Category Archives: foraging

Native bluebells?

This morning, whilst picking nettles for soup and cordial in a lane (bridleway) just by my house, I noticed some bluebells. My first thought was one of dismay, that Spanish bluebells were everywhere. However, I’m not so sure they are … Continue reading

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Is it Friday?

What with the half term school holidays and the days getting shorter, I haven’t been doing a lot in the garden this week. Or more accurately, anything. That is not to say there has been no activity.  I’m so pleased … Continue reading

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Flops and flowers

Having run out of jars for the kimchi I made last Sunday, I had to get a bit creative with what was in my food cupboard this afternoon. I needn’t have bothered, though, as the cabbage had developed a mound … Continue reading

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The last of the blackberries

After the blackberry coulis instead of jam incident the other week I was determined to have another go before it was too late for 2016. So, after school on Monday I took my daughter foraging in the country park behind … Continue reading

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The sheep on the right

At last, the long-awaited day of foraging with a similar-minded friend arrived today. We went to three different spots in all and I collected 2.5 kg of rosehips, a kilo of blackberries and a bag of nettles. I’ve already started … Continue reading

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A Bank Holiday by the seaside

On Sunday, we arrived in Scarborough to rain and pullover temperatures. Notwithstanding, coming from the seaside myself, I know the only way to live is to challenge the elements rather than be beaten by them. In any case, had we … Continue reading

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