Tag - Hedgerows

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Hops And Hop Shoots

hopsthumb.jpgMay 2011 - I found some hops growing wild in a hedgerow. It's a little early to be looking to harvest the fragrant flowers, but in spring, the tender shoots are available to pick as a green vegetable.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


whitebeamthumb.jpgUrban foraging in the historic market town of Wymondham, Norfolk, I found a number of street-planted Whitebeam trees, heavy with loads of really plump fruits.

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Friday, August 20, 2010


raspberriesthumb.jpgOur holiday in the Highlands of Scotland in August 2010 was very productive time for foraging - one of the most plentiful wild food resources was raspberries.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009


dewberrythumb.JPGJuly 2009 - A trip to Old Winchester Hill in the South Downs - chalk downland is a good place to find dewberries.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cherry Plums

cherryplumthumb.JPGJuly 2009 - last year was disappointing for wild plums, but the trees are more than making up for it this year - including enormous crops of cherry plums.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Elderflower Fizz

elderflowerthumb.JPGJune 2009 - Elder trees here have produced a real profusion of bloom this year. I'm going to try making a real old-fashioned favourite - Elderflower Fizz

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Monday, September 15, 2008


hawthornthumb.jpgSeptember 2008 - There's a very heavy crop of Hawthorn fruits this year - but how can this abundance be put to good use?

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Blackberry And Apple Crumble

crumble1.JPGAugust 2008 - This summer's crop of blackberries has started well and looks like it's going to continue in like manner.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Rose Hips

rosehipthumb.JPGAugust 15 2008 - We tried walking the Hamble Valley Strawberry Trail from Hamble Point up to Manor Farm, but kept getting lost. Fortunately, our random detours took us past some great wild food resources - some nice blackberries, a row of wild plum trees heavy with fruit and a planted rose hedge bearing lots of ripe rose hips.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Preserving Wild Plums

prunesthumb.JPGPeople have been drying fruit for storage for millennia - and probably the most familiar dried fruit - at least in Britain - is the prune. Prunes are just dried plums - how hard can it be to make them? Let's find out...

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