Wild Food Diaries

Edible wild plants and game

Bramble

Bramble

6th May 2013 The Bramble or Blackberry Rubus fructicosus is, like the Nettle, and completely undervalued plant.  Most people at some point have picked blackberries from the hedgerow, although even this is sadly dying out, but otherwise the plant is viewed as a complete nuisance.
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Star Grass

Star Grass

29th April 2013 This morning I spotted the young growth coming through of my all time favourite plant  Woodruff  Galium odoratum so I’ve decided to post this information which originally appeared in our newsletter last year.
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Preserving by fermenting

Preserving by fermenting

25th April 2013 With everything now playing catch up and an abundance of spring plants available, over the next few days we will look at different ways of making the most of the glut of wild plants by preserving them.  Today we will look at a method called lacto-fermentation.
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In search of St George

In search of St George

23rd April 2013 Happy St George’s day. In honour of the patron saint I decided to have a hunt for a mushroom named because it is traditionally out on St George’s day,  St. George’s mushroom diflucan price Calocybe gambosa.
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Wood sour

Wood sour

22nd April 2013 Wood Sorrel (or Wood Sour) Oxalis acetosella is a perennial plant that can be found all year round, but the cold and snow this year had meant in our Oxford woods this plant had disappeared this winter. Normally the vibrant pale green new growth would have been around for a couple of
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Silver and Gold

Silver and Gold

20th April 2013 Another plant appearing on the chalk downland but can also be found in other grassland, the edges of arable field, roadsides, dunes and although it likes chalky soil it can be found elswhere, it is Silverweed Potentilla anserina. or though it is now sometimes being described as Argen
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Oseille

Oseille

17th April 2013 This milder weather and little bit of sunshine over the last few days has really kick-started everything into action. Literally in the last few days the Blackthorn blossom has opened, the leaves are starting to show on the Hawthorn, Lesser Celandine and Dandelions are in full flower
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What's out and about?

What's out and about?

10th April 2013 Apologies for the lack of entries in the Wild Food Diaries for the last week or so, we’ve been out running bushcraft courses continually for the last 10 days or so, but to make up for it here’s a round up of what’s out and about in the foraging world for this [&hell
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