Forage of the Month -April/May

Forage of the Month -April/May

Nettle Soup This is my favourite nettle soup recipe of all time. The green peas are the game changer: their creamy sweetness balances perfectly with the robust flavour of the nettles. Nettles are plentiful, easy to forage and packed full of nutrition. Pick the leaves...
Forage of the Month- March/April

Forage of the Month- March/April

Cleavers & nettle spring tonic This is my favourite thing to make as spring arrives. Cleavers and nettles make one of the best spring tonics: cleavers are great for the lymphatic system and nettles are full of nutrition. Cleavers has a lot of different names, but...
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- February

Forage of the Month- February

Early Greens (Photo top to bottom: ground ivy, 3-cornered leek, nettle tops (left), dandelion (right), cleavers)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...
Forage of the Month- June

Forage of the Month- June

Elderflower Cake The fragrant, frothy elder flowers are out now, a lovely sign of summer. Elderflower cordial recipes abound, so here’s a favourite recipe of mine for elderflower cake. I’ve adapted a vegan cake recipe for this too, which you’ll find...
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...