Tag - Summer

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Lime Flower Cordial

limeflowercordialthumb.jpg15 July 2013 - Another summer flower cordial - it's quick and easy to make using Lime flowers.

It can be diluted with still or sparking water to make a delicious summery drink, or can be frozen into ice cubes for flavouring other drinks.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wild Cherries

wildcherrythumb.jpgJuly 2013 - Wild cherry is quite a common woodland tree, but frequently overlooked - let's take a closer look.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Elderflower Cordial

elderflowercordialthumb.jpg30 June 2013 - This cordial captures the fragrant grape-like flavour of Elderflowers, but is much quicker and easier to make than Elderflower Fizz.

It can be diluted with still or sparking water to make a delicious summery drink, or can be used as a light syrup for fruit salads or cocktails.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Red Clover

redcloverthumb.jpg04 June 2013 - We took a pleasant evening stroll along footpaths through some local fields and picked some early flowers of Red Clover to make Red Clover Syrup.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ribwort Plantain Shoot Em Up

ribwortplantainthumb.jpgBack when I was a young lad, we didn't have computers, video games or the Internet

Instead, we had to play in a shared multiplayer fully-immersive actual-reality environment called 'outdoors'. Here's one of the things we used to do.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale)

bogmyrtlethumb.jpgThis summer of rain finally let up, so we headed off to the New Forest for a walk; I picked some Bog Myrtle to make Gale Beer.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Dandelions

dandelion1.jpgOur rabbit and guinea pigs love dandelions, especially the flowers - and I've always known they could be eaten by humans, just never really quite got around to trying them.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wall Pennywort

pennywortthumb.jpgWall Pennywort, also known as Navelwort, is a common plant on coastal cliffs, stone walls and banks, especially in the southwest of England.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Horseradish

horseradishthumb.jpgAll along a broad roadside verge near where I live, Horseradish grows - I've been noticing it for years, intending to forage some.

I finally got around to that - and picked some of the flowers to make fritters.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mulberries

mulberriesthumb.jpgThis is urban foraging, rather than true wild food, but it's still a great free food resource - Mulberries. Find some of these, and you're in for a real treat.

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