Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Íslensku grænmeti / Icelandic vegetables

It's nice to find locally grown vegetables in the super markets. They are actually as cheap or cheaper than the imported ones, I guess it's due to hight costs for importing stuff. It's not a great selection of stuff, but we have been able to find some basics like potatoes, carrots, cabbage and cucumber! They grow cucumber in green houses which are cheaply heated up with water from the ground which are heated by all the volcanic activity going on here.  

This Sunday, we were out on an excursion with our co-worker and his brother in law. We got to see the volcano Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull and some other stuff like waterfalls. Pretty great! Suddenly my co-worker turned around and offered me a slice of raw rutabaga. I hesitated but took it and found out it was actually pretty tasty to eat it raw. Who knew!

The big mountain with snow on top is Eyjafjallajökull, and you could actually see smoke coming up from the top. It's still hot inside since last spring!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!

    I am glad you're able to find local vegetables!