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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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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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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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Monday, April 25, 2011

Experiments With Dandelion Seeds

dandelionoilthumb.jpgDandelions are related to sunflowers. Sunflower seeds are grown for their edible oil content.

Dandelions are edible... but do the seeds (much smaller than sunflower seeds) contain usable amounts of oil, and can I extract it?

(This article also includes an experiment in sprouting dandelion seeds as a micro-salad)

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Nettle Pudding And Nettle Burgers

nettlepuddingthumb.jpgThis is a wild food recipe for something called Nettle Pudding. You could think of it as a vegetarian version of Black Pudding or sausages - it's ideal for slicing and frying to form the hearty centre of a cooked breakfast, or it can be sliced thinly and used in sandwiches.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010


juniperthumb.JPGIn the last few days of this year (2010), I decided to make use of some Juniper berries that I picked whilst on holiday in Scotland back in the summer.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shaggy Inkcaps

shaggyinkcapthumb.jpgIf you're lucky enough to find a patch of these mushrooms, you're in for a treat. Shaggy Inkcaps are delicious, but are so delicate and ephemeral, you'll need to pick and cook them straight away.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Giant Puffball

giantpuffballthumb.jpgIn a grassy pasture at West Dean, Sussex, we found a giant puffball...

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Horse Mushrooms

horsemushroomthumb.jpgWe went to a Tomato Festival at West Dean. Arriving early, we were one of the first few cars in the parking field and we found some fantastic horse mushrooms.

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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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