Lardon Chase

After saying bye bye to our YHA at Streatley-on-Thames this morning, it seemed fitting to have a closer look at some woods we had discovered on Sunday.

We didn’t have a lot of time to explore but at last I found somewhere to forage for nettle leaves to make some soup and cordial.

It was a bit eerie walking when there were no other souls about. Usually, wherever we go, there is someone. However, a family did eventually come along and ask what we were going to do with the nettles. ‘Good luck’ was a pleasant response in comparison with what some might have said!

Anyway, I’m really pleased with what I’ve seen in this part of the world. We used to camp in Henley-on-Thames, a nearby town, when I was a kid but much of the area was completely new to me. Still is, but maybe we will come back one day…..

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
This entry was posted in In the kitchen, Social and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Lardon Chase

  1. Lovely thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  2. Lush .. I’m wondering what that nettle cordial tastes like ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I love to read about your own experiences and any other feedback you have, so look forward to your comments below.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s