Friday, August 28, 2015
By Mike on Friday, August 28, 2015, 15:32
During a short coastal break in Cornwall, I found many of my favourite and familiar wild foods - including some lovely mussels.
NB: This article contains an important addendum about safety. Please read in full before doing any of the things described here.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
By Mike on Saturday, June 14, 2014, 20:49
On a baking hot, humid spring day, we visited Lepe Beach for a picnic lunch and a walk along the shore.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
By Mike on Sunday, June 9, 2013, 21:50
A beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon, so we decided to do a little coastal foraging and beachcombing from Hill Head along to Meon Shore.
This is the fourth in a series of articles, exploring the Solent shoreline and immediately adjacent lands.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
By Mike on Thursday, September 22, 2011, 23:41
September 2011 - I went for a walk along Portchester shore where I sampled the surprising and delightful berries of a common seaside shrub - Sea Buckthorn.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
By Mike on Saturday, July 30, 2011, 12:53
Taking a walk along the sea front at Hill Head on a warm summer evening, I found wild radishes growing on the shingle banks.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
By Mike on Saturday, April 30, 2011, 19:54
April 2011 - I spent the day with friends at Lulworth Cove and got my boat tangled up in some floating Thongweed - it seemed like a good opportunity to snag some for experimental use in the kitchen.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
By Mike on Sunday, April 10, 2011, 20:54
We're in Minehead, Somerset, and there is a great abundance of a particular wild food that I've often seen, but never tried - because the time or season hasn't been right, but this time, it's fresh and available - it's Alexanders.
Friday, August 27, 2010
By Mike on Friday, August 27, 2010, 22:06
August 2010 - It may look pretty unpromising - and the common name ('floating gutweed') even worse, but this common seaweed - found mainly in rock pools toward the high tide mark - is edible and tasty.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
By Mike on Thursday, August 26, 2010, 23:47
While enjoying a sunny day on the beach at a sandy bay in Gairloch, on holiday in the Highlands of Scotland, we stumbled upon some cockles completely by accident.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
By Mike on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 22:31
In a previous article, I speculated that it might be possible to cook limpets long and slow, to tenderise them - my holiday in the Highlands of Scotland in August 2010 offered the perfect opportunity to test this hypothesis.