Eating Bärlauch for the first time
I proudly made my first Bärlauch (ramson) pesto today with almonds instead of pine nuts. It tasted very very green and bitingly garlicky. Next time I will actually cook it and have it as vegetable.
(I remembered the smell from childhood days though, when we used to venture to the other side of the woods passing the rail tracks and later a stream of not so clean “spring water”. We marched on forever or until the sun peeking through the trees had lost its willingness to burn our white arms and legs. We had wild raspberries on the way, we gathered long flexible branches to build “traps” that weren’t good for anything but giving anyone walking through them a brush over the knee. We were wizards, elves, witches, sages and knights with magical swords long before anyone of us had heard of a Lord of the rings. :-D)