Foraging with Amalie

Unbelievable.

Eyes as Big as Plates

Amalie, our guide Najâraq’s dynamo of a mother, took us out to her favourite place in Nuuk this morning. Amalie’s excursions to this particular spot are frequent; a couple of times a week. Here she clears the palette and collects herbs, bones, sticks, stones or whatever takes her fancy. The picking of the Angelica Arctica today was perhaps a little late in the ‘season’ for it’s usual medicinal / culinary uses, but it served us very nicely even with a bit of ice and snow.

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen Thigh tying  © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen The snow arrived in Nuuk just before we did. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen Amalie did her last foraging excursions here just in time © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen Just a little powdering for that je ne sais quoi © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen Amalie’s outfit was arctically frozen and chillier than anything most people would like to have tied to their back…

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