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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wild Blackcurrants

blackcurrantsthumb.jpgDuring a very productive foraging walk in Flowerdale Forest, Wester Ross, in a damp and shady wooded area, we came across a number of blackcurrant bushes in full fruit.

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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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Friday, July 2, 2010


walnutsthumb.JPGWalnut trees are not uncommon on chalk downland in the South of England - I found some at St Catherines Hill near Winchester.

It's not going to be easy to beat the squirrels when the nuts are fully mature, but in early summer when they're stlll soft and green, they can be gathered for pickling.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010


limpetsthumb.JPGWe took a day trip to Lulworth cove - the sea is beautifully clean and clear here, making it a good place to forage for shellfish. Let's try eating limpets...

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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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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Nettle Gnocchi - A Wild Food Recipe

gnocchithumb.JPGStinging nettles are normally a wild vegetable for the springtime and early summer, but you can sometimes find them out of season

That's what I did - and I used them to make nettle gnocchi

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Brown Shrimp

brownshrimpthumb.JPGA couple of trips to East Wittering, Bracklesham Bay - in search of the brown shrimp.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Field Mushrooms

fieldmushroom3.JPGAnother bit of urban foraging - we found a local recreation ground covered with rings of superb, delicious field mushrooms.

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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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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Chinese Bramble

chinesebramblethumb.JPGThis is urban foraging, rather than true wild food, but it's still a great free food resource - the Chinese Bramble.

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