I know Joanna has a lot of this so here is a recipe.
I'll try that again!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 germoline)
Jus a useless bit of info for you, sorry i'm full of them
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.
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