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  • Vegetables

    Greenlandic potatoes, turnips, beets, carrots, parsnips and cauliflower. Greenlandic white cabbage, red cabbage and pointed cabbage. Greenlandic iceberg lettuce and heart salad, tomatoes and cucumbers. Greenlandic rhubarbs and strawberries.

    Sound like utopia? Well it isn’t. Because of climate change the world’s largest island has become even greener and it is now possible to grow a wide variety of vegetables.

    It was Erik the Red, who around the year 1000 discovered and named Greenland. When he went ashore for the first time it was during summer in the southern region, where there ware plenty of grass and green meadows. There still is and so it is here that Greenland most earnestly lives up to its name.

    Greenlandic Potatoes
    For people that don’t know the Greenlandic climate’s diversity there is something almost unnatural about the thought of Greenland as an agricultural country. It is therefore a fascinating paradox to follow the uprooting of potatoes in a field near a South Greenlandic fjord – and then turn around and enjoy the sight of icebergs drifting closely by. Potatoes are however precisely one of the crops that have very good conditions in Greenland, and South Greenland is renowned for its potatoes that are used in Michelin starred restaurants all over the world. But potatoes are not the only crop with good conditions in Greenland.

    Upernaviarsuk
    Upernaviarsuk research station is Greenland’s experimental farm and school for the agricultural industry in Greenland. It is here that on-going experiments with new opportunities to expand the range of vegetables take place. Upernaviarsuk consists of outdoor areas, hotbeds and two large greenhouses.

    Soil fertility as well as the clean and relatively dry air makes the general growing conditions good. In addition disease and pests do almost not affect the plants and Upernaviarsuk is therefore run completely without pesticides and/or plant protection agents. It is however not only in Upernaviarsuk that Greenlandic vegetables are cultivated; many of the region’s sheep farms have begun to grow Greenlandic vegetables as well and vegetables are now grown in Southern Greenland to such an extent that supermarkets are selling domestic vegetables throughout the country.

    A remarkable Garden
    Even as far North as Nuuk one man has succeeded in growing vegetables. Sten Pedersen has build up his garden over 30 years and is able to produce celery, new potatoes, turnips, red chard and spring greens. Quite an anchivement.

    Agricultural revolution
    For the population, it has great importance to be able to buy vegetables produced in Greenland, and so complement the other excellent commodities from the country's vast nature. The future for growing vegetables in Greenland looks bright and it is not at all impossible that in a few decades we will look back and talk about an agricultural revolution in Greenland at the beginning of this millennium.

  • Ceasar Salad

    2 pre cooked new potatoes
    6 Cos lettuce leaves
    3 cherry tomatoes
    1 hard boiled egg
    Pinch of croutons
    4 anchovies

    Dressing
    2 tsps Dijon mustard
    1 dsp white wine vinegar
    1 dsp olive oil
    ½ lime

    Dressing Method
    Put the Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar and olive oil in a bowl, squeeze in the lime juice and mix with a fork.

    Salad Method
    Slice the other 3 leaves into large chunks around 1 – 1 ½ cm cubes and place into the bowl. Drizzle 1 dsp of the dressing over the leaves and mix gently with your hands.
    Place 3 uncut salad leaves into a bowl as a base. Place a handful of the mixed cut leaves into the bowl on top. Cut in to quarters the new potatoes and place in the bowl.
    Then add the anchovies uncut. Cut 3 cherry tomatoes in half and add to the bowl. Then quarter the hard-boiled egg and place on top followed by a pinch of croutons.
    Drizzle over the dressing as required.