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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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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Linden Tea

Linden Tea

Linden tea is a potent tea with a delicate sweet fragrant floral taste made from the light yellow dried or fresh flowers of the lime tree. It is mainly used for its herbal medicinal properties of which some of these benefits include; help with insomnia,...

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Elder Flower Champagne

Elder flower Champagne

What you will need to make 20 litres A brewing bucket that holds 20 litres Plastic bottles to hold 20 litres Sterilising solution Large wooden spoon Tea towel A grater Muslin cloth A funnel A Jug Plastic sieve Juicer   Ingredients 20 large heads of fresh elder...

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