Tag Archives: foraging

Over 60

Robin Harford is a forager who I receive regular newsletters from. In his most recent he mentioned that the average person eats a range of 20-30 plant foods. I presume that is in say a year rather than in one … Continue reading

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Upcycling with the WI

My sister has long been a member of the Women’s Institute but I had never thought of it as an organisation that would be of interest to me. That is, until one of the members of my Knit and Natter … Continue reading

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2016 in review

Over the last twelve months, I have been keeping a record of the approximate amount of money I’ve saved by growing my own. At first glance, the figures may seem a little disappointing at just over £100. The figures would … Continue reading

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I couldn’t help it!

Yesterday was spent on and around the North York Moors and even my daughter agreed it was a very good day out! The idea for the day had started with finding a star-gazing event at Sutton Bank. So, it seemed logical to find … 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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Ever heard of bilberries?

As if my weekend couldn’t get any better, we took a trip to Brimham Rocks today. I’d always imagined them to be like many other rocks, in that they would be just one lump of rock on the edge of a hillside.  … Continue reading

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An unexpected forage (cherries)

Today was one of those perfect days when everything seemed to go right and then some! Friends visited us in our village and we showed them around the community orchard, which I have hardly been to myself… It’s that on-your-doorstep … Continue reading

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Plant identification workshop

Last year, I made a mistake in thinking that cow parsley was elderflower. Thankfully, cow parsley is not hemlock, both of which, along with elder, are part of the umbellifer family. And once I realised the dangers of foraging without … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Not so thornless 

Hanging out the washing today reminded me of when I lived in Greece. Hot and dry – brilliant for washing. Not so fab when you’re trying to dig out dandelions, which was another job on the list. Maybe it’s my … Continue reading

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