Posts uit augustus, 2018 weergeven

Special: Its Yellow and Big: Forest Chicken of Boskip - Eatable but also Dangerous / Eetbaar maar ook Gevaarlijk

And the Poor Tree does not even know that he is Dying! - En de Arme Boom weet niet eens dat ie doodgaat!

The sulfur fungus (Laetiporus Sulphureus) grows from April with a peak in June and then from August to October. The mushroom has a preference for oak, willow, chestnut and yew. When a tree is attacked by the fungus, brown rot arises, a fungus that causes the heartwood of the tree to shrink and also discolor reddish brown. The trunk of the tree is gradually being eroded further and further.
The sulfur mushroom is a common mushroom that can be eaten well. The flavor and texture of this mushroom are similar to chicken meat. The English name "chicken of the woods", literally translated: "forest chicken" also indicates this. When the mushroom is on a yew tree, it is not edible by the poison of the yew. Preference is given to the fungus that grows on the willow and chestnut because the fungus has a lower bitter content.
Warning: There are people who have an allergy to this m…

Special: The Nymph of Lago di Carezza, a Ladinic Saga / De Nimf van Lago di Carezza, een Ladinische Sage

The Nymph of Lago di Carezza;  Welcome to the Saga World of the Dolomites - De Nimf van Lago di Carezza; Welkom bij de Saga Wereld van de Dolomieten

The Dolomites have inspired many and created numerous sagas, such as the last saga I wrote a couple of days ago which can be found on my blog. Karl Felix Wolff (21 May 1879 – 25 November 1966) collected sagas in the 19th century and one of them is about Lago di Carezza (Karersee).  Many lakes in the Dolomites have a blue, green or blue-black water surface but Lago di Carezza glows with aquamarine combined with red and golden yellow bands.  Some think that these wonderful colors are caused by precious stones buried in the lake.  But that’s incorrect according to the following saga.
The Nymph of the Lago di Carezza/Karersee or with its Ladinic name Lec de Ergobando that means Rainbow Lake.
Once up on a time there lived a beautiful water nymph in Lago di Carezza,  she sat on the shore and sang beautiful songs. But as soon as someone approached,…

Special: The Pale Mountains, a Ladinic Saga / De Bleke Bergen, een Ladinische Sage

The Pale Mountains from South Tyrol. Welcome to the Saga World of the Dolomites - De Bleke Bergen van Zuid-Tirol; Welkom bij de Saga Wereld van de Dolomieten

One of the most beautiful and well-known saga of the Ladinic area describes how the Dolomites got their particular pale color.
A prince lived in a kingdom that was free of worries and problems. He had a wish: he wanted to visit the moon. One day he walked, while picking rhododendrons flowers, in the forest when he suddenly heard voices coming from a white cloud. In this cloud he met 2 old men and these turned out to be inhabitants of the moon.  After telling them his greatest wish, they took him to the moon and fulfilled his dream.  Arriving on the moon everything turned out to be white, the earth, the mountains, the meadows.  Nothing escaped this white color. The visit of the prince caused quite a stir because he had brought the beautiful red rhododendrons. The prince was brought to the moon-king who was accompanied by his daughte…

Special: Alpi di Siusi / Seiser Alm 80 Years Ski Area - 80 Jaar Ski Gebied

From Alpine Meadow in 1938/39 to One of The Best Family Ski Areas in 2018/19: 80 Years Alpi di Siusi / Seiser Alm / Mont Séuc - Van Alpine Meadow in 1938/39 naar Één van de Beste Familie Skigebieden in 2018/19: 80 jaar Alpe di Siusi / Seiser Alm / Mont Séuc

Between the rough and majestic Dolomite Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage) lies Europe’s biggest mountain pasture called:
Seiser Alm /Alpe di Siusi and if you really want to do it right call it with its Ladinisch name Mont Séuc, 
and is located near Bolzano in South Tyrol, in the North of Italy. The mountain pasture covers an area of 57 km² and lies at an altitude of 1680m to 2350m.  Together with the Schlern mountain it is part of the Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park.
This winter it celebrates it’s 80th birthday as the first sledge ski-lift was build in 1938/39 named “Slittovia Joch-Panorama”.

Whether you are here in the summer or winter, there is always something for everyone. In the winter it is a great family ski area which can be comb…

Fun Special: A North American Tradition / Een Noord Amerikaanse Traditie: ‘S Mores

‘S mores a North American Tradition and one of most fun things to with kids. - ‘S mores een Noord Amerikaanse Traditie en een van de leukste dingen om met kinderen te doen

On one of my past trips, I stayed at a lodge called Cathedral Mountain LodgeinYoho National Park, Canada. The main lodge had a huge outside fireplace and one evening after dining I learned about and how to make ‘s mores from an American family. The kids where really enthusiastic to teach me how to make it. This moment created a great memory one you will not forget easily. 
Yesterday,  August 10 it was “National S’mores Day” but if you missed it, as I did, there is no reason to wait until next year.  S’Mores are the one of the most popular North American desserts and practically the quintessential campfire treat. Never tried them? Then S’mores Day is the day for you! And even if you have tried them, there is no reason to pass up the opportunity to enjoy them again!
Take biscuits or graham crackers, chocolate bars, marshmal…