SUMMER-AUTUMN 2016

“EVERYTHING BECOMES SIMPLE WHEN YOU IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE. LIFE’S COMPLICATIONS MELT AWAY, LEAVING ONLY THE TRUTH OF THE PRESENT MOMENT AND THE PRESENSE OF WHAT I CALL GOD. IN THIS PLACE WE CAN SEE OURSELVES REFLECTED IN EVERY LIVING THING, EVERY GUST OF WIND, EVERY SPLASH OF RAIN, AND HERE WE CAN FIND PEACE. THIS IS OUR TRUE HOME”

Mary Reynolds, “The garden awakening”

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Polish-English-German dictionary of plants in our garden

Polsko-angielsko-niemiecki słowniczek roślin
w ogrodzie Under the Linden Tree 2016

Warzywa

brukiew

swede

Bodenkohlrabi /CH/

Steckrübe

burak liściowy

swiss chard

Mangold /Krautstiel/

cebula

onion

Zwiebel

chrzan

horseradish

Meerrettich

dynia

pumpkin

Kürbis

fasola

beans

Bohne

jarmuż

kale

Federkohl /CH/

Grünkohl

kalarepa

kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

kapusta

cabbage

Kohl

marchew

carrot

Karotte

ogórek

cucumber

Gurke

pak choi

pak choi

Pak Choi /chinesischer Senfkohl/

pasternak

parsnip

Pastinake

pietruszka

parsley

Petersilie

pomidor

tomatoe

Tomate

por

leek

Lauch

rabarbar

rhubard

Rhabarber

roszponka

corn salad / lamb’s lettuce

Nüsslisalat /CH/

Feldsalat

rukola

rocket

Rukola

rzodkiew

radish

Rettich

sałata

lettuce

Salat

salsefia

salsify /Jerusalem Star/

Haferwurzel

skorzonera

black salsify /Spanish salsify/

Schwarzwurzel

szczaw

dock

Ampfer

szczypiorek

chives

Schnittlauch

szpinak drzewiasty /komosa olbrzymia/

tree spinach /magenta spreen/

Baumspinat /Riesengänsefuß/

ziemniak / kartofel

potatoe

Kartoffel

Zioła i rośliny lecznicze, kwiaty

aksamitka

marigold

Tagetes /Studentenblume/

aster

aster

Aster

arcydzięgiel

Garden angelica

Engelwurz

babka lancetowata

ribwort plantain

Spitzwegerich

babka zwyczajna

white man’s footprints

Breitwegerich

bazylia

basil

Basilikum

budleja Dawida

butterfly bush

Schemetterlingsflieder

bylica

mugwort

Beifuss

cynia

zinnia

Zinnien

czarnuszka

black cumin /black caraway/

Echter Schwarzkümmel

cząber

summer savory

Bohnenkraut

dziurawiec

St. John’s wort

Johanniskraut

dziewanna

great mullein

Königskerze

estragon

tarragon

Estragon

hyzop

hyssop

Ysop /Bienenkraut/

jasnota

lamium

Taubnessel

jeżówka

coneflower

Echinacea /Sonnenhüte/

komosa strzałkowata

Good King Henry

Guter Heinrich /Wilder Spinat/

koniczyna

red clover

Klee

koper

dill

Dill

kosmos /Warszawianka/

cosmos

Kosmee

kozłek lekarski

common valerian

Echter Bladrian

krwawnik

yarrow

Schafgarbe

len

flax

Leinen

lilia tygrysia

tiger lily

Tiger-Lilie

lubczyk

lovage

Liebstock

łubin

lupin

Lupine

maciejka

night-scented stock

Levkojen

malwa

hollyhock

Malve

majeranek

marjoran

Majoran

melisa

lemon balm

Melisse

mięta

peppermint

Minze

mniszek lekarski

dandelion

Löwenzahn

nagietek

calendula

Ringelblume

nasturcja

nasturtium

Kapuzinerkresse

ogórecznik

borage

Borretsch

oregano

oregano

Oregano

ostropest plamisty

milk thistle

Mariendistel

piołun

wormwood

Wermutkraut

pokrzywa

nettle

Brennessel

przytulia

lady’s bedstraw

Echtes Labkraut

rozmaryn

rosmarin

Rosmarin

róża

rose

Rose

ruta

rue

Rute

serdecznik

motherwort / lion’s tail

Echtes Herzgespann
/Löwenschwanz/

skrzyp

horsetail

Acker-Schachtelhalm

słonecznik

sunflower

Sonnenblume

szałwia

sage

Salbei

wrotycz

tansy

Rainfarn

Owoce

agrest

gooseberry

Stachelbeere

aronia

aronia

Apfelbeere

czereśnia

sweet cherry

Süsskirche

gruszka

pear

Birne

jabłko

apple

Apfel

jeżyna

blackberry

Brombeere

malina

raspberry

Himbeere

mirabelka

mirabelle plum

Mirabelle

porzeczka

currant

Johannisbeere

poziomka

wild strawberry

Walderdbeere

śliwka

plum

Pflaume

truskawka

strawberry

Erdbeere

Drzewa i krzewy

bez /lilak pospolity/

common lilac

Flieder

brzoza

birch

Birke

czarny bez

elder tree

Holunder

forsycja

forsythia

Forsythien

głóg

hawthorn

Weissdorn

jaśmin

jasmine

Jasmin

kalina

viburnum

Schneeball

leszczyna

common hazel

Haselnussstrauch

lipa

Linden Tree /lime tree/

Linde

piwonia

peony

Pfingstrose

rokitnik

common sea buckthorn

Sanddorn

WORKAWAY COOK BOOK part II

As I wrote in a previous post “To us, one of the most important aspects of being Workaway hosts is to keep our Volunteers HAPPY and FULL. The kitchen is the heart of our house and becomes a place where  we not only prepare meals /as a part of Workaway deal – food and accomodation for your help/ but it is a place for mixing, blending, frying many international languages, traditions, and cultures. A place for hot discussions, laughter and creativity. Here people share their stories, family recipies, learn to cook and surprise you with amazing dishes from their countries.… ” Today I share with you four easy recipes for vegetarians, vegans, lactose free, gluten free, raw food diet…. For breakfast and lunch…Kids love it!

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The first recipe is from the Polish culinary books for vegans – “Jadlonomia” Marta Dymek. It’s “grated coconut and cashew milk”, which you can use not only for breakfast, but also to prepare desserts – sometimes you should spoil beloved Workawayers with something sweet… To make cashew-coconut milk you have to soak for the night half a cup of cashew nuts and a half cup of grated coconut. In the morning you have to strain it, add a pinch of salt and 3 cups of water, blend at highest speed, strain through cheesecloth and pour into a bottle.

The second recipe is for cheese a la Panir. It is suitable for sandwiches or for preparing Indian food / recipe from the book “The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking” /. After good breakfast, ask a volunteer to take a bike and go to the neighbours farm for  fresh milk.

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Boil milk, as soon as it begins to raise, lower the gas and add the lemon juice, which should solidify the milk. At this point, you can also add salt and herbs. Juice of half a lemon should solidify one litre of milk, if whey is not transparent, it means that you need to add more lemon juice.  The solid part /curds/ you have to strain through cheesecloth and squeeze as hard as hard cheese you want to have.

This is a cheese which Tom and Ollie from UK made:

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For lunch, on hot days, I recommend Gazpacho. Quick, healthy and very tasty! This recipe is from our volunteers from Spain. Just blend together 1 kg of tomatoes, 1 red pepper, 1 cucumber, 1 onion, clove of garlic, 3 tablespoons olives, salt, juice of half a lemon and 3 tablespoons vinegar. Revelation!

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You know it well – a craving for something sweet…. My  solution is a pudding from millet! Quickly and as sweet as you like! For two people you need to cook 1/3 cup of millet in 2 cups of milk /you can use vegetable milk, if any left after breakfast/, add cocoa powder or chocolate, if you like more sugar or dry fruits. When millet is soft / after about 15 – 20 min / blend it. Pudding is ready to serve, for example with the addition of fresh fruits or nuts,.

Bon Appetit!

“PERFECT HOUSEWIFE”

A strong wind of catastrophe blew through our kitchen last night when I decided to be “a perfect housewife” and make my own washing up liquid. I checked my cupboards – its ok, I have got everything that I need for cleaning: bicarb, vinegar, citric acid, fresh lemon, natural soap…
Next step – checking what dear internet has to say about eco, DIY washing-up liquids. And it was the main reason of my catastrophe…
It looks that some people on their websites or blogs only “copy” and “paste” DIY ideas without checking them. I decided to follow the recipe which appears on about 10 sites. Main ingredients – water, salt, lemon juice, vinegar. After 10 min. cooking I should get thick (?) liquid ready for cleaning my dishes. Of course it did not work! After 1 hour I was nearly to colapse, I was swearing and sweating, checking again on-line recipe..
To help myself I took a short break and made very easy DIY deodorant /bicarb and coconut oil/.
I was ready to come back to my “washing-up liquid” project. But this time I decided to trust more my intuition, not to be such a perfect housewife and not to believe to the end next on-line recipe. I mixed: hot water /less than 1 l. more than 0,5l./, grated natural soap /half of handful/, 2 spoons of vinegar, 1 spoon of bicarb and lemon juice. And it worked!!!
All our dishes are clean today and deodorant with extra verbena essential oil works very well all day!

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