Also known as livèche or maggi grass, l'ache des montagnes is a condiment with flavours similar to celery. It can be used to decorate an omelette or to delicately enhance your meat or fish.
Food pairing: Omelettes, potatoes, vegetables, lamb, white fish, simmered dishes...
Dosage: Sprinkle sparingly on your dishes
Packaging: 40g resealable bag - preservation of flavours.
Origin - Plantations : Poland
"It seduces with its fresh and sweet taste. To discover!"
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The mountain purchase, also called Lovage is a perennial plant from the Apiaceae family (Apiaceae). This perpetual mountain celery grows at an altitude of 1800 m in the Pyrenees, the Alps, the mountains of Central Europe and the Caucasus. Despite its gustatory and nutritional qualities, it is still (too) little used in France. I wanted to introduce her to you so that you could discover what she can bring to your kitchen.
The mountain purchase is a herbaceous condiment plant renowned for its robustness. It is recognizable by its size, which can reach up to 2 m in height, and its dark green leaves, similar to those of celery. Its flowers are yellow and collected in 10 to 20 umbels forming an umbel. It should be noted that the seeds of this plant are edible
The flowering period of this perpetual celery is between June and August. The purchase of wild Mountains is harvested at altitude, but it can also be grown in the garden. To develop, it will need a semi-shaded exposure and a fresh and humid soil all year round. Planting takes place in the fall or spring. The leaves will be harvested one year after sowing.
The purchase of mountains is mainly cultivated for its leaves. However, the seeds are also edible. To be able to harvest them, it will be necessary to wait for the flowering. Once planted, the seeds allow the roots to be grown. However, it will be necessary to wait 3 years after sowing to be able to carry out the first harvest of mountain roots.
David Vanille's Choice: I have chosen to offer you the Ache des Montagnes de Pologne for its taste qualities. Its dried leaves develop celery aromas. Used sparingly, it delicately perfumes simple and rustic dishes
The mountain purchase is a plant cultivated since ancient times. It is the ancestor of celery and raves. It originated in the far reaches of Persia. It was also part of the offerings brought during the coronation of Cyrus II, in the Life century B.C.
Mention is made of the purchase of the Mountains in the Capitular of Villis (8th / 4th century AD) as a vegetable plant recommended by Charlemagne, particularly at the Abbey of St. Gallen (located in eastern Switzerland)
Common in the Middle Ages, this plant has long been used for:
- Decorate: the drawing of its leaves was found on the buildings built during the ogival period, between the 12th and 16th centuries, as well as on the coats of arms.
- Reward: In Greece, the winners of the Isthmic Games were crowned with reeds. These games, created in 580 BC, were celebrated in honour of the God Poseidon. They are considered to be the ancestors of our Olympic Games.
- Celebrate a funeral rite: The purchase plant is the symbol of youth in all its beauty. It was used in funeral ceremonies where it symbolized access to eternal youth
Lovage also has therapeutic properties. The roots and hollow stems are then used to prepare herbal teas and other decoctions for purchase. It is used for its active properties on:
problems - Nervous disorders (sedative, anticonvulsant)
- Sore throat
- Vitamin C
deficiencies - Immune system disorders (antibacterial and anti-inflammatory)
problems - Psoriasis
Purchasing is a plant commonly used by Germans and Swiss, who consume it as a herbal tea or use the essential oil of purchasing as a remedy for various ailments. It should be noted that being a diuretic, it is not recommended for people with kidney disease to consume it in too large quantities.
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The mountain purchase I propose to you is of Polish origin and presented in its dried form. It is also possible to consume the seeds present in the stems.
It is used in cooking to flavour savoury dishes. It is found in recipes from Eastern European countries such as potato salads, salad dressings and omelettes. It also works wonders in a stew or stew.
Lovage or grass in Maggi, also goes well with meat and especially meatloaves. It goes perfectly with tomatoes and enhances the flavour of white fish and soups.
Some also use it as a pesto to be enjoyed on toast or with breadsticks. It is excellent with cherry tomatoes or dried tomatoes.
Its freshness will enhance your fish dishes, whether they have been baked or brandaded. Chef Thibault Sombardier used it in his Blanc de St Pierre fried, small leeks, shell juice and mountain purchases.
Did you know that? Mountain ache is an aromatic plant very often used in Moldova and Bulgaria to cook lamb. It is particularly present in the recipe of the traditional Bulgarian dish: Drob Sarma
Would you like to discover the flavours of the purchase? I have chosen to offer you a complete menu consisting of simple and tasty recipes based on Maggi herbs
The ache is a condiment that goes perfectly with vegetables. In this recipe, it is combined with chicken broth and potatoes until a flavoured velvety texture is obtained. This soup can be eaten hot or cold. Ideal for an express and healthy evening meal.
The celery flavour brought by the ache brings freshness and taste to white fish and more particularly to cod. Here, the fish will simply be placed on a bed of cooked onions flavoured with vegetable broth and garlic. All that remains is to sprinkle it with the purchase before putting it in the oven. To preserve all the aromas, I advise you to cook with a choke or in a papillote.
Since the purchase tastes like celery, it can be used as an original alternative. In tomato juice, its stems will be found in sticks or the thickest hollow branches will be used as straw. Ideally, the juice will be made with fresh tomatoes and served in glasses previously placed in the refrigerator for 1 hour. The straws will have time to infuse and diffuse their aromas
To preserve all the aromas developed by this condiment, it is advisable to store it in an airtight container. The fresh leaves will be harvested before flowering. The leaves must be dried before being ground to powder. The seeds should also be stored in a sealed container and can be used in the kitchen to prepare marinades or flavoured oils.
Véronique S. published the 30/01/2020 following an order made on 20/01/2020
Une découverte que je ne regrette pas.
Nathalie T. published the 29/01/2020 following an order made on 23/01/2020
Le faite que les épices soient emballés dans des petits paquets hermétiques est très pratiques.
Delphine D. published the 27/12/2019 following an order made on 18/12/2019
Testé avec le saumon (cuit), sympa
Prisca S. published the 04/12/2019 following an order made on 23/11/2019
Pas encore testé
Dominique M. published the 01/12/2019 following an order made on 23/11/2019
gouté aujourd'hui dans une jardinière de légume
Celine V. published the 27/11/2019 following an order made on 07/11/2019
Parfait ! bon goût dans les plats
Sergey N. published the 14/11/2019 following an order made on 03/11/2019
Anaïs L. published the 27/10/2019 following an order made on 20/10/2019
Hâte d'ajouter ce produit à mes préparations.
Comment from David Vanille the 27/10/2019
Mon aromate préféré ;-) Je suis heureux que ma qualité répond à votre exigence et attentes ;-) Passez une excellente journée, Au plaisir, David : Votre chercheur d'épices, le meilleur des plantations
marie Anne A. published the 25/10/2019 following an order made on 15/10/2019
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