Sunday, November 1, 2009
By Mike on Sunday, November 1, 2009, 21:40
While I was preparing acorns for cakes on the previous page, I noticed their similarity to chickpeas in texture, flavour and consistency. I thought it would be interesting to try making them into a savoury snack - acorn falafel.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
By Mike on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 22:42
We were commissioned to make a traditional harvest celebration loaf for the harvest display at a local primary school - here's how we made it
Saturday, October 17, 2009
By Mike on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 20:47
There are dozens of different species of oak. Some produce acorns that are only edible to humans after processing to remove the bitter tannins, however, they're not all like that - so I set out to try eating some.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
By Mike on Thursday, October 8, 2009, 22:36
Beech nuts are in season - and this is one kind of nut I've never seen in the shops - so I went out to the woods gather some
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
By Mike on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 20:36
Spurred on by earlier positive results with edible acorns, I went back and picked a whole basketful - now to see what I can make with them - starting with a rich acorn gingerbread.
Friday, August 28, 2009
By Mike on Friday, August 28, 2009, 20:14
I visited some very old beech woods in the New Forest - and found oyster mushrooms growing on the fallen boughs.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
By Mike on Sunday, March 15, 2009, 21:11
"Kissing's out of season when Gorse is out of flower" - so they say. This is a wild food article about gorse flowers, which can be found at pretty much any time of year...
Friday, October 24, 2008
By Mike on Friday, October 24, 2008, 21:49
October 2008 - There have been a few frosts now and it's changed the wild food landscape a bit. There are still wild fruits that are now just reaching the right moment to pick - including some of the relatives of common Hawthorn.
Monday, September 15, 2008
By Mike on Monday, September 15, 2008, 21:33
September 2008 - There's a very heavy crop of Hawthorn fruits this year - but how can this abundance be put to good use?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
By Mike on Sunday, September 14, 2008, 23:51
The Amethyst Deceiver is a name that might conjure up images of a purple-clad comic-book villain. The truth is, it's a common edible mushroom.