Battered Dandelion Blossoms

This is a recipe I cook sometimes with either a sweet or savoury dip or sauce. Sometimes with honey, chocolate sauce, yogurt, cream or ice cream. Salt pepper, chilli, sweet chilli sauce, garlic mayo dip or as a side to a Chinese stir fry. They are tasty crunchy...

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Wild Garlic, Nettle and Walnut Pesto

  Ingredients Approx 250g wild garlic Approx150g nettle tops A pinch of sea or rock salt 200g parmigiano reggiano Approx 300ml of good quality olive oil 1-2 lemons (zest and juice) A good handful of foraged walnuts Crusty bread to serve Method Wash the garlic and nettle leaves and dry (use a salad spinner if...

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Nettle and Cream Cheese Pasta

Recipe Ingredients - serves 2 120g Nettle top's 200g cream cheese 1 small onion 1-2 chilli 2 x garlic cloves (or good handful of wild garlic stems) glug of olive oil. A good Knob of butter. 200g-300gof fresh pasta. A good pinch of sea salt. A twist or two of ground black pepper. Juice of one lemon. 1-2...

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Ground Elder, Watercress and Pea Soup

This lovely parsley and peppery tasting soup is one I put together at least once a week, when the Ground Elder and Watercress is about. It is full of green goodness! Watercress should only be foraged from a clean water source and should always be cooked...

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Himalayan-balsam

Himalayan Balsam

[foogallery id="538"] Common name: Himalayan Balsam Scientific name: Impatiens glandulifera This large, incredibly tasty, extremely invasive plant is in fact one of the most invasive plants we have in the UK. Now on Defras hit list. It is native to the Himalayas where it has traditionally been used...

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hawthorn ketchup

Hawthorn Ketchup

This is my take on hawthorn ketchup, spiced up slightly, this sauce goes well with cheese and compliments most meats. Recipe 500g hawthorn berries 100g sugar 300ml cider vinegar 300ml water 1tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1/4tsp hot chilli powder or 2 red birds eye chillis 3 cloves of garlic Method Put Hawthorn...

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Rosebay willow herb

Rosebay Willowherb

[foogallery id="536"] Common Name: Rosebay willowherb , Fireweed , Railway chrysanthemum, Bombsite weed, Poor man’s asparagus Scientific Name: Chamerion angustifolium Description Rosebay Willowherb is a tall straight plant that can grow to 5-6 foot in height. It has leaves that are green and long and lanceolate. The flowers are...

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Scarlet Elf Cup

Scarlet Elf Cup

[foogallery id="534"] Common Name: Scarlet elf cup: Scientific Name: Sarcocypha coccinea Editbility: YES Description These beautiful red crimson, cup shaped mushrooms can be found in very large numbers when established. They appear from December to April and grow on fallen dead wood usually covered in moss or hiding amongst the...

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