Sunday, August 25, 2013
By Mike on Sunday, August 25, 2013, 23:45
August 2013 - Blackberries are in season, and they're very good again this year.
I picked some and used them to make blackberry vinegar - it's a simple, delicious and useful way of preserving the lovely aroma and flavour of blackberries for use all year round.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
By Mike on Saturday, August 24, 2013, 19:35
August 2013 - This rich, chewy carrot, apple and raisin filled cake doesn't contain eggs or added fat.
It's also a great source of dietary fibre, as it's based on wheat bran, soaked in cider.
Monday, August 19, 2013
By Mike on Monday, August 19, 2013, 23:55
19 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.
By Mike on Monday, August 19, 2013, 20:53
I'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.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By Mike on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 22:06
Behold! This is Bacon Sugar!
Monday, August 12, 2013
By Mike on Monday, August 12, 2013, 22:46
Bilberries are good this year - let's take a look at a couple of uses for this plant - Bilberry Tart and Bilberry Leaf Tea.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
By Mike on Saturday, July 27, 2013, 21:57
Here'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.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
By Mike on Saturday, July 20, 2013, 07:56
I'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.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
By Mike on Sunday, July 14, 2013, 20:44
July 2013 - Wild cherry is quite a common woodland tree, but frequently overlooked - let's take a closer look.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
By Mike on Saturday, June 15, 2013, 20:12
As you may already know, I love food - however, this means I have a tendency to pile on a few extra pounds.
Time to do something about that - and my plan is to try to restrict my food intake, but by volume - introducing the Little Lunchbox Plan.