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Somewhat surprised? Yes, Fennel…The bulb, foliage, and seeds of the fennel plant are widely used with culinary and medicinal uses, and, along with the similar-tasting anise is one of the primary ingredients of Absinthe.

Absinthe achieved it’s great great popularity in the late 19th and early 20th century. Artists and intellectuals of those times were the ones especially devoted to Absinthe. Many great works of contemporary art owe their existence to the mystery of the Green Fairy. Great names like Baudelaire, Manet, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Oscar Wilde, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, van Gogh, Gauguin and Picasso are found among these early adepts of Absinthe.

Source: Alandia World of Absinthe.

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  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    Simple and beautiful!
    Heel mooi Patje

  • Thanks lots John as always so appriciated your compliments and visits xx
    Dankje John het was een boeren markt met zoooo veel mooie groenten, broden enz…heerlijke plekken en niet alleen om te fotograferen vers gebakken brood is zooo yummy!

    – patjila

  • highbeam
    highbeamabout 3 years ago

    The primary ingredient in Absinthe is wormwood, due to its psychoactive traits, and is commonly imparted by an infusion (or steeping) much like a tea. The fennel, which imparts an anise like flavor, should be considered a secondary part of the drink, for it is used as in the herbal sachet… the part of the flavoring to get beyond the flavor of wormwood itself. I make a fresh batch of it every year for Halloween. Take care Annet.

  • Hi Russell thank you for correcting me. One thing I’m sure of I like Absinthe in total….

    – patjila

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    nice work

  • thankyou so much Sylvia :)

    – patjila

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    Ah! Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder_. A marvellous capture of this very useful plant, Annet.
    Try using it in coleslaw. Here’s
    coleslaw.php the recipe. Most tasty!

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    Darn! The link didn’t work! I’ll send it to you.

  • Thank you lots Mike got the recipe, will try it and tell you, great idea so thoughtful of you!!

    – patjila

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 3 years ago

    I have often loked at this, but never tried it!! Great shot , lovely fresh colour!!

  • Hi Sharona thank you :) I would like to encourage you just try it it’s delicious and there are lots of recipes for it.

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    I thought Absinthe was a drink! You’d never manage to drink that lot through a straw!
    Bonnie capture Annet :o) xx

  • Yes it’s a drink Absinthe and a strong one..cheers and welcome the green fairy XD ehh with a straw I think I will pass that XD xx

    – patjila

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Dawn happy you like the white bulbs :))

    – patjila

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxabout 3 years ago

    Dat belooft een lekker gerecht te worden….
    Simply, but beautiful! Prachtig neergezet!
    Groeten en fijne dag!
    Hans. xxx

  • Hi Hans Dankjewel ja venkel is lekkerrrr en het drankje erg sterk…plus gif groen.. ik drink het niet vaak (heb het gehad in Parijs een beetje die grote jongens zoals Gauguin and Picasso nadoen… vind het wel errug lekker heb alleen de green fairy niet gezien hoor :)
    Eenheel fijn weekend xx

    – patjila

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64about 3 years ago

    Splendid shot, my friend ! ..Jozef

  • Cheers Jozef thank you so much for your lovely compliment :) I raise my glass with the green fluid :)

    – patjila

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