WILD GARLIC PESTO
In biodynamics, it is said that the cosmic forces of the planets Moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and, Saturn influence life on earth like the sun does.
The Moon, Mercury and, Venus, being the planets within the radius of the sun, influence with the sun together plant growth and life above the earth.
The so-called far distant planets Mars, Jupiter and, Saturn influence life within the earth. The roots of the plants and certain minerals then lead the forces up to the plants and all life above the earth.
In these first few weeks, I noticed how humans as well are influenced by the forces and energies reaching them from above. But also how we are nourished and as well enlightened within by our roots and by what connects us to this world and ourselves.
With these two important energies that I felt, the one that makes me connect to space above me and with the one that wants me to grow deeper roots, I started a journey in many ways here in Slovenia. A journey that will hopefully make me grow and evolve in many directions.
Referring back to biodynamics: It is said that seeds, to germinate need to reach the highest stage of complexity in their physical structure. After this stage is reached it will fall apart to a little chaos or the dust of the world. Only in this form, it is susceptible to the cosmic forces and the universe. This process is called the terrestrial organizational process and it exposes the seed to the constellation forces that will let it develop into what it is meant to be. Like that in each seed, there is imprinted the reflection of a certain cosmic constellation and so it is in the plant that will grow from this seed.
With this in my mind, I'm looking forward to learning and evolving to higher stages of understanding and complexity, since this might be needed to be influenced and affected by the forces of the cosmos. I accept the chaos that might follow if that will make me grow towards what I'm meant to be.
This is the time of the year when many seeds are sown and many plants are planted. The imprint of the universe in every plant and the enormous effect that the sun and light all the cosmic forces out there have on life is visible for the ones open and understanding towards them.
After winter and darkness, light and life are coming back into this world with every morning that the sun is rising a bit earlier and is warming every soul a bit stronger and longer.
The sun is rising. New life awakens in this world.
All the souls being touched by light are coming to life.
So are you.
You are human and alive.
Look up in the sky and remember the light inside you. Feel within and listen to your soul.
It says you could be light too.
It says, take the light in. Gather it. Strive towards it. Until you are light.
Now you can shine like the sun. You don‘t need the sun anymore.
Your soul is lit and it will shine forever. Even in the night. In darkness. Like the moon and the stars.
So all of this is kind of new to me. I have never been on an organic farm before, not even for a visit, and certainly not a biodynamic farm in Slovenia. Therefor it has been a lot to learn and a lot of new experiences this first month but I am still looking forward to all that is to come. The first impression I would say was just wow! To everything from the knowledge of agricultural to the verity of plants and crops. One of the things that I also got aware of was how limited my knowledge of different plants are. Therefor I want to share some of the beautiful salads I have never heard of before and find very tasty. I find it really cool how many different plants there actually are, I mean if you are used to live in a city and go shop in the nearest supermarket the supply are often limited to some iceberg lettuce and if you are lucky some seasonal modernity. So to get to the point of it here are some salads and their name.
Mustard Asian salad
Curly red Asian salad
Sometimes it is not easy to cook with regional and seasonal products. Since cooking and baking is a great passion of mine, I have considered publishing a monthly recipe as inspiration. I try to use as many products as possible that are grown or produced here on the farm.
The seasonal vegetables are either freshly harvested as local outdoor products, come from unheated greenhouses or have been stored over winter. There is also a large selection of dried or processed foods such as sweet corn, tomato passata, oil, vinegar, black beans and so on.
BLACK BEAN HUMMUS
All the veggetables you have on hand or like, I used:
Fill the pancakes with black bean hummus and roasted vegetables. Add some chopped kale, lettuce or fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro or basil.