Bushcraft Recipe

Tasty recipes for out in the woods

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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Making your own tea blend.

Making your own tea blend.

We are at the prime time of year for gathering young fresh spring time leaves for drying and creating our own tea blends. The following is a simple but effective way of processing nettle leaves to make your own nutritious and tasty green tea dry store – collected on mass now this can see you [&hel
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Quick, quick, sloe!

Quick, quick, sloe!

The end of October after the first frost is typically the time to collect sloes to make sloe gin. This year has been a mixed year for sloes, some hedgerows  seem to have a good crop whilst others have nothing, in additon we had a frost (in this part of the country at least) quite […]
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Bear’s Nectar

Bear’s Nectar

The Elder is still in full flower and certainly in this part of the country they’ve had a few days of sunshine on them. So this is the perfect time to have a go at this recipe for an Elderflower Meade,  devised from our very own hedgerow hooch guru……Matt Adams, fondly known as Mat
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Making and using a Hay Box to cook in

Making and using a Hay Box to cook in

The hay box method of slow cooking food is essentially the predecessor to our modern day Crock-Pots, Thermos flasks and electric slow cookers. So why bother stowing the slow cooker and going all ‘primitive’? How about quartering your fuel consumption (whether gas/ electric at home or those stick
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Gulkand

Gulkand

30th June 2013 As we move into mid summer the large creamy clusters of the Elderflower seem particularly abundant this year and have been out for a few weeks but there are still some in bud stage ready to open so they will be available for a while yet, more on them tomorrow.  Out at […]
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Spruce Beer

Spruce Beer

12th June 2013 At this time of year the young growth on the conifers has reached its maximum size but it still a vivid, bright lime green colour and hasn’t started to darken and harden. This is when it’s at it’s best for using.  Learn wild food cookery in one of our  foraging c
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Noyau

Noyau

2nd May 2013 Having grown up in and around the Chiltern Hills the vibrant, lime green leaves of the Beech Fagus sylvatica at this time of year have been a favourite nibble since childhood, and the incredible colour as the sunlight comes through the almost translucent leaves, on a day like today espe
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Spring Greens Quiche

Spring Greens Quiche

21st April 2013 This wild food foraging recipe can be adapted to what’s available but is perfect for incorporating all the wonderful spring greens that are finally in abundance at the moment.
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Wild garlic

Wild garlic

16th April 2013 A walk this weekend to some damp shady woods where you know Bluebells to grow could find the ground covered in a dense carpet of the lush green leaves of Wild Garlic or Ramsoms Allium ursinum. Appearing early to mid March till the beginning of June there is every chance that you [&he
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