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Wordless Wednesday – Foraging for sweet chestnuts in Hatfield Forest

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Elderflower and Lemon Curd – Rapture!

With the hedgerows billowing under the weight of scented, frothy white elderflowers (Sambucus nigra), it’s obviously time to get cracking on a few brews of elderflower champagne and/or elderflower cordial. However, in my ongoing search for foraged food ideas I’d … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Plantlife’s #NoMowMay

Why not quit mowing your lawn (or a part of it) for the rest of May? Links below: #NoMowMay #WorldBeeDay #ScareMow

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Foraged blossom, stone fruit syrup and sticky date cake

I love this time of year, when the hedgerows around about become billowing white clouds of stone fruit blossom: Damsons, gages, bullace, wild plums and sloes. It is very transient, but beautiful. A while ago I wrote a post sharing … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Sadie, the foraging dog

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Wordless Wednesday – Fragrant wild strawberries

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Blackberrying … followed by ice cream

Nobody in the lane, and nothing, nothing but blackberries, Blackberries on either side, though on the right mainly, A blackberry alley, going down in hooks, and a sea Somewhere at the end of it, heaving. Blackberries Big as the ball … Continue reading

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Bad Foraging

A couple of weeks ago we met up with some old friends for lunch and since we were converging from a number of locations we ended up driving cross-country to get there. En-route I noticed a couple of large patches … Continue reading

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Fresh beech leaves – a forager’s delight

With the bright frosty starts we’ve been having this last week, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to take Sadie for a walk on Therfield Heath and check out the progress of the wild pasque flower colony growing there. It … Continue reading

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