Forage of the Month- February/March

Forage of the Month- February/March

Early Greens Soon we’ll be entering what’s known as the hungry gap (which lasts from March to May), when cultivated local veg are scarce. We’ll be relying mainly on stored roots and squash from last year, or on imported veg. But look a bit closer and...
Forage of the Month- December

Forage of the Month- December

King Alfred’s Cakes At this time of year there’s not so much around to forage, but these are a favourite for fire-making. I always keep an eye open for them when I’m out in the winter woods. Their Latin name is Daldinia concentrica and if you break...
Forage of the Month- November

Forage of the Month- November

Rosehip Vinegar This is a favourite, super-easy recipe. It comes from ‘Hedgerow Medicine’ by friends Julie and Matthew Bruton-Seal. Recipes for rose hip syrup abound…but if you want to preserve their goodness without using sugar this is the recipe...
Forage of the Month- May/June

Forage of the Month- May/June

Elderflower Fritters Pick your elderflowers on a calm, sunny day when the buds are freshly open, before the petals brown around the edges. This is when they’re most flavoursome. Lightly shake them to release any small insects, then snip off the larger stalks....
Forage of the Month- February

Forage of the Month- February

Bramble Tips In early spring when there’s little to forage that’s edible, bramble tips are abundant. These small buds will become new shoots and leaves as the spring progresses. Since bramble plants are invasive in their growing habit, there’s no...
Forage of the Month -October

Forage of the Month -October

Beech Nuts Beech trees are beautiful for so many reasons! Their nuts (known as beech mast) are edible, and taste like a cross between a pine nut and a hazelnut and they’re delicious roasted. The trees are dropping their nuts now, so it’s the time to go...