Braised Dandelion Greens

Quick and nourishing, this dandelion greens recipe worked really well. The maple syrup offsets any bitterness, and the Korean red pepper flakes add a “to die for” additional flavour. Red chilli flakes won’t work nearly as well! Dandelions are one of my go-to plants. Simply because when I want a bit of wild nutrition they … Read more

Persian Nettle Stew

This plant-based stinging nettle recipe was inspired by my love of Persian food. I love culture-blending. Whether it is food, ideas or some other creative exploit. If foraging has taught me one thing, it is that Nature thrives on diversity. Ingredients 300g stinging nettle tops (the first 6 leaves) 400ml stock or seaweed broth 1g … 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

List of Edible Magnolia Flowers

According to Thomas Elpel in his fantastic book Botany in a Day (6th edition), there are 7 genera and about 220 species in the magnolia family. I have spent considerable time exploring which species have edible magnolia flowers. Below is a list of the ones that I have found in the ethnobotanical record. It is by … Read more

Braised Magnolia Flower Buds

Ingredients 2 tablespoons of Hikari koji miso (or another sweet miso) 100ml hot/boiled water 10 Edible magnolia flowers and/or buds. 1 tablespoon of olive oil Instructions Whisk the miso in with the hot water until it has thoroughly dissolved. Heat the olive oil, add the magnolia buds and very gently, fry for 1 minute. They … Read more

Magnolia Flower & Tempeh Dumplings

Ingredients 200g tempeh 2 tablespoons miso 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons mirin 50ml boiling water 80g edible magnolia flowers Instructions Cube the tempeh and put in a food processor. Pulse until it looks minced. Transfer to a bowl. In a jar (with a lid) combine the hot water, miso, sesame oil and mirin. Cap … Read more

Wild Mustard And Haricot Bean Sauce

I love creating dressings and sauces with beans. They add a delicious flavour and texture. Not forgetting their nutritional value! This wild mustard sauce recipe turned out well and was divine. Well, according to my partner that is. Goes perfect with my Wild Garlic And Cauliflower Cakes recipe. I was originally going to cannelloni beans, only to … Read more

Wild Garlic And Cauliflower Cakes With Wild Mustard Sauce

You can smell the wild garlic as you walk through the woods. Now (March), is the perfect time to be gathering it. The young tender wild garlic leaves are best, as they can get a bit tough as the plant matures into flower. Toasted rice powder is used a lot in Laos and Thailand where … Read more

Wild Garlic and Cashew Nut Pâté

With wild garlic sprouting forth at the moment, I wanted to experiment with using fermented juices from sauerkraut, kimchi etc. to see how they change the flavour profile of my wild food recipes. This is a simple, modest plant-based dish, but it turned out well. The cashew nuts add a sweetness to the pate, so … Read more

Try These Delicious Wild Garlic Recipes

Traditional and Modern Use of Wild Garlic Wild Garlic: Frequently Asked Questions Wild Garlic & Cauliflower Cakes Wild Garlic & Cashew Nut Pâté Wild Garlic Pesto Wild Garlic Kimchi Wild Garlic Pakoras Fermented Wild Garlic Homemade Goat’s Cheese With Wild Garlic Wild Garlic and Nettle Nut Loaf Wild Garlic and Dandelion Salad Pickled Wild Garlic … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Wild Garlic

What are the traditional and modern uses of wild garlic?Can you eat wild garlic?What parts of wild garlic can you eat?Is it illegal to pick wild garlic in the UK?Can wild garlic be mistaken for any poisonous plants?Where do you find wild garlic?What are the benefits of eating wild garlic?How do you store wild garlic?Can … Read more