Bushcraft Recipe

Tasty recipes for out in the woods

Hedgerow Fruit Leather

Hedgerow Fruit Leather

Haw & apple fruit leather At this time of year the hedgerow is plentiful with fruits and berries, but not before long this years bounty will soon be past its best and so ways of preserving it so that it may be enjoyed long after the last has fallen from the hedgerow is a great […]
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Jerky

Jerky

References to drying meat to preserve it can traced back to ancient Egypt but undoubtedly goes back much, much earlier than that.   These days there are two forms of dried meat that are readily available; Biltong which comes from South Africa and the American Jerky.
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Woodsman’s Coffee

Woodsman’s Coffee

The origins of the ever popular campfire coffee has its roots right back in the early harvesting of wild beans and then cultivation in Ethiopia from where it spread across the middle east. By the 15th and 16th century there were numerous coffee houses across the region with the drink even being in
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Rosehip honey

Rosehip honey

In this blog we are going to have a look at rosehip honey. Many of you may of heard of rosehip syrup, well this is something very similar. The main difference lays in the consistency, we are looking to produce something a little thicker so we can spread it on anything for a little sweetness, from [
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Partridge Recipe

Partridge Recipe

September the 1st marked the opening of the shooting season for partridge in the UK, so now three weeks in to the season they are readily available in game dealers and good butchers.  Although they are not massive (you’ll need one bird per person) the meat is sweet and delicately flavoured.
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Acorn Bannock

Acorn Bannock

Following on from our last blog where Joe looked at processing greater reed mace for its year round carbohydrate content this week I intend to work through a simple process that leaves acorns in a tasty and nutritional state.
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Haw Tincture

Haw Tincture

This year has been an exceptional year for nearly all wild fruit and nuts and the hawthorn is no exception.  With miles and miles of hawthorn hedgerow in this country haws are an almost in exhaustible resource and there are are numerous ways of utilising them, some of which have already been featur
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Banana Damper Bread

Banana Damper Bread

Whilst nattering around the camp fire one evening, the finer points of damper bread were being discussed. It was mentioned & maybe you have heard, or even tried this to, that there is enough moisture in a banana to make one damper bread. This thought stayed with me & those that know me reali
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Hard Tack Biscuits

Hard Tack Biscuits

With the Sweden canoe trip fast approaching I wanted to make some traditional style food to take along with me. One of the items I am taking is hard tack biscuits, you may have heard of these as a sailor’s worst nightmare as on long sea voyages they were among some of the only food […]
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Cat-tail Pollen

Cat-tail Pollen

Foraging is about using the plants and fungi etc. that are locally and seasonally available. Sometimes if you’re in the right place at just the right time, an opportunity presents itself. One such opportunity arose at the weekend as I was camped near a water body the banks of which were covere
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