Wild Food Diaries

Edible wild plants and game

Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

At this time of year (beginning of May) there are still some of the early spring flowers still around and the late spring flowers are just starting to appear, so now is a perfect time to add some colour to your salads or like the top restaurants use as a elegant but tasty garnish to […]
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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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Elder Champagne

Elder Champagne

1st July 2013 Summer wouldn’t be complete without making Elderflower champagne. As we mentioned yesterday there seems to be an abundance of Elderflowers this year so why not have a go at making this or one of several Elderflower recipes. Wild Food Foraging course –  Our countryside is p
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Syrups

Syrups

13th June 2013 Earlier we looked at preserving using lacto-fermentation. Another way of harnessing the flavours of plants is by making syrups. Although they won’t last indefinitely they are simple and cheap to make and if made correctly will keep for some while, especially unopened, allowing y
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Catch Up

Catch Up

11th June 2013 Firstly apologies for the lack of diary entries over the last month, things have certainly been a bit hectic.  Since the last entry nearly a month ago we have had a heady mix of sunshine and rain and things are starting to get back on track after the late start following a […]
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Whitlow Pepperwort

Whitlow Pepperwort

15th May 2013 The Sloe blossom is now falling from the trees, the Cow Parsley is in full flower, the Hawthorn blossom is about to explode into flower at any moment and the Elder flower buds are developing. All this heralds that spring is advancing towards summer and a sign that the countryside has
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Wayside Nibbles

Wayside Nibbles

8th May 2013 As well as collecting wild foods to take home and incorporate into a meal or process into a usable product, nothing quite beats just nibbling on things as you are out and about, as wayside snacks. Don’t forget you can also join one of our foraging course to learn more interesting
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Fireweed

Fireweed

7th May 2013 Learn more wild food foraging skills in one of our foraging course in the UK. There are about 10 species of willowherb that grow in the UK and most of them can be used to provide salad leaves or greens when they are young. The one that people are most familiar with […]
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