Funny Fennel Fanatic

fennel flowering

Its been windy in Cape Town forever. My friend Nicole and I went for a walk on the beach because it was beautiful out. For the first time in weeks the howling and hurtling winds that have been shaking up the Peninsula -died down. Last time I went for a run the sand stuck to my suncreen and I looked like a white lion snow man person. Hehe.

Nicole makes delectable organic food made with much love and kindess, and says (much to my surprise) Fennel grows wildly all over Hout Bay in all the nooks and crannies it finds it can worm its way into. It was all over the side of the dune road and on the side of fields.

Fennel is not indigenous to the area which is originally Cape Fynbos and was introduced by someone surely, but truth be told the horses and humans like to eat it. We should harvest it, and eat. Its would be like weeding. I hear its also good for upset tummies, which is great since Diarrhea is said to be making the rounds in town. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

Image Credit: Leslie Eckert, Veszprem, Hungary.