Foraging with Amalie

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, chest, head and thighs © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
© Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Big up to her! © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

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