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

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

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

Foragers’ Notebooks

The Past And Present Uses Of Wild Plants As Food And Medicine Get notified when new plant profiles are added, click here. Alexanders Burdock Campion Chickweed Cleavers Daisy Dandelion Dock Elder Garlic Mustard Gorse Ground Ivy Horseradish Lime Mallow Oak Oxeye Daisy Plantain Primrose Rosebay Willowherb Rosehip Saxifrage Scurvygrass Seabeet Seaweed Sorrel Sowthistle Stinging Nettle Violet … Read more


Plantopedia is a monthly, digital publication designed to help you become a safe, confident and knowledgeable forager. It is a series of notebooks on the past and present uses of wild plants as food and medicine, as well as their folklore. They also contain multiple high resolution photos to help you safely identify each plant. … Read more

EP15: The Handmade Apothecary

In this episode I talk with two amazing herbalists about why we need to build ‘health resilience’ using herbal medicine, in an age of NHS cuts and a national health crisis. When is the best time to self-medicate, and when should you visit the doctor? Why modern medicine isn’t always evil, and what our grandparents … Read more