Ground Elder – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

Medieval monks cultivated ground elder as a medicinal plant, but it later earned a reputation of a nuisance weed thanks to its rapid growth. Is there any redemption for this once useful wild edible? Scientific Name Aegopodium podagraria. Family Apiaceae. Botanical Description The plant forms a creeping, pale green carpet across the ground. The oval-shaped … Read more

Ground Elder & Chicken Patties

The Ground Elder (Aegopodium podagraria) with its shiny young leaves is beginning to wake up. I love her lemony, herby taste and having suddenly got into a “frying phase” having never really been a fan of fried foods (other than an occasional egg) I’ve been experimenting. Ground Elder traditionally goes well stuffed or rolled in … Read more

Ground Elder Quiche

Ground elder (Aegopodium podagraria) leaves are best picked when then are very young and have a shiny green to them, rather than the matt leaves that develop as the plant matures. One of my favourite wild greens, its flavour only really comes out when it is cooked or marinated. This ground elder quiche recipe tastes … Read more

Ground Elder Gazpacho Soup

I try and eat as much of my wild edible plants in their raw state as possible. In this wonderful raw Ground Elder recipe, the vibrant flavour of Ground Elder (Aegopodium podagraria) goes perfectly with the Nettles (Urtica dioica). Ground Elder Soup Recipe Ingredients 1 handful of Ground Elder leaves 10 Nettle tops 4 medium … Read more

Ground Elder & Tempeh Recipe

This Ground Elder Tempeh Recipe (Aegopodium podagraria) is a current staple wild food for my family at the moment. It’s prolific, and well worth harvesting. Try my quick vegetarian ground elder recipe, that I rustled up last night. Ground Elder Tempeh Recipe Ingredients 2 good handfuls of ground elder leaves (stalks removed) 1 block of … Read more

Eatweeds Foraging Guide Books

Ash A 62-page PDF notebook covering the food, medicine and folklore. Comes with 11 full-colour photos to help make identification easy. View Notebook Beech A 50-page PDF notebook covering the food, medicine and folklore. Comes with 16 full-colour photos to help make identification easy. View Notebook Bramble A 37-page PDF notebook covering the food, medicine … Read more

40 Wild Edible Plants in the Carrot Family

This is a list of wild edible plants in the Carrot, Apiaceae, Umbelliferae family that have historically been used as food. It is for information, education and research purposes only. If you wish to experiment with these species you must do further research in order to find out how to cook and prepare the plants as … Read more

Wild Plants A to Z

Alexanders Read more Angelica Read more Ash Read more Beech Read more Bramble or Blackberry Read more Burdock Read more Chickweed Read more Cleavers Read more Daisy Read more Dandelion Read more Dock Read more Elder Read more Fat Hen Read more Field Bindweed Read more Garlic Mustard Read more Ground Elder Read more Guelder … Read more

6  Wild Greens Soup

With an abundance of wild green in the hedgerow at the moment, I felt compelled by my bones to make a tasty spring time wild greens soup. Gathering an equal amount of cleavers, wood avens, dandelion, ramsons, lesser celandine, and ground elder I came up with this natty little wild greens recipe. Wild Soup Recipe: Ingredients … Read more

Wild Greens With Spiced Tahini Rice

I’ve been on tour teaching foraging courses in Edinburgh and York, and return to Devon knackered. I don’t feel like spending hours in my friend’s kitchen. I live nowhere, even if that is hard for folk to get their head around in this modern world. As a result I quickly rustle up a nourishing rice … Read more

Sorrel and Wild Green Tartlets

It’s been a grey, overcast day as I gather sorrel and other wild edible greens during a short walk to stretch my legs. Back home in the kitchen, I want something that’s quick, delicious and warming. Well, look no further than this sorrel and wild green recipe. Perfect for that drizzly spring day. I often … Read more