Ljubljana and me

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Čemaž, the wild garlic or the bear’s garlic

Plant of the Week has been won by the young wild garlic!  P1090219 (2) 😉

Intensively picked this period all around Slovenia, can be found growing wild, at the edge of broadleaf forests, usually next or around a body of water. Might not be hard to pick but it can be easily mistaken with Lily of the Valley, which is highly poisonous.

The properties of the wild garlic, stimulates the glands , blood circulation , cleans the entire digestive system and airways , antiseptic and very good remedy against intestinal worms, are appreciated by Slovenians that use it either freshP1090231 (2) or preserve it for the entire year as pesto and use it for different spreads and salads.

My choice was scrambled eggs with fresh bear’s garlic and skuta- fresh cottage cheeseP1090237 (2) 😀


2 comments on “Čemaž, the wild garlic or the bear’s garlic

  1. Kitschyn
    May 10, 2014

    In England we call them “ransoms”. Delicious (and free!)


    • Mona Alexa
      May 10, 2014

      😀 Yes!delicious and free! Have you prepared any pesto out of it, to last you all year long?! xx


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