Category Archives: foraging

Bullace or sloe?

There’s a lane which runs down the side of my housing estate and is a cornucopia of goodies for the forager. At the moment, that means haws, so today I went with my basket to collect some in order to … Continue reading

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No qualms whatsoever!

A friend yesterday identified what I thought was a hawthorn bush at the back of the garden as cotoneaster! Just as well I didn’t pick the berries and make jelly, although in all probability they are not that toxic. But … Continue reading

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Elderberries

Until this year, I had had no idea that there were elders in my vicinity, otherwise I would have foraged from them sooner. But on Monday, I took myself off with my foraging basket and made my way to the … Continue reading

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Curd: a tale of many plusses

Very close to us there are blackberries enough to feed both man and beast quite substantially. With the fruit ripening earlier this year (because of the hot weather), I therefore decided to try out a recipe in order to use … Continue reading

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Rewilding

My current read is Feral by George Monbiot, which discusses his vision for returning the uplands of Britain, such as Snowdonia and the North York Moors, to a more natural state, put in simplistic terms. In a post I wrote … Continue reading

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The rain keeps running away

On Tuesday, there was an horrific multiple pile-up on the M62, which had major repercussions for getting home that evening. So, I eventually got off the standstill bus and ran to the train station. I got even more exercise by … Continue reading

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Ground elder

The warmer weather seems to have galvanised me into working (willingly) in the garden again. Thus, yesterday the first of the bean poles went up and then I wandered round my budding mini forest. It certainly does feel increasingly like … Continue reading

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