Tag - Spring

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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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Friday, May 18, 2012


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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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rose Petals

rosepetalsthumb.jpgMay 2011 - Wild roses are in full and copious bloom. Let's see what we can do with rose petals.

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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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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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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wild Asparagus

asparagusthumb.jpgMay/June 2010 - I picked some spears of wild asparagus from a salt marsh on the Hamble - after what turned out to be a very long wait.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Beech Leaves

beechleavesthumb.JPGI went out for a walk at Crab Wood, near Winchester - chiefly to enjoy the bluebells, but I came home with a bag full of beech leaves, to try making beech leaf gin.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lime Leaves

limeleavesthumb.JPGMay 2010 - Spring has finally arrived and the trees are starting to leaf out - the young leaves of Lime trees are supposedly edible - let's give them a try..

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