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The leaves, flowers and fruit are edible as food for humans, and
are best when young. They have a mild flavour of both garlic and mustard,
and are used in salads and pesto.
It is also known as herb gerard, bishop's weed, goutweed, and
t is also called Common Plantain, particularly North America.
Another one of its common names was "Soldier's Herb" for
its use on the battlefield as a field dressing.
Elderberry flower was used in pancakes and to make a Elder flower
Syrup of 50 Elder flowers, 4 lemons, 2 kilo sugar, 4 spoonfull Citric
acid and 20 dl water. Collect the flowers, slice the lemons, add sugar
and citric acid and mix all with boiling water.(20 deci litr). Placed
in a cool place for 4 days then on bottles (rinsed with hot water.)
For the soup we used: Stinging nettles, Garlic mustard, Wild parsnik,
Wild carrots and potatoes.(bought)
A stew was made of Common chick weed, cut very fine with Garlic mustard
plants, salt+ pepper. Stewed with butter 10 min. Add lemon juice before
The "Meat balls" was made by: A lot of Ground-elder lightly
stewed with Garlic mustard plants. When cooled add eggs and salt,
pepper and spelt flour and formed into balls and fried in a pan.