Forage of the Month – May

Forage of the Month – 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 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 is often...
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- 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...