Collection of wild plants with Mr. Barak Sagi in Kfar Yehoshua. We started with Iris Ben Zvi's organic farm. We collected sorrel, Galium aparine, Lamium amplexicaule, wild beet, Green Lup (Arum hygrophilum), Goose Spoon (Chenopodium murale), Oxalis. Translated with Google Translate
Organic farm is a place where a lot of wild plants grow. Marigold or Calendula name. This plant has a delicate medicinal effect. Only soak the flowers in olive oil or almond oil for 3 weeks. You can also make ointment. Keep in a bottle not under direct sunlight. Translated with Google Translate
Asterisk, we already learned. Very tasty plant. One distinctive identification mark is a round, not square, stem. Opposite leaves and spike at the leaf edge is another hallmark. Inside a stalk there is a thread. Thread is the hallmark of the entire plant group. Hair on the stem is another hallmark. Add it to fruit shakes. Asterisk's name comes from Stellaria. Translated with Google Translate
Galium aparine has bristles on the leaves. A non-edible plant but has a medical use. It drains lymph. A diuretic plant. Add it to the tea. Lamium amplexicaule is an edible plant. His flowers can be used for food decorations. The leaves, stalk and flowers of the plant are edible and have a sweet and savory taste, similar to celery. You can eat the wild germ or cook. Translated with Google Translate
The fleshy leaves are the sure sign of this plant is wild beets. From it, the beets were domesticated. It's a wild beet. This plant also has the mistaken nickname of wild spinach. Today we will make cookies stuffed with beet bar. Leaf structure is rhombus. The leaf is crisp. The taste is amazing. Its root is etched white like parsley. The name spinach accidentally comes from a biblical name. Mentioned in the Bible a plant called tardine has nothing to do with spinach and beets. Root is also edible. Translated with Google Translate
Green Lup (Arum hygrophilum) is a geophyte and has a tuber. In general, it is a poisonous plant. It has an allergic substance. At the same time, it is a traditional dish in Arabic cuisine. To overcome toxins, cook long cooking and lower the water. The poison is a calcium oxalate crystalline - can knock the pharynx. But if combined with red sorrel, it neutralizes the toxins. The toxic substance is concentrated in the main artery. Cut the leaves and separate from the main artery and cook with sorrel. A ratio is one to one. Translated with Google Translate
Goose (Chenopodium murale) is a plant that can be eaten all year round. Its quality is in seeds. This plant is a cousin of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). There is saponin in the leaves so don't eat fresh. Spontine is like soap. Therefore, the plant can also be used as soap. Translated with Google Translate
Oxalis is easy to detect. It consists of three clover-like leaves attached at the apex. His stalk is sour and good for broth. Inedible leaves. Translated with Google Translate
Special first-hand recipes by Barak Sagi
I will write separately how I made the dough. For your questions about the stuffing, Barak answered, but for those who did not hear: in the absence of beets and mashed potatoes, or if desired - other leaves can also be used. Most people usually use spinach, sometimes mangold. In the sequels I heard about mustard, goose spoon, also asterisk. You can probably use other leaves, too.
Arabic cuisine is often used in the moss (Sue Cold Za'atar), but not alone.
I ate it most often in pattier which included cheese (common Circassian cheese).
It is important that the stuffing is cooked for a long time until all liquids are removed, the texture is oily. Translated with Google Translate
A guard post made of reinforced concrete is designed to keep the station and its structures from a threat of open field threats. Translated with Google Translate
A communication station operated in this building. The building was built in the mid-1930s when the station was in British use. Unlike other buildings of the train station, this building was built with a flat roof. Other buildings built during the Turkish era were built with a tiled roof. A telephone line was the station's only connection with the outside world. The building had a switchboard operated by a handle rotation. Translated with Google Translate
Today in this building is the Museum of the Valley Railway Station. During the British Mandate, Kfar Yehoshua Station was the first stop before Haifa. Translated with Google Translate
The historic valley train is the railroad linking Haifa with the Hijazi rail between Damascus and the Arabian Peninsula. The need to build the tracks was due to the desire of the Ottomans to connect the Hejazian train to the port city of Haifa and also to compete in the French Huron railroad. The length of the tracks from Damascus to Zera was 123 kilometers. In 1903, the section between Zeraa and Haifa was built. A section from Haifa to Beit She'an was inaugurated in January 1904 and was about 59 kilometers long. After the establishment of the State of Israel, the train was disabled. Translated with Google Translate
An important professional at every train station is the pump man. He used pumps to bring water to the water tower. The pump is "pomp" in English and the pump man's name was "pomper". Since Arabic does not pronounce "p" at the beginning of the word, and instead expresses "b", the word sounds in Arabic as "bumber". Translated with Google Translate
Freight train cars are displayed in the station museum yard. One is a German freight train from the early years of the First World War. Translated with Google Translate
Also on the museum courtyard are freight train cars that were shipped from Germany to Israel after World War II. These shipments came as part of Germany's payments to Israel. These railroads were used until the mid-1980s. They were for transporting citrus. Translated with Google Translate
The main train station building was a two-story building. On the lower floor was a passenger hall, cash register and two administrative rooms and on the second floor the station manager lived with his family. Translated with Google Translate