I was nosing around the village early this morning and chanced upon a monster patch of Wild Strawberries (Fragaria vesca). The recent rain had made the fruits swell, and surprisingly they had not gone ‘pappy’ but tasted beautifully sweet. Time to go a gorging.
Today I decided to record what I foraged for my family’s supper. As you can see there’s quite a bit around at the moment, and I really don’t need to buy any vegetables as there is more than enough to feed us all.
A friend recently told me about a secret Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) tree in my neighbourhood. I knew the village, and roughly where it was. And so Zillah, me and our trusty Cairn terrier when off to stalk it.
Zillah and I were up in London the past few days visiting family and friends and doing a bit of ‘business’, talking and meeting people who are at the cutting edge of community healthcare using food and plants for healing.
While wandering around on the top of Putney Common looking out for wild edibles, we chanced upon a wonderfully abundant Cherry Plum tree. Literally dripping with fruit.
This week I discovered that the leaves of the Sea Aster (Aster tripolium) are edible. They have a very refreshing texture, and a lovely delicate flavour distinctly unique.
Just finished eating a wild sea beet & sorrel houmous with raw sprouted chickpeas and tahini, combined with ground cumin, olive oil and tamari.