Tag - Summer

Entries feed

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.

Continue reading...

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.

Continue reading...

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.

Continue reading...

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.

Continue reading...

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.

Continue reading...

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.

Continue reading...

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.

Continue reading...

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.

Continue reading...

Sunday, August 21, 2011


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.

Continue reading...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


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.

Continue reading...

- page 2 of 6 -