GWC Vice Chair; Communications Director, Democrats Abroad Norway

  • published Global Day Of Action Toolkit - May 14 in News 2022-05-07 03:56:23 -0400

  • Executive Committee Election - Candidate Statements

    Nominations have been received for the Democrats Abroad Norway AGM on March 30 at 19:00 CET 

    You already RSVP'd here though, so you knew that!

    Please read the candidate statements below, to prepare for the elections! We look forward to seeing you on March 30!

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  • published DAN 2022 AGM - Elections: Call for Nominations in News 2022-02-27 10:16:17 -0500

  • published GOTV SEASON IS HERE in News 2021-10-27 10:30:37 -0400


    Just kidding, it's always Get Out the Vote Season at Democrats Abroad

    But, we wanted to make sure you knew about the resources Democrats Abroad offers to help you register to vote, request your ballot, return your ballot, and help turn out others to vote, every year!

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  • Reflections. One Year After RGB’s Death

    September 18th marked one year since Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. Most of us deeply, deeply identified with feminst writer Rebecca Traister, who clutched a glass of wine and held back tears live on MSNBC as she was asked to comment on what the justice’s death meant. 

    It was, for many of us, a rhetorical question. We knew that reproductive rights were deeply threatened already. We knew that the court had already gutted the Voting Rights Act. We knew that then-President Trump and then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were poised to jam through new justice before the election. We all dreaded what the Supreme Court would do, or not do, without RBG. 

    A year later, it’s, unfortunately, as bad as we thought. Justice’s Ginsburg’s death made it essentially open season on reproductive freedom and women’s rights. At the end of August, the Supreme Court allowed a Texas law that effectively ends legal abortion to go into effect. Five of the Court’s conservative, anti-abortion justices wrote a single parapgraph declining to overturn the law, even though it is clearly unconstitutional. And Texas isn’t alone. Mississippi passed a 15 week abortion ban in 2018. Lower federal courts blocked the law, but as Mississippi intended, the case made its way to the Supreme Court. After Justice Ginsburg died and was replaced by Amy Coney Barrett, the Attorney General of Mississippi amended its brief to directly ask that both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey be overturned. The Court agreed to hear that case in December. If the Texas decision is any indication, the Court will try to find a way to overturn 50 years of precedent and rule that people in the U.S. have no constitutional right to an abortion. 

    Conservative states aren’t waiting for the Court though - legislators in at least seven states (Arkansas, Florida, South Dakota, South Caroline, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Ohio) have already signaled they intend to introduce copycat bills of the horrific Texas law. Other legislatures will likely do so when they come back into session in 2022. But 2021 was alarming enough - more abortion restrictions (90) were enacted than in any year since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. In July, the Guttmacher Institute said it was “Already the Worst Legislative Year Ever for U.S. Abortion Rights.”

    Naturally, these restrictions fall disproportionately on women and communities who are already underprivileged and marginalized. Black people, brown people, Native people, LGBTQ+ people, undocumented people face structural barries to accessing abortion, and these laws make it even harder for them. There has always been, and will always be abortion in the United States, regardless of what the Supreme Court says, and who sits on it. However, the Court, and the Justices matter a great deal to who can safely and legally access abortions. It is why we all texted each other the same one word when RBG died. That is, until and unless the right to abortion is codified in federal law. 

    That bill now exists - The Women’s Health Protection Act passed the house in September and moves on to a Senate vote. It faces tough opposition in the Senate from anti-abortion conservatives - have you contacted your Senator to tell them you support the bill

    Obviously, pro-choice advocates aren’t sitting back and watching these restrictions happen, nor waiting for laws to pass. They (we) have been, and are doing everything in their (our) power to protect women and defend reproductive freedom. A gynecologist in Texas announced that he performed an abotion in violation of the law, and said he was ready to face the legal consequences (and hopefully overturn the law). Abortion funds in Texas and across the country have been mobilizing, fundraising, counseling, and supporting people who still want and need abortions. Litigation and advocacy groups are mobilizing in every state to overturn these laws. 

    Justice Ginsburg’s death was a blow to reproductive rights. We knew it at the time, and we know that the restrictions that have sprung up in the year since will certainly be followed by more. We also know that the work she started was nowhere near finished when she died. Hopefully, her legacy inspires us to continue to defend and expand the rights she dedicated her career to establishing. It is up to us to make her memory a revolution. 

    And pack the Court!


    Happy 4th of July, Democrats Abroad Norway! To celebrate, we're posting videos on all of our social media channels from Christina, our Chair and Andre, our Vice-Chair.

    These short videos are full of helpful information about Democrats Abroad, and how to get engaged with us!

    Check them out here!

  • No illusions - but it's long past time for the ERA

    I don't have any illusions that passing the ERA will magically bring gender equality to the US. I don't believe passing the ERA will suddenly fix the systemic inequalities and racism that Black women and women of color face every day. But there is no reason for the U.S. Constitution not to prohibit sex-based discrimination. It says a lot about the United States that it doesn't already. All I need to do is look at who opposes the ERA, and why, to understand why the ERA is necessary - but not sufficient - to bring down the patriarchal system that has held women, and especially women of color, back for centuries. I owe a lot to the women who came before me and fought for the ERA, and I owe it to the women around me now to make equal rights more than a slogan, but an inclusive movement that touches every aspect of our lives. --Naomi (I live in Norway and vote (proudly) in New Jersey.)

  • published Environmental Defenders in Climate Action Team 2021-03-04 05:23:07 -0500

    Environmental Defenders

    Women’s History Month - Environmental Defenders
    By: Naomi Ages

    Greta Thunberg’s name is now synonymous with climate action. The teenage Swedish activist is one of the faces of the global movement to demand a safe climate for people and the planet. But as Thunberg herself points out, she is far from the first, or the only, activist there is. She regularly “passes the mic” to make sure that activists from more marginalized communities have their say. She is one in a long line of women environmental defenders - So in honor of Women’s History Month, the Climate Action Team wants to highlight a few of the women around the world who have been doing the hard, often dangerous work of environmental protection and seeking environmental justice. It is a privilege to be able to introduce:

    Berta Cáceras
    Cáceras was a Honduran environmental activist, indigenous leader, and organizer. She was brutally murdered in her home in 2016, almost certainly for her longtime environmental activism, and in particular, the opposition she led against a hydroelectric dam on the sacred Gualcarque river (executives from the company were ruled to have ordered her killing). Cáceras was a Leneca (an indigenous group in Honduras) leader, and founded Copinh (Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras) - Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, dedicated to fighting illegal logging and other corporate environmental degradation in traditional Leneca lands. Cáceras won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015. You can learn more about Berta Cáceras, and Copinh, which continues her important work, here.

    Tara Houska
    Houska is a Couchiching First Nation activist and tribal attorney, who advised Bernie Sanders on Native American affairs. She has been on the front lines of environmental defense - at Standing Rock (against the Dakota Access Pipeline), and a longtime advocate to stop major banks from funding pipelines. Houska, like many Native American environmental advocates, is a fierce believer that we must use indigenous principles and knowledge for restoring ecosystems, and achieving environmental justice. In a recent lecture, she said “I chose fighting for Mother Earth because she IS everything. The land is the people; the people are the land.” Follow Houska’s Not Your Mascots organization here.

    Vanessa Nakate
    Nakate was the sole Fridays for Future protestor in Uganda for months, spurred to action by heat waves and crop failures. She, unfortunately, gained prominence when she was cropped out of a photo with other youth climate activists who were white, in Davos in January 2020. Nakate’s experience, in which climate activists of color are erased, and climate change’s disproportionate impacts on people of color are downplayed, is all too common. Nakate has gone on to found two climate action organizations in Uganda focused on renewable energy and amplifying African voices in the climate movement. She recently spoke to Angelina Jolie about climate change’s disproportionate impact on women and girls.

    Nguy Thi Khanh
    Khanh is another Goldman Environmental Prize winner, who founded one of the only environmental NGOs in Vietnam, which is no easy feat in a country where demonstrations are almost unheard of. Khanh is taking on the coal industry in Vietnam, raising awareness about air and water pollution and the effects of industrialization. She successfully helped convince the government to lower its coal use targets, and weathers harassment campaigns and threats of imprisonment. Khanh says she got inspired to environmental action even though she planned to become a diplomat due to “… mostly the vulnerability of the affected communities of climate change. For me, that’s always in the frontline.” She does the work “because I want a better life for my children and the future generations. It is time to act!”

    This small list is a somewhat meager glimpse into the thousands of women we could celebrate for the work they do in building a better future. Women disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change, and simultaneously lead the fight to confront the companies, organizations, and governments that have enabled the crisis. We honor their work this Women’s History Month, and hopefully, we are inspired to fight in our own ways!

    Join the Climate Action Team of the GWC and help us combat environmental injustice!

  • published Meatless Monday 2 in Climate Action Team 2021-03-01 10:55:34 -0500

    Meatless Monday 2

    Mexican Skillet Rice

    We are going to use this week’s Mexican-inspired recipe to draw attention to the role of farmworkers in the US food system, with particular attention to the horrific injustices they have faced during the coronavirus pandemic. There are over two million farmworkers in the United States, who perform the critical tasks of harvesting and shipping the vast majority of food people buy in grocery stores. One estimate is that 95% of farmworkers in the US are of Mexican descent, and 78% are Hispanic. Put another way “It is an open secret that the vast majority of people who harvest America’s food are undocumented immigrants, mainly from Mexico, many of them decades-long residents of the United States. Often the parents of American-born children, they have lived for years with the cloud of deportation hanging over their households.”

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  • published Meatless Monday kickoff! in Climate Action Team 2021-02-15 06:36:32 -0500

    Meatless Monday kickoff!

    The Climate Action Team is thrilled to kick off our Meatless Monday recipe exchange with DA Norway Vice-Chair Christina Skovsgaard's Meatless Minestrone.  From the chef herself: "With today’s expanding repertory of global recipes, we do not, in any way, have to limit our choices or palate. There is a world of delicious meatless meals. I am sharing my recipe for easy Meatless Minestrone Soup The GWC Climate Action Team is looking forward to trying some of your vegetarian or vegan recipes, myself included." Click through to get the recipe and learn more about how eating less meat and dairy is climate action!

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  • published Climate Change and the Coup in Climate Action Team 2021-01-17 05:37:40 -0500

    Climate Change and the Coup

    This article was supposed to be about how Democrats retaking the Senate via the Georgia runoff elections was the best chance in over a decade to pass federal environmental legislation. “Even the thinnest Democratic majorities,” explains Washington Post, “will enable Biden to press for much more generous federal support for renewable energy, environmentally friendly infrastructure, expanded tax breaks for electric vehicles and stricter energy-efficiency standards.” Specifically, it also meansthat Congress has the power to immediately revoke some of the Trump administration’s terrible environmental policies. 

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  • If the Senate Turns Blue in Georgia, We Can Go Green

    Recent headlines praised Joe Biden for “stock[ing] his transition teams with climate experts.” Activists andeditorial boards alike wasted no time in demanding that Biden, and Kamala Harris, make climate their top priority. There can be no doubt on this point - swift and sweeping climate action is necessary and urgent for the new administration. Back in December 2019 (roughly 1200 years ago), The Sunrise Movement gave then-candidate Joe Biden’s climate plan a straight-up F (an F minus, to be completely accurate).

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  • published RBG and Us in American Women 2020-10-13 08:14:22 -0400

    RGB and Us

    RBG’s death was a national gut punch. It felt like a personal gut punch too - my family was finishing up our Rosh Hashanah dinner, celebrating the Jewish New Year as best we could, despite the strangeness of the broader year around us. Less than an hour before, we talked about our hopes for the coming year - and we all, from my 97-year-old grandfather to my 15-month-old nephew, agreed that getting rid of Trump, and taking back the Senate, was at the top of our lists. Then our phones buzzed with the news, and the room deflated.

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  • Climate Change and Rainwater in India: Either too much or, more often, not enough

    Guest post by Climate Action Team Volunteer Pamela Price

    The first climate change scenario in India that I was familiar with predicted glacial melt in the Himalaya mountains, causing severe flooding of the great Ganges River, in north India, before the river eventually runs dry.  However, in the fall of 2003, when I began interviewing farmers in a village far south of the Ganges, I discovered another scenario: drought in rain-fed areas.  I was in the state of Telangana, in south central India, studying rural political culture.

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  • published July 17 Link Roundup in Climate Action Team 2020-07-17 15:14:01 -0400

    July 17 Link Roundup

    The climate and environment news has been coming fast and furious this month (three pipelines defeated in one week!). The Climate Action Team has curated this list of links to help summarize the news for you, and recommend some further reading. Special thanks to Jen Walper Roberts and Deborah Summers for their help with this post!

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  • published Climate Change is a Women's Issue in Climate Action Team 2020-07-15 08:23:49 -0400

  • published Environmental Justice 101 in Climate Action Team 2020-07-06 08:20:27 -0400

    Environmental Justice 101

    What is environmental justice?

    It might be summer, but that doesn’t mean school is out of session. This week’s class is “Introduction to Environmental Justice.” 

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  • published Intersectional Environmentalism in Climate Action Team 2020-06-07 05:13:51 -0400

    Intersectional Environmentalism

    Climate Action without intersectionality is worthless. The Climate Action Team stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives, and denounces police brutality.  Please read about how "racism derails our efforts to save the planet".

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  • Earth Day 50 Guest Post: Foraging 101

    Disclaimer: Make sure you observe all local social distancing guidelines/regulations when foraging, and do not cook or eat anything you are not 100% confident is safe.

    Foraging for Food 101

    In these Corona times we need to stay safe and not have many gatherings. So how can we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? Well, one way is to forage for food. Foraging for food is as old as mankind. It does require some knowledge; therefore, I am limiting Foraging 101 to plans that are easy to identify. By foraging we get in contact with nature and understand what nature can provide. You can educate yourself and others and you can do this by yourself, with your family or a friend, as long as you follow government-recommend social distancing guidelines.

    An important rule to keep in mind, do not pick plants in areas where you think pesticides may have been used. If you are not sure, it is always best to exercise caution and do not pick or eat food that you are not 100% confident is safe.

    You can forage in the woods, or in parks, fields and gardens looking for “weeds”. These foods can be found almost anywhere. I am selecting only three plants to start with, but there are hundreds of edible wild plants. Two of these plants should be available in the early spring, depending on where you live. I invite everyone to contribute to this information. Add recipes, other plants and any additional knowledge about “your plant”. I am hoping many accept this invitation. I am not an expert in this field, but I have picked plants that are easy to detect.

    Nettles (Urtica dioica)

    Creamed nettles (my favorite)

    Nettles have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and as food. Nettles are high in iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, silica, chlorophyll and vitamin A, C, and D. This makes nettles an awesome superfood. They are commonly used for kidney and bladder problems, including urinary tract infections. They are also known in the past, as an all-around tonic for women’s reproductive system and were often used when trying to conceive. Due to their high concentration of minerals, nettles are also commonly used for ailments such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

    When used medicinally, nettles are often dried and made into a tea. The leaves can be easily dried on a drying screen, in a dehydrator or just tied and hung to dry. When dry they no longer burn or sting. The dried leaves are easily crumbled for teas or like parsley on dishes or soups.

    You MUST wear gloves to pick nettles. The tiny soft hairs on the stems and leaves have a stinging effect, which when rubbed against the skin the small protruding hairs can penetrate the skin causing a burning sensation and temporary rash. Your gloves can be leather, rubber or any material so the hairs do not get in contact with your skin; do not use knitted wool or cotton gloves. Wear rubber gloves when washing and cleaning the plant. Once it is cooked, even for a minute, you can cut up the leaves with bare hands or a food processor. If you should get in contact with the plant use either Calamine lotion or an antihistamine cream to reduce symptoms.

    Nettles have several other uses in the vegetable garden, they have the potential for encouraging beneficial insects. Nettles contain nitrogenous compounds, which can be used as a compost activator. If you have left over stems throw them in your compost heap. Or pick a bunch, fill a bucket full of nettles, fill with water, cover and let it ferment for several weeks or longer (best kept outdoors). Stir the mixture regularly to bring in oxygen. When it has a peculiar odor and the water has darkened you will have an excellent free liquid fertilizer concentrate for your house plants and garden. Add several tablespoons to your watering bucket.

    It has also been reported only young leaves should be used because older leaves develop gritty particles which can act as an irritant to the kidneys. So, from April until late June is the best time to eat and pick nettles. The rule of thumb is that they are best before midsummer and can become bitter once flower pods appear, as depicted here.

    One of my all-time favorite soups is nettle soup. As soon as spring comes, I start foraging. I try to freeze some for the winter as well. The soup is so wonderful that the Queen of Sweden had it on the menu for her 50th birthday celebration. I have also seen it on the menu for Nobel banquets.

    Nettle soup recipe:

    1/2 large shopping bag of fresh nettle tops


    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

    1 teaspoon butter

    1/2 cup chopped shallots, onions or spring onions

    1/2 cup chopped celery

    1 pound of Yukon Gold or russet potatoes, peeled and chopped

    4 cups stock of chicken or vegetable

    1 to 2 cups of water

    1 bay leaf

    1 teaspoon dried thyme (or a couple sprigs of fresh thyme)

    Freshly ground black pepper

    1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

    2 to 3 tablespoons of cream

    1. Blanch the nettles: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Wearing protective gloves, transfer the nettle tops into the boiling water. Blanch for 2 minutes. Strain in a colander. Cut away and discard any large stems from the nettles. (This should be easier to do now that the nettle stingers have lost their sting due to the blanching.) You should have 3 to 4 cups of blanched tender nettle tops and leaves for this recipe. Any blanched nettles not used at this point can be frozen for future use.

    2. Sauté the shallots and celery: In a 6 quart soup pot, heat the olive oil and butter on medium heat. Add the chopped shallots and celery and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

    3. Add potatoes, stock, bay leaf, thyme: Add the chopped potatoes, the chicken stock, bay leaf, and thyme. If using unsalted or low sodium stock, add one teaspoon of salt. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.

    4. Chop blanched nettles, add to soup pot, add water, simmer: Roughly chop the blanched nettles. Add 3 to 4 cups of the chopped blanched nettles to the pot. Add enough water to just cover the nettles and potatoes, 1 to 2 cups. Return to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the nettles tender.

    5. Purée the soup: Remove the bay leaves (and thyme sprigs if using) from the pot. Using an immersion blender or working in batches with a standing blender, purée. Return to the pot and take off the heat.

    6. Adjust seasonings, add lemon juice, add cream: Add salt to taste. Depending on the saltiness of the stock you are using, you may need to add at least a teaspoon or more to the soup. Add 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. Add lemon juice. Right before serving, swirl in the cream. Adjust seasonings to taste.

    7. Sprinkle with black pepper and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint to serve.

    Dandelions (Taraxacum)

    Most of us can identify a dandelion. Dandelions are found everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, anywhere between the tropics and the polar regions. The English name, dandelion, is a corruption of the French dent de lion meaning "lion's tooth", which refers to the leaf s shape. Dandelions are one of the most vital early spring nectar sources for a wide host of pollinators. And their seeds are food for birds.

    There are many species but for the purpose here we are referring to the common dandelion pictured here. Common dandelions, which we want to look for, have only one flower on each stem. The entire plant is edible including the roots which can be boiled. But I have only used the leaves and flower. The leaves are best when the plant is young, it is less bitter before the flower appears. So early spring is the best time to pick and eat dandelions greens.

    Dandelions are known for the health benefits. The greens are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. They also contain vitamin E, folate and small amounts of other B vitamins. Dandelion greens also provide amounts of several minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Dandelions are full of potent antioxidants. They are a rich source of beta-carotene and polyphenolic compounds, both of which are known to have strong antioxidant capabilities that can prevent aging and certain diseases. In studies on animals, dandelions have been shown to reduce inflammation and aid in controlling blood sugar levels. They are a mild diuretic so they can contribute to maintaining blood pressure. In some parts of England, they are called Piss-a-weed since it makes for more frequent urination. But dandelions have been used by humans for food and as an herb for much of recorded history. They were well known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and are recorded to have been used in Chinese traditional medicine for over a thousand years. The plant was used as food and medicine by Native Americans. Dandelions most likely arrived in North America on the Mayflower, not as stowaways, but brought on purpose for their medicinal benefits.

    Dandelions can also be beneficial in the garden. They have been cultivated in small gardens to massive farms. They are a good companion plant; its roots bring up nutrients for shallow-rooting plants. It is also known to attract pollinating insects, which provide them in return for food,  and release ethylene gas, which helps fruit to ripen.

    The entire plant is edible and nutritious. The most common way to prepare dandelions is to blanch young dandelions, allow them to cool, chop and then sprinkle with olive oil, lemon juice and salt pepper and any desired herb. Blanching removes some of the bitterness. Young leaves can also be added raw to a salad. The yellow flower can be pulled from the plant and eaten raw. They can be eaten whole or torn apart.

    If you have plant allergies be cautious in eating an abundance of dandelions flowers. Allergic reactions can occur.

    Preparing the greens:

    Preparing the flowers: (flowers in three differ ways)

    Lamb's quarters or PigWeed (Chenopodium Album) also called Fat Hen in New South Wales

    Lamb’s quarters are believed to be native to Europe. Archaeologists analyzed carbonized plant remains found in storage pits and ovens from Iron Age, Viking Age, and Roman sites in Europe showed the use of lamb's quarters . And recent archaeological studies have shown that the seeds were stored and used by the Blackfoot Native American tribe during the sixteenth century.

    The leaves are light green on the top and whitish underneath, with some teeth along edges, and are goosefoot-shaped or somewhat diamond-shaped. The plant tends to grow upright at first, reaching heights of 10–150 cm (rarely to 3 m).  Lamb's quarters can be identified by the telltale dusty white coating on new growth and the undersides of leaves. and when moist, water simply beads and runs off. This whitish “powder” is an important identification factor. How to this plant view here:

    It is a purifying plant and helps to restore healthy nutrients to poor quality soil. This unique plant tends to spread quickly no matter the soil condition. Lamb's quarters can be found in most places in nature, such as parks, roadsides, gardens, open fields and clearings etc. The species is cultivated as a grain or vegetable crop (in lieu of spinach), as well as animal feed in Asia and Africa, whereas in Europe and North America, it is commonly regarded as a weed in places such as potato fields. In Australia it is prevalent in all states and regarded as an environmental weed in New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. This invasive plant is capable of increasing crop losses, but it can aid also in pest control. If you have allergies, avoid picking this plant when it is in flower or producing seeds. The flowers are very small, greenish, densely grouped together into small, granular clusters along the main stem and upper branches. They have five green sepals but no petals.

    Lamb's quarters , a favorite among foragers, who mostly gather it for the leaves, tastes like a mild version of spinach. In many regions of the world, particularly in the regions of India and Pakistan, people intentionally grow lamb's quarters as an agricultural crop. The leaves are exceptionally high in vitamins A and C, as well as in calcium, iron, and protein. It ticks all the boxes! Its plentiful seeds provide a nutrient-packed meal for birds, especially in the food-scarce late fall. One lambsquarter plant can produce up to 75,000 seeds. And the seeds can also serve as a powerful flour additive, porridge ingredient, or bread enhancer. The seeds are high in protein, vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium and are closely related to Quinoa, which is grown specifically for its seeds.

    My mother-in-law was very pleased to have this plant in WW11 in occupied Norway. It was commonly in use to replace any green vegetable. She loved to serve it creamed to her children, using the same recipe as one would for creamed spinach or nettles. Depending on where you live Lamb's quarter is a summer plant. It might be difficult to find in the north in the early spring. The good news, you can also pick into the late summer and fall, since it unlike most plants does not become so bitter later in the season.

    You can treat or prepare lamb's quarters the same way one prepares spinach. Lamb's quarters contains some oxalic acid, as does rhubarb, kale, spinach cocoa powder, beets etc., therefore when eating this raw, smaller quantities are recommended. Cooking removes this acid. Steaming this edible weed is one method of cooking, or can be added to soups, sautés, stir fried dishes, omelets and much more. Unlike dandelions, which are best in the spring, lamb's quarters can be harvested through the summer season.

    Lamb’s quarter frittata

    2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    3 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly, preferably with a mandolin

    1 pinch salt and pepper

    3/4 cup lamb’s quarters tips (top 4 to 6 inches of tender leaves and stem), roughly chopped

    2 .5 ounces Gruyère or swiss cheese, grated

    5/6 eggs

    2 tablespoons cream

    1. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

    2. Add the sliced potatoes, salt, and pepper. Cook for 8 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside in a large bowl.

    3. Cook the chopped lamb's quarters in the same pan for 2 minutes, or until just tender and deep green. Add a tablespoon of water as it cooks, if it becomes dry.

    4. Combine the cooked lambs quarters, eggs, cheese, and cream in a large bowl.

    5. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a large saucepan at medium heat, then pour the entire egg-lambs quarters-potato mixture into the saucepan and stir the top around so that it browns evenly.

    6. Add more ground pepper, then flip it once it's lightly browned. Cook until it's set in the middle, and serve 4 to 6 immediately.

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