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Friday, August 28, 2015


mussels2thumb.jpgDuring 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.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Exploring The Solent Shore - Lepe Beach

solentshore6thumb.jpgOn a baking hot, humid spring day, we visited Lepe Beach for a picnic lunch and a walk along the shore.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Exploring The Solent Shore - Hill Head To Meon Shore

solentshore4thumb.jpgA 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.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sea Buckthorn

seabuckthornthumb.jpgSeptember 2011 - I went for a walk along Portchester shore where I sampled the surprising and delightful berries of a common seaside shrub - Sea Buckthorn.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wild Radish

wildradishthumb.jpgTaking a walk along the sea front at Hill Head on a warm summer evening, I found wild radishes growing on the shingle banks.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011


thongweedthumb.jpgApril 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.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011


alexandersthumb.jpgWe'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.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Seaweed - Enteromorpha Intestinalis

seaweedthumb.jpgAugust 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.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010


cocklesthumb.jpgWhile 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.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Limpets - Another Try

limpets2thumb.jpgIn 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.

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