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Oh My God Those Creamed Nettles Are Amazing!

Creamed

Creamed nettles are one of my pet specialities. I’ve been eating this dish regularly for the last 3 years when I chanced upon the idea while staring at a rather nice gammon steak one Winters day. Now before anyone starts whining at me for posting a nettle recipe in June…Read more…

Sauteed Hogweed Leaf Stalks With Nettles & Wild Garlic

Hogweed Recipe
The young hogweed leaf stalks and nettle tips are at their peak at the moment with regards the freshest, youngest greens. Hogweed is a plant that I have a lot of respect for, it is one of the true gourmet wild edibles, and it is well worth spending the time learning how to identify hogweed.Read more…

Listening to the trees talking

Listening to the trees talking…

Over the weekend the anarchists came to stay.

Who could imagine that a couple of wild urchins aged two and four years old could cause such chaos in my house.

When I entered the living room arms brimming with plants, it was as if a burglar had deliberately trashed my pad.

My bliss-companion had been doing what she does best… child centred play.Read more…

Elderberry & Nettle Honey Elixir

Elderberry & Nettle Honey Elixir

With Autumn definitely on its way, and the sun starts setting early, now is the perfect time to give you body a boost with this delicious, nourishing and health-boosting elixir.

I’ve been making it for quite a few weeks using dried elderberries from last year, and dried nettle that I had gathered this Spring. I have to say that I can’t keep my hand out the fridge with this one. With no sugar and only the scrummy, warming flavour of organic honey to sweeten it, even the most risk-averse inner child (or outer one for that matter) will love it!Read more…

Nettle & Barley Risotto

Nettle Risotto Recipe

The oldest recorded recipe in Britain according to the Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff is one for nettle pudding, consisting of not surprisingly nettle with barley. They claim it to be 8,000 years old!

Taking this for inspiration I decided to create a nettle risotto using barley instead of rice, to which I added ramsons (wild garlic), and kelp seaweed.Read more…

Noble Nettle Gruel

Noble Nettle Gruel Recipe

Gruel down the centuries gets a bad rap, courtesy of super snobs with their pretentious pontificating on what deems ‘good taste’. The phrase ‘food fascists’ comes to mind.

I mean let’s face it, oysters used to be seen as food for the poor back in the 1800s, spat on by those who in their delusion think they are our masters and betters when it comes to ‘ taste & culture’.Read more…

Wild Garlic, Nettle & Bittercress Pesto

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Something to the quality of Land changes when the first shoots of Wild Garlic start sprouting forth. To the novice in the very early stages they can appear indistinguishable from the poisonous Lords and Ladies, also known as Cuckoo-pint….Read more…

Nettle & Chorizo Tapas

Nettle Tapas Recipe

I always encourage folks to create simple, tapas style dishes when creating wild food recipes. Here’s a Stinging Nettle recipe I came up with the other day that worked a treat.Read more…