Tag - Summer

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rosebay Willowherb

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Rosebay Willowherb is a common plant of roadsides and riverbanks which has edible roots, stems and flowers.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Bilberries - And The Test Run Of The Berry Picker

bilberriesthumb.JPGAn outing to The Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead, Surrey, for a picnic lunch and a spot of berry picking. Bilberries are found in abundance here, and this trip has become an annual fixture for us.

This article originally written on June 29 2012 - Revisited Summer 2016 - with video.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Greengages

greengages5.jpgA bit of urban foraging right outside my workplace - I found a greengage tree.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Penny Bun Mushroom - AKA Cep, Porcini

cepthumb.jpgThe Penny Bun Mushroom (also known as Cep or Porcini) is possibly the most highly sought wild mushroom - I've picked it many times in the past, but for some reason, haven't written about it here, until now.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chickweed Pakora

chickweedpakorathumb.jpgOctober 2013 - Nearly everything in the vegetable garden has come to an end now... except the weeds.

So to make use of a lush carpet of chickweed that has taken over, here's a recipe for making it into spicy pakora fritters.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Sorrel

sorrelthumb.jpg19 August 2013 - Sorrel is a common plant of grazed or infrequently-mowed fields - I picked some lovely tangy sorrel leaves in a steeply sloping pasture in Somerset - just below Wimbleball Dam.

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Beefsteak Fungus

beefsteakthumb.jpgI've been keeping an eye out for Beefsteak Fungus for quite a long time now - and on a brief camping trip to Somerset, I found an almost perfect specimen.

Later, I found more of them in the New Forest.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Bilberry Pie And Bilberry Leaf Tea

bilberrypiethumb.jpgBilberries are good this year - let's take a look at a couple of uses for this plant - Bilberry Tart and Bilberry Leaf Tea.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Grasshoppers

grasshoppersthumb.jpgHere's something I've been putting off for a long while - deliberate consumption of insects.

But the time has come! - so I caught, fried and ate grasshoppers.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Garlic Mustard Seeds

garlicmustard3_thumb.jpgI've already given this plant (Garlic Mustard) two chances as a wild vegetable - and found it disappointing. Let's have one more go.

But this time, instead of the leaves, I'm going to try eating the ripe seeds.

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