As far as I remember from my childhood those fatty goldenbrown ‘Granny style'(read: very fatty) spoon-pancakes(lusikapannkoogid) have always been food that was made when there wasn´t much else to eat in the house but some flour in the corner of the cupboard and a bit of fermented milk. Not to mention that there was always some homemade jam there. Raspberry, strawberry and black currant flavours go really well with those spoon-pancakes.
I´ve started to use herbs and salat almost in every morning in my smoothies. There is plenty of salad growing and I don´t know how else to use it in cooking. I haven´t got to the point of making soups with lettuce this year but I think I will soon.
I realized that I have walked past this bright coloured huge mushroom 100 times without knowing it´s edible. Chicken-of-the-woods (Laetiporus sulphureus) grows everywhere, mostly on old or almost dead oak, aspen or white willow trees in spring and summertime.
Nettle crisps are another away to use those nutritious weed leaves without too much trouble. The best time for picking nettles is when they are young and don´t grow blossoms yet.
Buckwheat is one of the staple foods of Estonia and other Eastern countries. I used to hate it when I was a kid as it was often cooked as porridge in huge amounts at once and therefore needed to be eaten for all courses of the day. Now I can´t imagine my life without those glutem free tiny nutritious nuts as they are botanically called. If I get cravings for buckwheat in other countries I go to health food stores or Russian and Polish supermarkets.