During spring walks in the vicinity of Lázně Libverda, you can for example come across bear’s garlic, young nettles, daisies, and dandelions, which you can use to prepare fresh spring delicacies.
You can thus give your body a cleanse as well as some important vitamins and minerals, something it definitely needs after a long winter.
Bear’s garlic (allium ursinum) grows wild throughout a large portion of Europe, including the Czech Republic. Its typical acrid aroma and substantially more mild garlic taste adds zest to many foods. You can use the chopped leaves in quark or cheese spreads, or use them to season potato pancakes, soups, or sauces.
Young nettles are a key ingredient for spring stuffing. They can be picked until approximately mid-May, after which they lose their intensity. Their leaves can be used to prepare excellent nettle spinach or soup.
Daisies and dandelions are among the first spring flowers we can find on meadows coming into bloom.
Small daisy flowers can be used to decorate vegetable and fruit salads.