes of the stuff growing again this year but we have found one method of keeping the blighter down - plough it, a bit drastic but better than nothing. We are also trialling keeping it mowed to see how that works but in the meantime I will enjoy the first greenery out in pasta dishes and the like. It does taste nice this time of the year but an absolute nightmare later on.cheers

Tue 24-May-11
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Just been thinking about the recipe and it states cottage cheese. Here in Latvia they have something called biezpiena which is often translated as cottage cheese but is really more like a cross between the mildness of cottage cheese or curd cheese and the crumbliness of a fine-grained Lancashire cheese. cheers

Tue 24-May-11
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That sounds interesting - although I haven't actually got any ground elder (shhh!!) but my Ma has plenty - I'll nab some next time I'm down her way. chef

Tue 24-May-11
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Joanna, Pillé is from and lives in Estonia, in case that might give you a clue about the cheese.

I'll try that again!

Wed 25-May-11
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I noticed Pille was from Estonia and I commented on her blog. It sounds like they do indeed have something more akin to cottage cheese in Estonia. We occasionally get cottage cheese which they translate as maja siers or house cheese but it is not a traditional cheese. cheers

Mon 5-Sep-11
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Ground Elder if eaten after it has flowered (May-June) can have laxitive effects

But there is a similar plant called Meadowsweet that can cure diarrhoea and a 1" section of the root peeled can be chewed to cure headaches (but it smells like germolineflaming_nora)

Jus a useless bit of info for you, sorry i'm full of themsmile

Mon 5-Sep-11
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That's the kind of thing we like to know, thanks Jono.

I'll try that again!

Tue 6-Sep-11
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Yes ground elder is definitely no good later on, unless it is kept cut back as we try to do. It is definitely taking a hit now, the grass is fighting back thank goodness.

Didn't know about the meadowsweet cure for headaches, pity about the smell as the flowers are not that bad.

Wed 12-Oct-11
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Meadowsweet is a source of Aspirin from the salicylic acid component which when acetylised makes acetylsalicylic acid or Aspirin.laugh

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