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

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of YarrowYarrow RecipesHerbal Medicine Uses of YarrowOther Uses of YarrowCautionsAbout The AuthorReferences Yarrow is the herb of a million flowers thanks to its prolific foliage. This wild edible has been used since ancient times in food and medicine, and it still a … Read more

EP24: Nutritional Cultural Identity

Masanobu Fukuoka’s one-straw revolution inspired Krishna Mckenzie to start his own organic farm in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. In this interview he talks about the importance of nutritional cultural identity, wild food volunteer plants, soil fertility, bioregionalism and why wellbeing needs to be collective not individual self indulgence. Listen To This Podcast Subscribe To The … Read more

Rowan or Mountain Ash – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of Rowan or Mountain AshNutritional Profile of Rowan or Mountain AshRecipes for Rowan or Mountain AshHerbal Medicine Uses of Rowan or Mountain AshOther UsesCautionsAbout The AuthorReferences Rowan or Mountain Ash is an ancient tree used since ancient times. The berries provide a … Read more

Broad-Leaved and Curly Dock – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

In This Issue Scientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of DockNutritional Profile of DockDock RecipesHerbal Medicine Uses of DockOther Uses of DockCautionsAbout The Author Docks have grown in Britain since three ice ages ago, and remains of dock have been found in places where people once farmed, such as the ancient … Read more

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

In This Issue Common NameScientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood Uses of DaisyNutritional ProfileDaisy RecipesHerbal Medicine Uses of DaisyOther UsesCautionsAbout The Author Daisy, a humble little flower that is widespread in many parts of the world. A children’s favourite for making ‘daisy chains’ or ‘fairy chains’, the daisy has also been used … Read more

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

In This Issue Common NameScientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood UsesNutritional ProfileMeadowsweet RecipesHerbal Medicine UsesOther UsesCautionsAbout The AuthorReferences Sweetly scented meadowsweet was famous as a strewing herb and as a flavouring for mead. It later gained recognition as one of the plants that contain salicylic acid, from which is derived aspirin and has … Read more

Try This Majestic Meadowsweet Cordial

The delights of this super quick wild meadowsweet cordial recipe are worth trying. With Summer finally looking like it has arrived, my spirits pick up as I know that meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is flowering. Culpepper tells us meadowsweet “makes a merry heart”. Something I can definitely attest to. I just perk up whenever I breathe … Read more

Wild Seeds You Can Grow in a Jar and Eat as Sprouts

Years ago, circa 1986, I used to teach ‘Biogenic Nutrition’. Don’t ask, it was a crazy diet and I was young and chasing enlightenment. Ah, the folly of youth. Back then I taught people how to ferment seed cheeses and how to sprout seeds in jars in their kitchens, along with following a raw vegetarian … Read more

EP23: Wild Tea Ceremonies & Celebrations

How to create your own local wild tea ceremonies and celebrations for community building and wild wellbeing. In this interview, I talk with my friend Mary Morgaine Squire on how to create local wild tea celebrations to reconnect us to plants, place, self and soil. Listen To This Podcast Subscribe To The Podcast Apple/iPhone users subscribe … Read more

Black Mustard Soup

This black mustard soup recipe came about from wandering. Wandering carefree through the hedge. For a few days, I have been walking past black mustard (Brassica nigra). The delicate little flower buds gracefully adorning tender stems called out to me. “Use me like little broccoli florets”, they sang. And because I have been immersing myself … Read more

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

In This Issue Common NameScientific NameFamilyBotanical DescriptionStatusHabitat and DistributionParts Used For FoodHarvest TimeFood UsesNutritional Profile of SorrelSorrel RecipesHerbal Medicine Uses of SorrelOther UsesCautionsAbout The AuthorReferences Common Name Common Sorrel. Scientific Name Rumex acetosa. Family Polygonaceae. Botanical Description Common sorrel grows up to 10–120 cm. Its stalks bear clusters of small reddish-green to brown flowers and … Read more