Essence of Lapland

Essence of Lapland offers several amazing experiences.

On this page we highlight the "Culinary Nature Tour", "Culinary Green Fika" and the "Culinary Green Lunch".

Culinary Nature Tour
Join me, Eva Gunnare, a passionate forager, cultural guide, and expert in local wild edible herbs and berries, for an immersive experience in the enchanting world of nature's bounty.

Our journey begins with an outdoor walk, where we'll explore the lush surroundings to identify an array of flowers, trees, and berries ripe for the picking. As we meander through the landscape, my basket brims with an eclectic assortment of treasures, ranging from the subtle sweetness of Birch sap to the zesty Pine tip salt, the delicate allure of candied Willowherb flowers, the tangy burst of Dandelion capers, the refreshing essence of Meadow Sweet drink, and the deep, rich flavor of dried Bog bilberries. Each season offers its own tapestry of sights and scents; even in winter's embrace, the dormant plants beneath the snow beckon us to discover their hidden beauty.

Upon returning to my culinary kitchen and treasure room, we delve deeper into the art of harnessing nature's gifts. Here, amidst the aromas of herbs and spices, we sample an array of delectable treats, gaining insights into various techniques for treating, preserving, and storing foraged plants. If you're inclined, you're welcome to lend a hand in crafting the herb or berry products currently in production, adding your own touch to the process.

Our adventure culminates in a cozy "Fika," a Swedish tradition of enjoying a leisurely break over herbal teas or coffee paired with an assortment of homemade delights. It's a moment of shared camaraderie and culinary indulgence, where we reflect on our discoveries and savor the simple joys of nature's harvest.

You will learn about the diverse uses of wild plants for food, seasoning, and more. Taste a wide array of products and beverages derived from refined wild herbs and berries. Gain valuable tips on foraging and refining these plants. Experience a firsthand look into the host's herb kitchen and treasure room during a home visit. Participate in the manufacturing process of herbal products. Ultimately, this activity will transform your perspective on nature, allowing you to see it through new eyes.

Culinary Green Fika
Step into Eva Gunnare's sanctuary for a verdant culinary fika. Within her cozy abode, discover an array of meticulously sourced local wild herbs, berries, and mushrooms. Delight in a selection of fragrant herbal teas or opt for a steaming cup of coffee. Sip on refreshing floral juices and savor the sweetness of homemade cakes. Allow Eva to impart her wealth of knowledge as you indulge in this gastronomic journey. Experience the essence of nature infused into every bite and sip as you immerse yourself in the warmth of Eva's hospitality and expertise. She loves to share these experiences in a personal, informative way that will stimulate all your senses.

Culinary Green Lunch
Indulge in a delectable three-course lunch indoors featuring locally sourced wild herbs, berries, and mushrooms, harvested from the surrounding area. Delight in the subtle flavors of dried and expertly refined ingredients, meticulously gathered to ensure freshness and quality. Immerse yourself in a culinary journey that celebrates the essence of nature's bounty. Savor each dish as you discover the rich tapestry of flavors woven from the land. Every plant, berry, and mushroom has been lovingly handpicked, offering a truly authentic and unforgettable dining experience amidst the serenity of the wilderness.


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Duration

  • various

Age

  • Suitable for all ages

When

  • All year round

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